Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota, USA
Yinduo Ji is an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Minnesota, USA. He obtained his PhDfrom the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (current Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention) in 1993. His PhD project was the molecular biological investigation of the effect of the pharyngeal colonization of normal flora Neisseria lactamica on infections by N. meningitidis.He did his postdoctoral training in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Minnesotafrom 1994 to 1997 and worked on the molecular pathogenesis of Group A streptococci.
He joined GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Research & Development, USA, as a postdoctoral scientist, developed a regulated antisense RNA interference system for identifying novel antibacterial targets in Staphylococcus aureus, and was promoted as an investigator of anti-infective drug discoveryin 1999.He has been a faculty member at the University of Minnesota since 2002.
The molecular and cellular pathogenesisof Staphylococcusaureus, functional genomics, and antibacterial drug discovery.