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Yubin Zhou, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.   

    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA     (01/2008)
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA     (06/2007)
    Zhejiang University School of Medicine (06/2003)

Instructor                (2010-2012)
    La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology  
Research Fellow    (2008-2010)
    Immune Disease Institute & Children's Hospital Boston                        
    Harvard Medical School                          

Yubin Zhou is currently an associate professor at the Center for Translational Cancer Research, Institute of Biosciences & Technology (IBT) at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Zhou obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Georgia State University (with Dr. Jenny J. Yang) and received postdoctoral training with Drs. Anjana Rao and Patrick Hogan at Harvard Medical School and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.  His research is mainly focused on understanding how calcium ions are transported across membrane, how ion channels can be engineered to achieve tailored function, and elucidating the structure-function relationships and physiological roles of calcium channels in health and disease.  In parallel, his laboratory is exploring the frontiers of optogenetics and immunotherapy. 

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Postdoctoral Associate

Guolin Ma, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China (2012)

B.S.,  Liaocheng University, China                                     (2007)

Graduate Students

Nhung Nguyen, M.S.

M.S., University of Arkansas                                   (2015)
B.S.,  University of Science at Ho Chi Minh City (2010)

Lian He, M.S.


M.S., Sun Yat-sen University, China (2011)

B.S.,  Sun Yat-sen University, China (2008)

Ji Jing, M.S. 


M.S., East China Normal University         (2012)
B.S., Inner Mongolian University, China (2009)

Yi Liang, M.S.


M.S., Third Military Medical University, China    (2007)

B.S., Second Military Medical University, China (2000)

Rotation Graduate Students 

Past trainees

Xin Liu, M.S.

B.S., Nanjing University of Sci & Tech  (07/2012)

Shaohai Fang, M.S.

M.S., Shanhai Jiao Tong University, China (07/2013)
B.S.,  Nanchang University, China                (07/2011)

Hanna Shin, M.S.

M.S., Seoul National University (2012)
B.S.,   Konkuk University, Korea (2010)

Can Li, M.S.

B.S., Nanjing Medical University        (2010)

M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2013)

Yuan Dai, B.S.

M.B., Wuhan University (2012)

Visiting Scholars

Current trainees

Tianyu Jiang, M.S.

School of Pharmacy

Shandong University, China

Past trainees 

Qian Zhang, M.S.

M.S.,Wu Han University                                  (2013)

M.B., Wuhan University School of Medicine  (2011)

Hongli Li, Ph.D.

Ph.D.,   Third Military Medical University  (2003)

M.P.H., Third Military Medical University  (1997)

M.D.,     Third Military Medical University  (1992)

Zhenzhen Liu, M.S.

M.S., Shandong University, China    (2012)

B.S.,  Shandong University, China    (2009)

High School and Undergraduate Students (Summer Research Program)

Dedeepya Puvvada
Texas A&M University

Reddy Prahelika
Texas A&M University

Kevin Wen
Debakey High School for Health Professions