I graduated from Chemistry Department, Nankai University, China in 2005, and obtained a PhD in biochemistry from the University of London in 2009. Since I was awarded an Imperial College Research Fellowship in 2010, I have established my independent research in host-microbial interactions post weight loss surgery. I am an MRC New Investigator and an ERC Starting Grant holder.
I am also a Deputy Director of Imperial International Phenome Training Centre (IIPTC) and run several short courses. I am a course leader for the MRes stream in Microbiome in Health and Disease (MHD) and a module leader for MHD module in BSc Medical Biosciences.
Honours and Awards
Elsie Widdowson Fellowship (2017); “40 World Young Scientists” at the World Summer Davos Conference (2015); Wang-Kuan-Cheng Research Fellowship (2012); Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award (2011, runner up); Imperial College Research Fellowship (2010-2013); Imperial College Deputy Rector’s Award (2005-2008); PhD scholarship from Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (2005-2009); Tianjin City Science and Technology Award (2004); Nankai University Scholarship (2002-2004).
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et al., 2013, Urinary phenotyping indicates weight loss independent metabolic effects of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in mice, Journal of Proteome Research
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et al., 2012, Metabolic surgery profoundly influences gut microbial-host metabolic cross-talk, Gut, Vol:60, Pages:1214-1223
et al., 2011, Experimental bariatric surgery in rats generates a cytotoxic chemical environment in the gut contents, Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol:2, Pages:1-9
et al., 2011, Understanding the role of gut microbiome-host metabolic signal disruption in health and disease, Trends in Microbiology, Vol:19, ISSN:0966-842X, Pages:349-359
et al., 2008, Metabonomic and microbiological analysis of the dynamic effect of vancomycin-induced gut microbiota modification in the mouse, Journal of Proteome Research, Vol:7, Pages:3718-3728