The Center for RNA Medicine currently consists of one Zhejiang University “Qiushi” Distinguished Professor, one Distinguished Associate Research Fellow, and two postdoctoral fellows. At the moment, the Center for RNA Medicine is in the process of recruiting 15-20 tenure-tracked faculty at the full, associate, and assistant professor stages and 30-40 research-tracked faculty, and will provide ongoing high-level clinical translation and cutting-edge multidisciplinary collaboration.
Professor, Doctoral supervisor, Scientific Director for Fertility Center, Zhejiang University “Qiushi” Distinguished Professor, Director of RNA Medicine Center, and Principal Investigator at the International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University.
Xin Li received his PhD from Cornell University in the US in 2009 and got his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2004. Xin Li has long been dedicated to RNA translation and degradation, environmental effects on male reproduction, and comparative genomics of poultry. He pioneered the discovery of biological functions of ribosomes other than translation: directing small RNA production, revealing the anti-viral function of piRNA in higher animals, and discovering the presence of intact and conserved messenger RNA in sperm: serving as a carrier of information for intergenerational inheritance. Recent studies have been published in well-known academic journals as corresponding author and first author, including Nat. Cell Biol., Nat. Commun., eLife, Mol. Cell, Biol. Reprod., Front. Cell Dev. Biol., Genetics, PLOS Biol., PLoS Genet., Poult. Sci.
Distinguished Associate Research Fellow in RNA Medicine Center, the International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University.
Deivendran Rengaraj got his PhD from Bharathiar University. Before joining Zhejiang University, he was a research associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University. Deivendran Rengaraj concentrates on animal reproduction with particular emphasis on the development, genetics, and transcriptomics of primordial germ cells and germ-line cells. Additionally, he is an expert in the transgenesis of chicken primordial germ cells and the production of transgenic chickens by utilizing genome editing technology, including the latest CRISPR/Cas9 system. As a first author or co-author, recent studies have been published in several prestigious journals of the field, including Comput. Struct. Biotechnol. J., Int. J. Mol. Sci., Sci. Rep., FASEB J., Cell. Mol. Life Sci., J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol., J. Proteome. Res., BMC Genom., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, and Biol. Reprod.
1. RNA biomedical research and therapeutic target development
2. Computational RNA biology
3. Biotechnology development for RNA-targeted delivery in vivo
4. Chemical modification to RNA and structural study of RNA Biology