Dr. Yun Young Go joined City University of Hong Kong in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Immunology in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health.
Yun Young received both her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and MSc degrees from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. After graduation, she joined the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) as an equine clinician where she gained ample knowledge and experience in equine medicine. Later on, she obtained her PhD degree at Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, USA. Her PhD research project focused on the characterisation of the host immune response and host-virus interactions of the equine arteritis virus. Following the completion of her PhD, she joined the Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, USA, as a postdoctoral scholar working on the antiviral immune response of highly pathogenic viruses, such as Chikungunya and Yellow fever viruses in biosafety level (BSL)-3 and animal BSL-3 facilities. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, she worked at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, South Korea, as a Senior Research Scientist where she established a productive research programme on the development of antivirals against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases that are of global public health importance. Yun Young has been a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Microbiologists since 2011.