Associate Professor Department of Biology

Dr. Wenfei Jin is an Associate Professor (Tenure Track; PI; National Youth Talent) in Department of Biology in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He has worked on population genetics and precision medicine related field since his Ph.D. program. He has published >20 research articles and book chapters, including first/co-first author articles on Nature, AJHG, Genome Res, Genome Biol and HMG. He and his colleagues developed single cell DNase-seq that provides key regulatory information for precision medicine (Jin, et.al, 2015 Nature).

Dr. Wenfei Jin received his bachelor’s degree from Zhengzhou University in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in Computational biology from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Max Planck Society Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB) with Prof. Li Jin (CAS member) and Prof. Shuhua Xu in 2012. Dr. Jin completed his Postdoc Fellow in systems biology in National Institutes of Health (NIH) with Dr. Keji Zhao in 2017. Dr. Jin is the recipient of many honors and awards including Springer Theses, CAS Excellent Doctoral Dissertation and NHLBI Orloff Award. Dr. Jin is especially interested in promoting the applications of single cell sequencing in clinical diagnosis and medical consultation.

Dr. Jin is interested in 1) single cell sequencing and its applications in cancer biology; 2) identifying genetic/epigenetic changes that drive oncogenesis; 3) developing cancer prediction and treatment model for precision medicine.

Personal Profile

Dr. Wenfei Jin is an Associate Professor (PI; PhD supervisor;Tenure Track; National Youth Talent) in Department of Biology in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). Dr. Jin received his bachelor's degree from Zhengzhou University in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in Computational biology from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Max Planck Society Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB) with Prof. Li Jin (CAS member) and Prof. Shuhua Xu in 2012. Dr. Jin completed his Postdoc Fellow in systems biology at National Institutes of Health (NIH) with Dr. Keji Zhao in 2017. He joined in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2017. Dr. Jin works on population genetics and precision medicine related field since his Ph.D. program. He has published >20 research articles and book chapters, including first/co-fist author articles on Nature, AJHG, Genome Res, Genome Biol and HMG. Dr. Jin and his colleagues developed single cell DNase-seq (scDNase-seq) that could provide key regulatory information for precision medicine (Jin, et.al, 2015 Nature). Dr. Jin is the recipient of many honors and awards including Springer Theses, CAS Excellent Doctoral Dissertation and NHLBI Orloff Award. Dr. Jin is especially interested in promoting the applications of single cell sequencing in clinical diagnosis and medical consultation.

Research interests

Dr. Jin’s lab is interested in identifying genetic/epigenetic changes that drive oncogenesis, and developing disease risk prediction model for precision medicine. The long-term goal of the lab is to develop efficient personalized treatment for cancers based on patients’ genetic background. In near future, the lab will focus on investigating genetic/epigenetic heterogeneity and micro-evolution of cancer cells using single cell sequencing related technologies.

 

Professional Experience

Mar.2017-present        Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Jan.2013-Mar.2017     Postdoc fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)                              

Mentor: Dr. Keji Zhao

Jan.2012-Dec.2012      Assistant researcher, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Max Planck Society Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB), SIBS, CAS

Education

Sept.2006-Dec.2011    Ph.D. in Computational Biology, PICB and University of Chinese Academies of Sciences

Supervisors: Prof. Felix Li Jin (CAS member) and Dr. Shuhua Xu

Feb.2006-April.2006   Intern, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS

Mentors: Prof. Mofang Liu and Prof. Enduo Wang (CAS member)

Sept.2001-July.2006    B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Zhengzhou University, China

 

Awards and Honors

2018    National level leading expert, Shenzhen

2017     National Youth Talent

2017     Distinguished Scientist Award, NIH-CSSA

2016    Orloff innovation Awards, NHLBI, USA

2016     Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), NIH, USA

2014    Springer Theses, Springer

2013    Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2012    First-author Awards, PICB                                                  

2012    Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2012    SIBS-Eli Lilly Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Awards, Eli Lilly

2011    Travel Awards, 12th International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG)/61th ASHG

2011    Pfizer Awards, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences

2010    Di’ao scholarship Awards, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Join us

We are seeking multiple, highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, PhD students, graduate students and interns with interesting in single cell sequencing and precision medicine to join our lab. Dr. Wenfei Jin’s lab in the Southern University of Science and Technology is interested in 1) single cell sequencing and its applications in cancer biology; 2) identifying genetic/epigenetic changes that drive oncogenesis; 3) developing cancer prediction and treatment model for precision medicine. The long-term goal of the lab is to develop efficient personalized treatment for cancers based on patients’ genetic background. In near future, the lab will focus on investigating genetic/epigenetic heterogeneity and micro-evolution of cancer cells using single cell sequencing related technologies. The lab is well funded by multiple programs including "National Key R&D Program" and "National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)".

 

  1. Postdoc’s annual salary usually is >40,000 USD (Applicants should have a track-record of high quality publications).
  2. Scholarship is highly competitive (about 10,000 RMB per year for PhD student; about 5,000 RMB per year for graduate student)
  3. Stipends for intern will depends on applicant’s performance.

 

Contact

If you are interested in joining Dr. Jin’s lab, please send your C.V. and the names of 2-3 references to Dr. Jin (jinwf@sustc.edu.cn). We look forward to hearing from you!

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Contact Address

1088 Xueyuan Avenue # Faculty Research Building NO.1, Room 206

Office Phone

(+86) 0755-88018478

Email

jinwf@@sustc.edu.cn

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