Zhu Lab:Lab Members
Assistant Professor, Director, Research Laboratory, Digestive Disease and Nutrition Center,
Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo,
3435 Main Street, 422 BRB, Buffalo, NY14214
(716) 829-2191 (Office), (716) 829-2192 (Lab), (716) 829-3585 (Fax), (510) 418-8754 (Cell),
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1995,9-2001,8 Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ph. D. obtained in August 2001.
Mentor: Prof. Guangdi Li
Projects: Molecular biology of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Development of an evaluation system for HCV vaccine. Development of a live viral vaccine against HCV.
1991,9-1995,7 Department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Nankai University, China
bachelor’s degree of science, June, 1995. Graduated with honor.
Mentor: Professor Shufang Wang
Project: Effect of agrobacterium tumefacients elicitors on the accumulation of indole alkaloids in catharanthus roseus calli
2009,2- Assistant professor, Director of GI Laboratory, Digestive Disease and Nutrition Center, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
2003,7-2009,1 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of molecular and cell biology,
University of California, Berkeley.
Mentor: Prof. John G. Forte
Projects: Ezrin function in gastric parietal cells, renal proximal tubule cells and small intestine enterocytes: phosphorylation regulation on ezrin conformation and activity. SNARE proteins in gastric parietal cells.
2002,8-2003,7 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of molecular and cell biology,
University of California, Berkeley.
Mentor: Prof. Hsiao-Ping Moore
Project: The constitutive-like secretory pathway of protein secretion from immature secretory granule in pituitary cells.
2001,8-2002,8 Assistant researcher, Shanghai Institute of biochemistry and cell biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Mentor: Prof. Yuan Wang
Projects: Development of a DNA vaccine against HCV. Induction of apoptosis by HCV E2.
1999,5-2000,10 Visiting scientist, Institute of Molecular Virology, National research center of environment and health, Munich, Germany.
PI: Dr. Gerd Sutter
Project: Development of a live viral vaccine against HCV.
Honors and awards
2009- Invited as Pre-reviewer, the World Journal of Gastroenterology.
2008 Takeda Research Award, the American Physiological Society.
2007-2008 Invited as Science News Editor, the World Journal of Gastroenterology.
1999-2000 Fellowship for visiting scholars, from the International Bureau of the BMBF, Germany.
1995-2001 Fellowship from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1991-1992 First-class scholarship for excellent students, NanKai University.
In 2001, obtained a grant titled "Development of a recombinant vaccine against hepatitis C virus (HCV): recombinant MVA-HCV live vaccine and combinational rMVA and DNA vaccine" from the National 863 High Technology Project of China (No. 863-102-07-02-02).
1.The American Physiological Society, Gastrointestinal and Liver Section.
2.The American Society for Cell Biology.
3.The American Association for the Advancement of Science.
4.The American Gastroenterological Association.
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Wensheng LIU, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University at Buffalo. He completed his postdoctoral training in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His research was focused on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer. Dr. Liu joined our research laboratory in July, 2009. His research interests include membrane trafficking in the gastric parietal cells and the molecular pathogenesis and non-invasive biomarkers of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis.
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