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Siyang Xia

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Siyang is broadly interested in the dynamics and evolution of the interactions between pathogens and human immune systems, and how vaccines could affect these interactions. In his Ph.D., Siyang studied the mosquito Aedes aegypti, a major disease vector for dengue and Zika virus. His dissertation examined the impacts of human activities on the mosquito’s evolution and the possibilities of using human-assisted evolution to reduce vector-borne diseases. Outside of the lab and the office, Siyang likes playing volleyball, watching movies, and is trying to learn cooking.