Lin-Hua JIANG (Leeds, UK)
Dr Lin-Hua Jiang obtained BSc in Physics and MSc in Biophysics from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds, UK. He received postdoctoral training at the University of Sheffield, UK. He began independent research in 2004 in the School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, as a university senior research fellow supported by a prestigious five-year Wellcome Trust university award, and appointed as a lecturer in membrane biology in 2006. His research is focused on the molecular biophysics, physiology and pharmacology of calcium-permeable ion channels. The current research in his laboratory aims to better understand the molecular and signalling mechanisms mediated by the oxidative stress-sensitive TRPM2 channel, the ATP-activated P2X7 receptor or the mechanosensing Piezo channels in various pathological conditions including cancers, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. He is also interested in structure-guided development of inhibitory ligands targeting the aforementioned calcium channels as research tools and for therapeutics. He has served as an associate editor or editorial board member of several science journals, and also a committee member organising many national and international conferences, including the 2nd-7th (biennial) International Ion Channel Conference held in China.