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Leyi Wang

Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Address and Contact Information

2001 South Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
2001 S Lincoln
Urbana, IL  61802

Education

  • PhD, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • MS, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • DVM, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an, China

Professional Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Virology specialty

Academic Positions

  • Researcher 3, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL), Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), 2014-17
  • Laboratory Scientist 1, ADDL, ODA, 2013-14
  • Research Associate, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2012-13
  • Research Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2012-13
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, 2009-10

Research Interests

Diagnosis of viral infectious diseases and vaccine development

Selected Publications

  1. Li Chen, Leyi Wang, Afrah Kamal Yassin, Jilei Zhang, Jiansen Gong, Kezong Qi, Roman R Ganta, Xiangan Han, Chengming Wang (2018). Genetic characterization of extraintestinal Escherichia coli isolates from chicken, cow and swine. AMB Express, 8:117. 

  2. Chenghuai Yang1, Leyi Wang1, Huigang Shen, Ying Zheng, Phillip C. Gauger, Qi Chen, Jianqiang Zhang, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, Karen M. Harmon, Rodger G. Main, Ganwu Li (2018). Detection and genomic characterization of new avian-like hepatitis E virus in sparrow, United States. 1:Co-first authors. Archives of Virology. Epub ahead of print. 1:Co-first authors.

  3. Qi Chen1, Leyi Wang1, Chenghuai Yang, Ying Zheng, Phillip C. Gauger, Tavis Anderson, Karen M. Harmon, Jianqiang Zhang, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, Rodger G. Main, Ganwu Li. (2018) The emergence of novel sparrow deltacorornaviruses in the United States more closely related to porcine deltacoronaviruses than sparrow deltacoronavirus HKU17. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 7:105. 1:Co-first authors. 

  4. Leyi Wang*, Jing Cui, Jeff Hayes, Mary Beth Misener, Yan Zhang* (2018). Sequencing and phylogenetic characterization of Brucella canis isolates from Ohio, 2016. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 65(4):944-948. *: Corresponding authors.

  5. Qi Chen1, Leyi Wang1, Ying Zheng, Jianqiang Zhang, Baoqing Guo, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, Phillip C. Gauger, Karen M. Harmon, Rodger G. Main, Ganwu Li. (2018) Metagenomic analysis of the RNA fraction of the fecal virome indicates high diversity in pigs infected by porcine endemic diarrhea virus in the United States. Virology Journal. 15(1):95. 1:Co-first authors. 

  6. Chenghuai Yang1, Leyi Wang1, Huigang Shen, Ying Zheng, Sarah A. Bade, Phillip C. Gauger, Qi Chen, Jianqiang Zhang, Baoqing Guo, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, Karen M. Harmon, Rodger G. Main, Ganwu Li (2018). Detection and genetic characterization of porcine pegivirus in pigs in the United States. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 65(3):618-626. 1:Co-first authors.

  7. Deping Song, Qi Peng, Yanjun Chen, Xinrong Zhou, Fanfan Zhang, Anqi Li, Dongyan Huang, Qiong Wu, Yu Ye, Houjun He, Leyi Wang*, Yuxin Tang* (2017). Altered Gut Microbiota Profiles in Sows and Neonatal Piglets Associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection. Scientific Reports. 7(1):17439. *: Corresponding authors.

  8. Mostafa Ghanem, Leyi Wang, Yan Zhang, Scott Edwards, Dag Harmsen, David Ley, Mohamed El-Gazzar (2017). Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme (cgMLST): A Global, Standardized Approach for Molecular Typing of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 56(1): e01145-17.

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