Yaoqin graduated with a degree in B. Sc (Molecular Biotechnology) Honours Class I, from the University of Sydney (2009). He then obtained his PhD with Prof Peter Reeves at the same university (2014), studying the genetic basis of O-antigen diversity using Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica. After a short postdoctoral appointment with Prof Reeves, he took a postdoctoral offer in the lab of Prof John Cronan at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, to decipher the biology of fatty acid and fatty acid derived small molecule synthesis (2014-2016). He is currently working with A/Prof Makrina Totsika at the Queensland University of Technology. His is interested in the understanding of bacterial pathogenesis and virulence, cell-surface structural diversity, and regulation of cell-surface architectures to meet ambient changes.
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