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Jianrui Song

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Song joined the Academy of Pharmacy, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University as an Assistant Professor in Jan 2024. Dr. Song received her Ph.D degree in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Afterwards, she did her postdoctoral training in Dr. Daniel Goldsteins lab. She gained her expertise in aging, immunity, adipose tissue and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) including hypertension, myocardial infarction and atherosclerosis. Dr. Song and her laboratory is interested in how aging impacts immunity and immune cell metabolism in disease models including CVDs, cancer and obesity. Currently, their work focuses on areas of immunity, inflammation, aging, metabolism, adipose tissue and autophagy.

Research interests

1. Obesity promotes cancer development and progression during aging.

2. How itaconate suppresses inflammation to improve cardiovascular diseases.

3. Activate immunity through autophagy to fight against cancer with age.

4. Immune cell metabolism reprogramming in disease models like cardiovascular diseases and cancer.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA 2018-2023

Research Assistant, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Shanghai China 2009-2012

Awards and honours

2nd Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Award, The Shanghai Municipal Peoples Government

The Ming K.Jeang scholarship Award, Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 2012-2018

MMed, Oncology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai China 2006-2009

Person Types

  • Staff


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