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

Interleukin-16 inhibits sodium channel function and GluA1 phosphorylation via CD4- and CD9-independent mechanisms to reduce hippocampal neuronal excitability and synaptic activity
Hridi Shehla U, Franssen Aimée JPM, Jiang Hui-Rong, Bushell Trevor J
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Vol 95, pp. 71-78 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcn.2019.01.002
Expression and function of IL-33/ST2 axis in the central nervous system under normal and diseased conditions
Fairlie-Clarke Karen, Barbour Mark, Wilson Chelsey, Hridi Shehla U, Allan Debbie, Jiang Hui-Rong
Frontiers in Immunology Vol 9 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.02596
Failure of the anti-inflammatory parasitic worm product ES-62 to provide protection in mouse models of type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease
Doonan James, Thomas David, Wong Michelle H, Ramage Hazel J, Al-Riyami Lamyaa, Lumb Felicity E, Bell Kara S, Fairlie-Clarke Karen J, Suckling Colin J, Michelsen Kathrin S, Jiang Hui-Rong, Cooke Anne, Harnett Margaret M, Harnett William
Molecules Vol 23 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23102669
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)
https://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
BNA Festival of Neuroscience (2017)

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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

Biomedical Vacation Scholarships / R180191-3
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator)
09-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
Biomedical Vacation Scholarships
Coats, Paul (Principal Investigator) Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator) Lawrence, Catherine (Principal Investigator) McDonald, James (Principal Investigator) Pickard, Ben (Principal Investigator)
09-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
The Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship: Project ‘The role of PAR4 in EAE models of Multiple Sclerosis’
Wood, Rachel Aimee (Principal Investigator) Barbour, Mark (Principal Investigator) McEwan, Ryan (Researcher) Cunningham, Margaret Rose (Academic) Jiang, Hui-Rong (Academic)
PI: Dr Rachel Wood, Co-applicants: Dr Mark Barbour, Dr Margaret Cunningham and Dr Hui-Rong Jiang £1600, 2018
Student: Mr Ryan McEwan
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
Investigating the expression of IL-22 in normal and inflamed central nervous system (MRS Vacation Scholarship)
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator)
13-Jan-2015 - 04-Jan-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)
01-Jan-2014 - 01-Jan-2018
The Effect of Alemtuzumab Treatment on Central Nervous System Function in Multiple Sclerosis
Jiang, Hui-Rong (Principal Investigator) Bushell, Trevor (Co-investigator)
25-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2020

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Address

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing

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