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Education & Training

Postdoctoral Training: Cardiovascular Research Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2001

PhD: Department of Cardiology, People's Hospital, Beijing Medical University (Peking University), Beijing, P. R. China. 1998

MS: Department of Cardiology, Qingdao University, Qingdao, P. R. China. 1995

MD: Jining Medical College, Jining, P. R. China. 1989



Awards/ Honors

2020    Distinguished Researcher Award from Augusta University Research Institute, Inc

2020    Distinguished Faculty Award in Basic Science Research, Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate

2008    Finalist of Irvine H. Page young investigator research award from the arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology annual Conference 2008 (Atlanta, Georgia)

2006    Nominee of the Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellow from the Medical School of University of Minnesota

2004    Lillehei Scholar Award (2004-2007) from Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota

2004    Atorvastatin Research Award (2004–2006) from Pfizer, Inc

2002    Young Investigator Award from the Cardiovascular Section of American Physiological Society

2001    New Investigator Award from American Heart Association




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Agency: NIH/NEI
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Role: Principle Investigator

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Agency: NIH/NEI
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Role: Principle Investigator

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Type: TPA     
Agency: AHA
Period: 07/01/2022 – 06/30/25
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Type: R01      
Agency: NIDDK
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Role: Co-Investigator

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Agency: NEI
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