Rochester, United States
Dr. Yao is currently the director of the Viral Hepatitis / HIV / COVID Testing Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A. and an associate professor of medicine and laboratory medicine and pathology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is a graduate of University of Manitoba, Canada, and received postgraduate medical training in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and medical microbiology at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and University of Toronto. He currently serves as the vice-chair of the CLSI document development committee for the 2 nd edition of M53-A Criteria for Laboratory Testing and Diagnosis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. His research interests are in transplant infectious diseases and the development of serologic and molecular diagnostic assays for hepatitis viruses and HIV.