Congratulations on Dr. Shi's Promotion to Professor

Congratulations on Dr. Shi's Promotion to Professor

May 15, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Meiqing Shi, who has been promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland, VMCVM & AGNR.  A well-deserved promotion! 

Dr. Meiqing Shi is known for his outstanding research, teaching, and service. Since joining UMD in 2011, he has become a leading expert in veterinary medicine, particularly in studying immune defense and infectious diseases like fungal infections caused by Cryptococcus neoformans and “African sleeping sickness” caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei. To control these dangerous diseases, Meiqing’s research focuses on how the immune cells interact with the pathogens that cause them, and how these pathogens pass into the brain. He has been incredibly productive, having published 78 refereed papers, including both original research and review articles. He has served as a first or corresponding author on 53 of them. Many of his papers have been published in prestigious journals such as PNAS and Nature Communications. Since 2017, he has obtained five competitive extramural grants, including four R21 grants and one R01 grant as the Principal Investigator from NIH NIAID, totaling $3,572,220.

Beyond his research, Meiqing is committed to mentoring students and serving the academic community. He has guided many students and actively participates on AGNR committees, sharing his knowledge for the benefit of others. At the university level, Meiqing serves as the AGNR graduate program reviewer for the degree audit implementation, on the University Senate, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

He has exceptional qualities as a scholar, mentor, and colleague. His dedication to advancing knowledge, along with his passion for helping others, makes him a standout faculty member. Meiqing’s collaborative nature and commitment to excellence make him a deserving candidate for this award, and his contributions to veterinary medicine and public health will continue to make a lasting impact.