武汉大学动物实验中心/ABSL-III实验室
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Principal Investigator


Hongliang Li, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Hongliang Li is a full professor of Medicine in Wuhan University. He currently serves as the Directors of Animal Research Center of Wuhan University, Collaborative Innovation Center of Model Animal, and Acting Director of Cardiovascular Research Institute of Wuhan University. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Dr. Li pursued his post-doctoral trainings in Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School and Department of Cardiology at the University of Toronto. He was selected as Distinguished Young Scholar (2014) and Cheung Kong Scholar Distinguished Professor (2015). In the past 15 years, he has published over 100 peer reviewed papers in high impact factor journals including Nature Communications, Circulation, Circulation Research, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, PNAS, Diabetes, Cell Death Differentiations, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Research. Since 2008, he has been funded for more than $ 20 million from Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, and National Natural Science Foundation Committee of China. Currently, Dr. Li’s research interest focuses on defining the novel roles of innate immune network in cardiometabolic diseases. He is also interested in the development of biotechnology for genome manipulation and animal model of human diseases.


Dr. Zan Huang, Ph.D., Professor

Dr. Zan Huang is a full Professor of College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University. He graduated from Molecular Biology Program of Loyola University Chicago with a Ph.D. degree and continued his postdoctoral training in Chicago University and Northwestern University from 2006 to 2010. Dr. Huang has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers on high impact factor journals including Journal of Clinic Investigation, Blood, Leukemia, CMLS, JBC, Journal of Immunology. He was selected as an awardee for Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET) of Ministry of Education of China and Chutian Scholar of Hubei Province. He is currently a member of American Society of Hematology. Dr. Huang’s research interest focuses on molecular mechanisms in leukemogenesis, hematopoiesis, and hepatic steatosis.


Scientific staff


Sijun Yang., Ph.D., Associate Professor

Dr. Sijun Yang is an associate professor of of the Center for Animal Experiment in Wuhan University. After he obtained his Ph.D in Animal Genetics and Breeding, he left China in 2003 and studied in USA. He did his postdoctoral training at Michigan University and Institute of Genetic medicine at Johns Hopokins University from 2005.6 to 2010.12. His major research interest combines biochemical, anatomical, molecular biology and transgenic animal model approaches to answer fundamental questions of mitophagy dysfunction in mtROS / NLRP3 inflammasome activation in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. 



Ke Zhuang, M.D., Ph.D., Lecturer

Dr. Ke Zhuang is a lecturer of the Center for Animal Experiment and ABSL-3 Laboratory at Wuhan University. Dr. Zhuang obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Wuhan University School of Medicine in 2002 and 2005. She worked in College of Life Sciences at Wuhan University during 2005-2008 and pursued her post-doctoral trainings in Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of Rockefeller University in New York from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Zhuang has been doing HIV/AIDS research for more than 10 years. Dr. Zhuang is currently interested in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis(NASH)and pathogenesis of HIV-Associated B- cell Lymphoma. 


Dr. Li ZHOU, Ph.D., Instructor of Medicine 

Dr. Li Zhou is an instructor of medicine in Center for Animal Experiment, Wuhan University. He graduated from College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University with Ph.D. degree in 2011 and continued his postdoctoral training in Wuhan University School of Medicine from 2012 to 2014.  Dr. Zhou’s research interest focuses on molecular mechanisms in acute lung disease and innate immunity.


Jianfeng Gao, Ph.D., Lecturer

Dr. Jianfeng Gao is a lecturer of the Center for Animal Experiment at Wuhan University. Dr. Gao graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University with a doctoral degree in June, 2014 and then pursued his post-doctoral trainings at Wuhan University School of Medicine from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Gao’s research interest focuses on molecular mechanism of nutritional metabolic disease.


Postdoctoral fellow


Guangnian Zhao, Ph.D. (赵光年)
Guangnian Zhao graduated from Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences with a Ph.D. degree in 2013.
E-mail: zhaogn@whu.edu.cn


Peng Zhang, Ph.D. (张鹏)
Peng Zhang is a postdoctoral student in the laboratory. He recently obtained his Ph.D. from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2014.
E-mail: zhp@whu.edu.cn


Junhong Guo, Ph.D. (郭俊红)
Junhong Guo is a postdoctoral student in the laboratory. She has recently obtained her Ph.D. from Wuhan University in 2014.
E-mail: guojunhong@whu.edu.cn



Yanxiao Ji, Ph.D. (姬燕晓)
Yanxiao Ji is a postdoctoral student in the laboratory. He has recently graduated from Wuhan University with a Ph.D. in 2015.

