Research Associate Professor School of Medicine
Research Associate Professor of Medical School in Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen Overseas High-level Talent。Member of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS), member of the Youth Development Committee of ICMRS, member of the Blood Immunology Committee of Guangdong Society of Immunology, the Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI). The leader of the 11th Youth Committee Committee of Innovation and Transformation Chemistry Deputy, Orthopaedic Branch, the Chinese Medical Association (CMA). Member of American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Reviewer of 《Stem Cell Research & Therapy》, 《Journal of Cell physiology》, 《Journal of Biological Chemistry》，and 《 Chinese Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 》. Supported by General Programs of the State Natural Science Fund of China, Youth fund, and Shenzhen Science and Technology Commission basic research project, as the core member participating key funds of State Natural Science Fund of China, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory and other projects. Relevant research have been published in world-class journals such as 《Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) 》, 《Nature Communications》, 《Journal of Biological Chemistry》, and 《JCI Insight》. Participated in the 《English encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Bone Biology》 and the Chinese encyclopedia 《Bone Development and Disease》. Had been invited to report at the domestic and international conferences and won many awards at international conferences， such as Young Investigator Awards at the ASBMR Annual Meeting in 2011, the Young Investigator Travel Grant at the 2016 ASBMR Annual Meeting, and the Quality Poster Award at the 2017 ASBMR Annual Meeting.
(1) Study the mechanism of the formation of osteoblasts, osteoclasts and chondrocytes during skeletal development and steady state maintenance under physiological and pathological conditions;
(2) Study the role of adhesion proteins (such as Kindlin-2, Migfilin, Pinch1/2) in skeletal development and homeostasis；
(3) Study on the regulatory mechanisms of glucose and fat metabolism;
(4) Study on the mutual regulation of bone and extra-bone tissues and organs.
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Welcome to the Department of Biology! Since its establishment in 2012, the Department of Biology has attracted internationally renowned professors to join as leaders and dozens of young scientists to start their independent academic career here pursuit of excellence in research and teaching. The research interests of our faculty members include diverse topics such as systems biology, plant biology, neurobiology, structural biology and molecular cell biology. The primary goals of our faculty are to address the most significant fundamental biological questions and to develop new strategies to treat various complex diseases. Such efforts will benefit from the shared inter-disciplinary collaborative spirit deeply rooted in the minds of all the faculty members working in different departments at SUSTech.
Mentoring the next generation biologists with the highest standards is another primary task of the Department of Biology. Our professors choose internationally acclaimed textbooks to teach core courses biological sciences, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Undergraduates are encouraged to join the laboratory early to get firsthand working experience in basic and/or applied biological research, which helps them to consolidate the mastering of basic techniques, to broaden their knowledge horizons and to acquire the capabilities of problem identifying, hypothesis formulating and problem solving.
Life science, one of the fastest developing natural scientific disciplines, has been the driving force behind the growth of the world economy and provides the know for the development of new technologies serving to improve the human health and welfare at large. Wit generous financial support from the Shenzhen municipal government, we are confident that the Department of Biology in SUSTech will surely grow into a top tier globally-renowned research and teaching center！