Huabo Su

Assistant Professor

Huabo Su

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Bio Fudan University, 2004

  • MD, Molecular Bio Guangxi University, 2001

  • BS, Bio, General Guangxi Normal University, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award of the 2nd ACRE/APS symposium 2015

  • New Investigator Travel Award of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference American Heart Association, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HONR 4000H

    Honors Thesis
  • VBIO 9210

    Investigation of a Prob
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • VBIO 9020

    Vascular Biology Journal Club
  • COGS 8120

    Cardiovas Physio & Pharma


Selected Recent Publications

  • Cardiac proteasome functional insufficiency plays a pathogenic role in diabetic cardiomyopathy., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Enzymatic Activity of the Scaffold Protein Rapsyn for Synapse Formation., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The COP9 signalosome coerces autophagy and the ubiquitin-proteasome system to police the heart, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in cardiac disease and protection., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • COP9 signalosome controls the degradation of cytosolic misfolded proteins and protects against cardiac proteotoxicity., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the biological function of ubiquitin-like protein modifiers including NEDD8 and Ufm1 in cardiomyocytes, with an ultimate goal to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of heart failure and to search for novel therapeutic measures. We are particularly interested in addressing three major questions: are neddylation and ufmylation essential for cardiac function under physiological and pathological conditions? How does each modification control different cellular processes in cardiomyocyte? What proteins are targeted by NEDD8 or Ufm1 in cardiomyocytes, and how does such modification regulate the molecular function of the target? We employ in vitro molecular and cellular biology approaches, proteomics approach and the state-of-the-art in vivo mouse physiology analyses to address these questions.

Department Service

  • Vascular Biology Center Journal Club 2015 - Present

    Role: Other