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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Assistant Research Professor


  • BS - 1983 - Zoology, Shandong University, China
  • MS - 1986 - Developmental Biology, Shandong University, China 
  • PhD - 1996 - Developmental Biology,  Shandong University, China

Courses Taught

  • Immunology (BIOL 4113/5113)

Research Interests


  • Regulation of autoimmune T cell activation
  • Role of B cells in autoimmune diseases

My research is focused upon understanding how dysfunctional immune cells mediate autoimmune inflammation. More specifically, I am interested in 1) the cytokines secreted by autoreactive T cells that mediate epithelial cell hyperplasia and tissue fibrosis, and 2) the cytokines that are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.  The goal of my research is to find novel therapeutic targets for intervention on autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as cardiovascular disease.

Shiguang Yu

Contact Information

P: 870-680-4360
F: 870-972-2638


Building: ABI
Room: 210