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Dr Hui-Rong Jiang

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I’m currently a Senior Lecturer in Immunology at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. I received my first degree in Medicine from China Medical University and completed PhD in Immunology/Ophthalmology at Aberdeen University in 2001. Between 2001 and 2009 I was a postdoctoral researcher and then a senior research fellow at the universities of Cambridge, Manchester (Paterson Institute for Cancer Research) and Glasgow. I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2010.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease
    • Neuroimmunology
    • In vivo immunology
    • Immune cytokines
    • Cancer immunology

Publications

The therapeutic effect of anti-CD52 treatment in murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis is associated with altered IL-33 and ST2 expression levels
Barbour Mark, Wood Rachel, Hridi Shehla U, Wilson Chelsey, McKay Grant, Bushell Trevor J, Jiang Hui-Rong
Journal of Neuroimmunology, pp. 1-33, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2018.02.012
Expression of IL-22 and IL-22R1 subunit in the central nervous system of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mice
Wilson Chelsey, Bushell Trevor, Jiang Hui-Rong
BSI Edinburgh Immunology Conference. Edinburgh, UK, (2017)
Increased expression of IL-16 in the brain of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Hridi Shehla Unaiza, McCann Lee, McConnell Gail, Bushell Trevor J, Jiang Hui-Rong
Brain and Neuroscience Advances, (2017)
Effect of sphingosine kinase modulators on interleukin-1β release, sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 expression and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis : FTY720 analogues and inflammation
Barbour Mark, McNaughton Melissa, Boomkamp Stephanie D., MacRitchie Neil, Jiang Hui-Rong, Pyne Nigel J, Pyne Susan
British Journal of Pharmacology Vol 174, pp. 210-222, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bph.13670
MAP kinase phosphatase 2 deficient mice develop attenuated experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis through regulating dendritic cells and T cells
Barbour Mark, Plevin Robin, Jiang Hui-Rong
Scientific Reports Vol 6, pp. 1-13, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep38999
Expression of IL-22 and IL-22R1 subunit in the central nervous system of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mice
Wilson Chelsey, Bushell Trevor, Jiang Hui-Rong
BSI/NVVI congress 2016, (2016)

more publications

Teaching

I teach classes of Clinical Immunology/Advanced topics in immunology (4th Year and postgraduates); Immunology practical lab sessions (3rd year and postgraduates); Advanced techniques in in vivo biology (4th year and postgraduates). I coordinate Clinical Immunology and Advanced Techniques in vivo Biology. From 2010-2017, I organized the annual British Pharmacological Society funded Immunology Summer School for undergraduates and graduates from different UK institutions. I also contribute to the teaching and assessment of master degree programme, and supervise MRes, MSc and MSci research projects.

Research interests

My research focuses on understanding how immune molecules are organised in vivo within a regulatory network in the development of autoimmune and neurological autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, uveoretinitis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and thus find those potential molecules which may be the best targets for clinical intervention for patients with autoimmune disease from all causes. I am also interested in cancer immunology, particularly the effect of immune cells/molecules on cancer development.

Projects

Capacity Building Award in Integretive Mammalian Biology: A joint initiative from Glasgow University and Strathclyde University | Allan, Debbie
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator) Harnett, William (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2010 - 23-Feb-2015
BB/J013854/1 BBSRC DPT Studentships (with Glasgow University) | Wilson, Chelsey
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator) Bushell, Trevor (Co-investigator) Wilson, Chelsey (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Oct-2018
EPSRC DOCTORAL TRAINING GRANT | Barbour, Mark
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator) Plevin, Robin (Co-investigator) Barbour, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 02-Oct-2015
Investigating the expression of IL-22 in normal and inflamed central nervous system (MRS Vacation Scholarship)
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator)
Period 13-Jul-2015 - 04-Sep-2015
The Effect of Alemtuzumab Treatment on Central Nervous System Function in Multiple Sclerosis
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator) Bushell, Trevor (Co-investigator)
Period 25-Aug-2014 - 31-Jul-2018
IL-33 and multiple sclerosis
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-May-2011 - 31-Mar-2012

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Address

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing John Arbuthnott Building

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