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Yubin Zhou, Ph.D., M.D.  

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


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

Clinical Internship   (2000-2003)
    The Second Affiliated Secondary Hospital,
    Zhejiang University School of Medicine   

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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Lab Manager

Rui Wang, M.S., M.B.B.S

M.B.B.S., Xinxiang Medical University, China

M.S., Central South University, China

Project Scientist

Guolin Ma, Ph.D.


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

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

Research accomplishments: Google Scholar

2018      Outstanding Research Award
               SCBA-TX 2018 Annual Symposium 
2018      Best Oral Presentation 
               FASEB Research Conference on Ca and Cell Function

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ji Jing, Ph.D. 

Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2018)
M.S., East China Normal University (2012)
B.S., Inner Mongolian University, China (2009)

2012-16   China Scholarship Council Fellowship
2015-17   Oral Presentation Award, SCBA-TX Annual Meeting
2016        TAMU Graduate & Professional Student Travel Award
2017        Travel Award, TAMU-IBT
2017        The Best Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference 
2017        Travel Award, American Society for Cell Biology 
2018        Graduate Research Excellence Award, TAMU-COM

Lian He, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2018)

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

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


2014   The Best Poster Award 

            GCC Symposium on Membrane Biophysics

2016   The Best Poster Award, IBT Graduate Symposium

2018   国家优秀自费留学生奖学金

2018   The Best Poster Award, FASEB Research Conference

Research accomplishments: Google Scholar

Graduate Students

Nhung T. Nguyen, M.S.

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


2018   The IBT Travel Award, TAMU-COM
2018   First Place Award, IBT Graduate Symposium
           Outstanding Achievement in Medical Sciences
2019   Second Place Award, IBT Graduate Research Symposium
           Outstanding Achievement in Medical Sciences

Yi-Tsang Lee, M.S.

M.S., Texas A&M University (2017)

B.S., China Medical University (2013)

Biotech Summer Research Program


Kaycee Nguyen, Texas A&M University

Gan Liu, University of Texas at Austin  


Eena Lin, University of Texas at Austin  

Brenda D'Souza, Texas A&M University

Past Rotation Students 

Yuhan Yang, M.S.

M.S., Xiamen University (2017)

You Wu, M.S.

M.B.B.S., Sun Yat-sen University (2017)

Xin Liu, M.S.

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

Shaohai Fang, M.S.

M.S., Shanghai JiaoTong University (07/2013)

Hanna Shin, M.S.
M.S., Seoul National University (2012)

Can Li, M.S.

B.S., Nanjing Medical University (2010)

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

Yuan Dai, Ph.D.

M.B., Wuhan University (2012)

Current: Postdoc, Texas A&M University

Past Undergraduate Students and High School Trainees

Dedeepya Puvvada
Texas A&M University
Current: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Reddy Prahelika
Texas A&M University

Kevin Wen
Debakey High School for Health Professions
Current: Duke University