Dr. Qi received her medical degree and worked as a pathologist in China and was then awarded her Ph.D./M.D. from the department of pathology at Gifu University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan in 1990. In 1993, following three years of postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Qi was appointed research assistant professor in the V.T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine. In 1995, she joined the NIAID Laboratory of Immunopathology as a senior staff fellow/senior pathology research specialist and was also appointed laboratory manager.
In 2013, she became the chief of the Pathology Core in the Laboratory of Immunogenetics (LIG). As a well-trained and highly experienced pathologist, Dr. Qi is an accomplished research scientist who is actively involved in training LIG staff in histoimmunological and pathological technologies, in addition to carrying out her own original research and collaborations.