Welcome, Yuqing, Jiaqi, Wenyao & Yicong

Yuqing Gao (高雨晴) joins our lab as a joint Ph.D student. Her co-PI is Professor Qing Wei (衛青) of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院). She obtained both her B.S. degree in Biotechnology and M.S. degree in Bioengineering from Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot. She studied the development of the reproductive organs.

Jiaqi Shen (申佳琦) joins our lab as a Ph.D student. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biological Science from Hainan University and her master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine from the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She studied TMCO1 and the agenesis of the corpus callosum.

Wenyao Yang (楊文耀) joins our lab as a joint Ph.D student. His co-PI is Professor Xinluan Wang (王新峦) of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院). He obtained his B.S. degree in Biological Engineering from Shanghai University and M.S. degree in Cell Biology from Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He studied the effects of icariin in protecting muscles from damage.

Yicong Zhang (張褘聰) joins our lab as a Ph.D student. She obtained her B.S. degree in Food Safety and Quality from China Pharmaceutical University and her master’s degree in Medicine Analysis from Ocean University of China. She studied pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetics using both cell and animal models.

Welcome, Jie & Yue

Jie Hu (胡杰) joins our lab as a joint Ph.D student. Her co-PI is Professor Man Zhang (張滿) of the Guangzhou Laboratory (廣州實驗室). She obtained both her B.S. degree in Agronomy and M.S. degree in Cell Biology from Southwest University, Chongqing. She studied the regulation of the innate immune signaling pathway and embryonic development.

Yue Ma (馬越) joins our lab as a Ph.D student. He obtained both his bachelor’s degree in Medicine and master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine from Zhengzhou University. He studied lncRNAs and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Welcome, Louisa!

As part of the Research Experiences Programme of the Honours College, Lousia Kam (甘沛桐) joins our lab and will stay until October. She is from Macau and a junior student in Biomedical Sciences. She may choose to stay in the lab to conduct her final-year research project.

Welcome, Mengqi & Yutao

Mengqi Chen (陳夢琪) joins our lab as a Ph.D student. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biological Science from Taiyuan Normal University and M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sichuan University. She studied copper regualtion of cell migration throught intermediate filament protein vimentin.

Yutao Li (李宇桃) joins our lab as a Ph.D student. She obtained her B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Jinan University and worked in BindeBio Co. Ltd. as a research assistant. She studied the mechanism and regulation of tumor cell killing function of NY-SCO-1, a cancer-testis antigen.

Welcome, Jenny!

Jenny Chio (趙子慧) joins our lab as a research assistant. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of London and will receive her M.S. degree in Medical Sciences soon from the University of Hong Kong. She studied the modulation of periostin mRNA splicing in anti-fibrotic therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Welcome!

First data at UM

First data in our lab is a fluorescent image taken on a Nikon Ti microscope. NIH 3T3 fibroblasts were microinjected with plasmid DNA encoding GFP-prelamin AL647R for 1 hour and cell polarization was induced by 10 μM lysophosphatidic acid. Two hours later cells were fixed and stained for tubulins (red) and vinculin (blue).