E-mail: jiyanxiao@whu.edu.cn


Yaxing Zhang, Ph.D. (张亚星)
Yaxing Zhang recently graduated with a Ph.D. from Sun Yat-sen University.
E-mail: zhangyxstar@whu.edu.cn


Chun Fang, Ph.D.(方春)
Chun got his doctoral degree from the Institute of Preventive Veterinary Medicine of Zhejiang University in 2015.
E-mail: fangchun@whu.edu.cn


Wenzhe Mao, Ph.D.(毛文哲)
Mao Wenzhe graduated with Ph.D. from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences &Peking Union Medical College.
E-mail: maowzhdy@whu.edu.cn


Ph.D. candidate


Xi Jiang,(蒋曦)
Xi Jiang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cardiology Department of the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.
E-mail: jerryson85@whu.edu.cn


Pixiao Wang,(王丕晓)
Pixiao Wang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cardiology Department of the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University. 
E-mail: wangpx@whu.edu.cn

Jun Gong, B.Sc. (巩军)
Jun Gong is now a Ph.D. candidate in College of Life Sciences at the Wuhan University.
E-mail: gjun@whu.edu.cn



Wenlin Cheng, (程文林)
Wenlin cheng is currently a Ph.D. student in Cardiology Department of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.
E-mail: chengwenlin@whu.edu.cn


Xiaozhan Wang,(王晓占)
Xiaozhan Wang is currently a Ph.D. in Cardiology Department of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.
E-mail: wangxz@whu.edu.cn


Zhou Jiang, B.Sc.(江舟)
Zhou Jiang is a Ph.D. student in College of Life Science at Wuhan University.
E-mail: joe5130lab@whu.edu.cn



Fengjuan Yan, B.Sc.(闫凤娟)
Fengjuan Yan is a Ph.D. student in the College of Life Sciences of Wuhan University.
E-mail: yanfengjuan1026@163.com



Yi Ren,(任意)
Yi Ren is a Ph.D. student in College of Life Science of Wuhan University.
E-mail: ren.yi@whu.edu.cn




Master candidate


Min Wang, B.Sc. (王敏)
Min Wang is a graduate student in College of Life Sciences at Wuhan University.
E-mail: wangmin1993@whu.edu.cn



Wanlin Qiu, B.Sc.(邱婉琳)
Wanlin Qiu is a graduate student in the College of Life Sciences at Wuhan University. 
E-mail: qwanlin2015@whu.edu.cn



Xiaoxiong Liu,(刘小熊)
Xiaoxiong Liu is currently a Master candidate in Department of Internal Medicine of Wuhan University.
E-mail: liuxx@whu.edu.cn


Keqiong Deng,(邓克穷)
Keqiong Deng is currently a Master candidate in Cardiology Department of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.
E-mail: dengkeqiong@whu.edu.cn


Junfei Hu,(胡骏飞)
Junfei Hu is currently Master student in Cardiology Department of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.

E-mail: hujunfei@whu.edu.cn


Juanjuan Qin,(秦娟娟)
Master student in Cardiology Department of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.
E-mail: qinjuanjuan@whu.edu.cn



Lijun Shen, (沈立君)
Lijun Shen is currently a Master student in Cardiology Department of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.
E-mail: shenlijun@whu.edu.cn


Lingping Zhao,(赵玲萍)
Lingping Zhao is now a Master student in Cardiology Department of Medical Research Institute at Wuhan University.
E-mail: blingping@whu.edu.cn



Wenxin Wang,(汪文鑫)
Wenxin Wang is now a Master student in Cardiology Department of Medical Research Institute at Wuhan University.
E-mail: wangwenxin@whu.edu.cn



Zhenzhen Yan, B.Sc. (闫珍珍)
Zhenzhen Yan is a graduate student in College of Life Sciences at Wuhan University. 

E-mail: yanzhzh@whu.edu.cn


Cuijuan Han, B.Sc. (韩翠娟)
Cuijuan Han is a graduate student in College of Life Sciences at Wuhan University.
E-mail: hancuijuan@whu.edu.cn