Xiaojian Yao


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Molecular Virology


Current Positions

Professor, Medical Microbiology
Investigator, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


1983 M.D. Suzhou University of Medicine, China
Specialty: Medicine
1986 M.Sc. Virology Department. National Institute for Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, Beijing, China.
Specialty: Virology and Vaccine development.
1996 Ph.D. Molecular Biology Program, Department of microbiology and immunology, University of Montreal,
Specialty: Molecular Biology and Retrovirology

Research Focus

The research interest in my lab is to explore the molecular mechanisms of how HIV manipulate cellular machinery to facilitate HIV-1 infection, and the development of novel DC-targeting vaccine approaches against HIV, influenza, and other emerging viral infections.

Research Interests

- HIV molecular biology
- Vaccine development against HIV and influenza