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Heng Du Lab

Heng Du
Lab Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Feng Xue

Feng Xue, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher | Du Lab

Education:
  • Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, National Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Medical College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Research Interests:
  • Innate immune signaling in neurodegeneration disease pathology
  • Immunotherapy drug discovery for neurodegeneration disease

Chunxiao Yu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher | Du Lab

Education:
  • M.D., Medical School of Shandong University, Jinan, China (2003)
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical School of Shandong University, Jinan, China (2008)
  • Joint Ph.D., Department of Urology Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2008)
Research Interests:
  • Gene regulation related to nervous system, endocrine and metabolic diseases

Graduate Students

Hao Chen

Hao Chen

Graduate Student | Du Lab

Education:
  • M.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas (2016)
  • B.S., Biology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (2013)
Research Interests:
  • Mitochondrial quality control and mitophagy in neurons
Kun Jia

Kun Jia

Graduate Student | Du Lab

Education:
  • M.S., Neurology, Shandong University, Jinan, China (2019)
  • B.S., Clinical Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, China (2016)
Research Interests:
  • Mitochondrial Mechanism of Alzheimer’s Disease
Jing Tian

Jing Tian

Graduate Student | Du Lab

Education:
  • M.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas (2015)
  • B.S., Biotechnology, Northwest University, Shaanxi, China (2000)
Research Interests:
  • Metabolism-related molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Developing novel therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s patients
Tienju Wang

Tienju Wang

Graduate Student | Du Lab

Education:
  • M.S., Biotechnology, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (2019)
  • B.S., Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (2017)
Research Interests:
  • Pathology of Neurodegenerative Disease

Education

  • M.D./Ph.D., Sun Yat-sen School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (2003-2006)
  • M.S., Medicine, Medical School of Shandong University, Shandong, China (2000-2003)
  • B.S., Medicine, Medical School of Shandong University, Shandong, China (1995-2000)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, Richardson, TX (2019-2020)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Dallas, Richardson, TX (2013-2019)
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Higuchi Bioscience Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (2011-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY (2006-2010)
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Exchange Student, Psychiatry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (2005-2006)

Biography

Heng Du’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in neurodegenerative diseases with a special emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and the development of therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

Selected Publications