Professor Yi Guan
Dr. Yi Guan has a strong background in microbiology and virology focusing on emerging infectious diseases. The work of Dr. Yi Guan's lab has been highly influential in the identification of viral sinks, viral transmission and the characterization of emerging infectious disease evolution for diseases such as SARS and influenza. His findings have captured the attention of highly reputable media sources such as TIME magazine and CNN. His work on H5N1 has given a global insight into this influenza strain. As well, Dr. Yi Guan has made important discoveries in SARS research, identifying the source of SARS viral transmission from animals to humans to be the sales of civets in wild animal markets where humans were contracting the disease. The aim of Dr. Yi Guan's research is the prevention of a pandemic from zoonotic diseases.