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Scholar spotlight: Ying Peng

Filed in China, Multimedia, Photo by on March 10, 2015

Home country: China
Visa type: H-1B
MU department: Veterinary medicine
Role at MU: Post-doctoral fellow

Path to MU:
Peng came to MU for the opportunity to work on infectious disease research at the MU Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research, a regional biocontainment laboratory facility.

Current work:
Peng is currently working on the pathogen Coxiella burnetii, which is a bacteria that causes Q fever, a disease that can cause death in human beings. He works in a biosafety level 3 lab that receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Current goals:
He would like to learn more about infectious disease research and related experiments in the BSL3 lab so he can gain more skills related to his field.

Biggest surprise about Columbia:
Peng was surprised by how beautiful and quiet Columbia is. He appreciates the cost of living and the public education system.

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