Research Fellow in Medicine (EXT)
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dept of Medicine - Sleep Disorders Division
221 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
|Fudan University, Shanghai, China||B.S.|
|University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA||Ph.D.|
Finalist for the Outstanding Trainee Manuscript Award, Endocrin Society
1st place of Club Hypnos Cup data blitz competition, Sleep Research Society
2017 - 2018
SRS Trainee Merit Based Award, Sleep Reseach Society
CVDM Obesity Incubator Poster Award, Brigham Research Institute
2017 - 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Diabetes Association
Outstanding Manuscript Award, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
I have been actively involved in the research of circadian system and physiology since my PhD training at University of California, Los Angeles. My PhD thesis focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying the association between circadian disruption and poor glycemic control, with particular focus on regulation of pancreatic beta-cell function and survival in rodent model.This line of my research was among the first to identify the potential mechanisms by which environment/behavior-induced circadian disruption-common to modern life-can predispose to islet failure in type 2 diabetes. For my postdoctoral training, I joined the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to continue my interests in circadian rhythm and physiology by transitioning into human studies, which allows me to address research questions that can be directly translated to human health. I led a highly controlled human in-laboratory study to investigate the effects of melatonin on glucose control and cardiovascular function, and their interactions with MTNR1B genotype. I am also interested in the impact of circadian misalignment on glycemic and appetite control, sex differences in energy metabolism under night shift, and the interaction effects of the circadian system and exercise on cardiometabolic health.
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Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019
American Diabetes Association
Interaction of Melatonin and MTNR1B Genotype on Glucose Control
Role: Principal Investigator
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