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.
Research in my group focuses on understanding how immune cells and molecules are organised in vivo within a regulatory network during the development of autoimmune and neurological disorders, with a particular interest in multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, and thus find those potential molecules which may be the best targets for clinical intervention.
I coordinate the following courses: Clinical Immunology BM426; Advanced techniques in in vivo biology BM437; PG Advanced techniques in in vivo biology MP968; PG Advanced topics in immunology BM945.
I lecture on the following courses: Immunology labs BM214 and BM327; Clinical Immunology BM426; 4th year biomedical research project supervision BM432; Advanced techniques in in vivo biology BM437 and MP968; PG Advanced topics in immunolog BM945; Targeted cancer therapies for personalised medicine MP981; Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research MP959.
I supervise MRes, MSc and MSci research projects.
From 2010 to 2017, I organized the annual British Pharmacological Society funded Immunology Summer School for undergraduates and graduates from various UK institutions. Currently I am a member of Education Expert group on Research Animal Sciences Education Scheme, organised by the Physiological Society and the British Pharmacological Society.
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