Xueting Qiu is a postdoctoral research fellow under the mentorship of Drs. Marc Lipsitch and Bill Hanage in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research at CCDD focuses on understanding the molecular evolution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae and identifying critical genes/loci under selection that shape the pathogen populations. This work can provide a better understanding of evolutionary trajectories of different genes and population dynamics of Streptococcus Pneumoniae and have the potential to optimize vaccine design.
Before joining CCDD, Xueting obtained her Medical Degree from School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) during 2008-2013. She received her Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2015 and her Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases from the University of Georgia in 2019. Her dissertation work focused on applied phylodynamic modeling of respiratory viruses to enhance the understanding of viral evolution and diffusion dynamics in different populations.