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MBBS, MSc, DPhil
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
I started my career in clinical medicine in Beijing. After I obtained my PhD from Oxford University, I researched at the University of Toronto and Oxford University. I was a lecturer in Molecular Genetics at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London before I joined Oxford Brookes University in 2012.
Our current research focuses on functions and pathways of novel genes in complicated diseases. In particular, we are interested in genetic influence on autophagy, an important cellular regulation in human health. So far, abnormal autophagy has been reported to have association with the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease, neurodegenerative diseases, Type II diabetes, cancer and ageing.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom
Visiting Professor of China Shenzhen University School of Medicine and No. 1 University Hospital
Member of British Hypertension Society
Member of London Cardiovascular Society
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences