Postdoctoral Fellow Profiles

Wei-Chung “Daniel” Chiang

Wei-Chung Daniel Chiang

Hometown: Hualian, Taiwan
Undergraduate: Department of Chemical Engineering, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
Graduate Institution: Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Projects: 1) Genome-wide siRNA screen for novel regulators of beclin1/2-bcl2 complex formation.
2.) The role of beclin2 in tumorigenesis

Luis Franco

Luis Franco

Hometown: Ribeirão Preto – SP, Brazil
Undergraduate: São Paulo State University
Graduate Institution: University of São Paulo
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D. and Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: 1) Evaluation of Tat-Beclin 1 peptide as a new therapeutic candidate against tuberculosis
2) Role of the ubiquitin ligase SMURF1 in selective autophagy against intracelullar bacteria

Rong Liu

Rong Liu

Hometown: China
Undergraduate: Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University
Graduate Institution: China Agricultural University
Mentor: Qing Zhong, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Structure and Regulation of Autophagic SNAREs

Yang "Guanshu" Liu

Guanshu Liu

Hometown: Jilin, China
Undergraduate: Tsinghua University, China
Graduate Institution: Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: The role of autophagy in the regulation of AMPK activation and metabolic signaling

Yang Liu

Yang Liu

Hometown: Beijing, China
Undergraduate: Tsinghua University
Graduate Institution: Tsinghua University (M.S.), Vanderbilt University (Ph.D.)
Mentor: Beth Levine, M.D.
Project: Investigate excessive autophagy-induced cell death

Volodymyr Nazarko

Volodymyr Nazarko

Hometown: Lviv, Ukraine
Undergraduate: Ivan Franko Lviv National University
Graduate Institution: Institute of Cell Biology, NAS of Ukraine
Mentor: Qing Zhong, M.D. Ph.D.
Project: Regulation of autophagosome maturation

Yueguang Rong

Yueguang Rong

Hometown: China
Undergraduate: Shan Dong Agriculture University
Graduate Institution: Tsinghua University
Mentor: Qing Zhong, M.D. Ph.D.
Project: TBD

Salwa Sebti

Yueguang Rong

Hometown: Montpellier, France
Undergraduate: Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse
Graduate Institution: University of Montpellier 1
Mentor: Beth Levine. M.D.
Project: 1) Role of autophagy in cancer 2) Role of Beclin 1 at the mitochondria

Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang

Hometown: Hunan, China
Undergraduate: Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Graduate Institution: Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Mentor: Qing Zhong, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Molecular Mechanism of cellular necrosis

Yuting Zhao

Jing Zhang

Hometown: Tianjin, China
Undergraduate: Peking University
Graduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Beth Levine. M.D.
Project:The role and mechanisms of GAPR-1's functions in autophagy