MSc/PhD Program
Zhizi Jing
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P.R. China



Zhizi Jing


College / University:
Sep 04 – Jul 08: College of Life Sciences, Nankai University

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Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Lab Experience:
Jul 07 – Jul 08: Lab of Tumor Immunology and Molecular Biology, Dept. of Immunology, School of Medicine, Nankai University
Mar – Sep 2007: "100 Projects" of Creative Research for the undergraduates of Nankai University

Projects / Research:
Project 1: Study the effect of Folic Acid on the growth and development of primary cortex neurons in culture (advisor: Dr. Yanqiang Liu)
Project 2: High-through screen of functional gene involved in NF-kB signaling by using a limited siRNA library. Investigate the biological function of a human unknown functional gene induced in dendrite cells by stimulation of specific receptors involved in immune response (advisor: Dr. Rongcun Yang)

2008 – 2009: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2006 – 2007: Third Prize of Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship of Nankai University


I am interested in the molecular mechanism of learning and memory and the manner in which human cells react in a particular situation, as well as the interdisciplinary areas combining physics, chemistry, and computer science with biological science which seek for a panacea for life-threatening diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. I intend to focus on genes and their influence on the development and function of the nervous system, and to develop cures for such neurodegenerative diseases.