Headshot photo of Yujia  Zhang, M.S.

Yujia Zhang, M.S.

  • Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, School of Medicine


Yujia received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2018 and her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2020. Her undergraduate research was focused on single-enzyme kinetics using the Atomic Force Microscope. She joined the Keck School of Medicine at USC as a Project Assistant after graduating in 2020, conducting multimodal data analysis and applying various machine learning methods using COVID-ARC data. Yujia is currently a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student in CEDAR and is co-mentored by Dr. Xiaolin Nan and Dr. Sadik Esener. 

Education and training

    • B.S., 2018, Michigan State University
    • M.S., 2020, University of Southern California


Selected publications

  • Zhang Y, Garner R, Salehi S, La Rocca M, Duncan D. Association between ABO blood types and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), genetic associations, and underlying molecular mechanisms: a literature review of 23 studies. Ann Hematol. 2021 May;100(5):1123-1132. doi: 10.1007/s00277-021-04489-w. Epub 2021 Mar 8. PMID: 33686492; PMCID: PMC7939543.
  • Bruckhaus AA, Abedi A, Salehi S, Pickering TA, Zhang Y, Martinez A, Lai M, Garner R, Duncan D. COVID-19 Vaccination Dynamics in the US: Coverage Velocity and Carrying Capacity Based on Socio-demographic Vulnerability Indices in California. J Immigrant Minority Health 24, 18–30 (2022). 
  • Zhang Y, Garner R, Salehi S, Rocca M, Duncan D. Molecular and antigen tests, and sample types for diagnosis of COVID-19: a review. Future Virol. 2022 Jun;17(9):675–85. doi: 10.2217/fvl-2021-0256. Epub 2022 Jul 1. PMID: 35783674; PMCID: PMC9248776.


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