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About: Ziqing

I received my undergraduate degree in biology from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Indiana University. I then pursued postdoctoral training in cardiovascular biology and regenerative medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the mentorship of Dr. Li Qian. In the 3 and a half year postdoc training, I mainly worked on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell fate conversion from fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocytes (iCM), which is also termed as "direct cardiac reprogramming." I recently joined Dr. Victoria Bautch's lab also at UNC as a Research Associate and I will work on blood vessel formation and function.

Posts by Ziqing:

Looking back on the adventure: exploring cell fate conversion with single cell RNA-seq

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

The story behind our recent paper: Liu Z*, Wang L*, Welch JD*, Ma H, Zhou Y, Vaseghi HR, Yu S, Wall JB, Alimohamadi S, Zheng M, Yin CY, Shen WN, Prins JF, Liu JD, Qian L (2017). Single cell transcriptomics reconstructs lineage conversion from fibroblast to cardiomyocyte. Nature, 551, 100-104 *: co-first author.  […]