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Chaoqun Yao

Associate Professor
Biomedical sciences
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Saint Kitts and Nevis


Dr. Chaoqun Yao received BMed and PhD degrees from Huazhong University of Science & Technology and the University of Georgia, respectively.  He pursued postdoctoral trainings at the Washington State University and the University of Iowa followed by a non-tenure track faculty position at the University of Iowa.  He was a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Wyoming with a concomitant appointment of adjunct professor at the University of Washington.  He was also the parasitology section head of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory at the same time.  He joined Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine as an associate professor in 2014.

Research Interest

molecular pathogenesis and host-parasite interaction of parasites of medical/veterinary importance.


  • un H, Wang S, Zhao X, Yao C, Zhang H, Huang Y, Chen X, Yang Y, Du A. 2017. Targeted overexpression of cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Subunit in Toxoplasma gondii promotes replication and virulence in host cells. Veterinary Parasitology. 243: 248-255 DOI 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.06.002

  • Wang J, Li T, Liu G, Zhu X, Yao C. 2017. Two tales of Cytauxzoon felis infections in domestic cats. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 30: 861-885

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