assistant professor |School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry
Jia, Ning is an Assistant Professor in School of Medicine, SUSTech. Ning got her PhD degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at University of Science and Technology of China in 2016. Then she started her postdoctoral training in Dinshaw J. Patel lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Ning joined SUSTech on May, 2021. Ning has focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying CRISPR-Cas immunity against invasive bacteriophages and plasmids in prokaryotes. In the past few years, Ning has published 7 research papers as first author or co-first author (Science, 2020; Molecular Cell, 2019a, 2019b, 2019c; Cell Research, 2020; PNAS, 2019; EMBO reports, 2016), 4 of them were published as first author and co-corresponding author. Besides, as first author and co-corresponding author, Ning has been invited to write a review published on Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. In recognition of her scientific excellence, Ning became the sole recipient of 2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists in Chemistry.
1）We will continue elucidating the mechanism of the arm race mysteries of phage and bacteria with their hosts in our laboratory towards the goal to facilitate the development of antimicrobial agents and biotechnology tools with potential medical and therapeutic implications.
2）We will optimize CRISPR-Cas gene editing tools and develop new gene editing tools in an effort to facilitate the development of these tools for the biotechnological and medical applications.