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2020 Predoctoral Researchers


Haining (Frank) Jiang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Haining Jiang was the type of kid who liked to take things apart just to see how they work. That same curiosity led him to study biology and medicine in high school and college, leading to a B.S. in biomedical science.

Before joining GSSIMR, Jiang researched ligand-gated ion channels, work geared toward developing treatments for nervous system diseases. Following that, he began working on cancer epigenetics with Bing Li, Ph.D., at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. After completing his graduate training, Jiang hopes to become an independent researcher.

It was his mentor, Bing Li, who steered Jiang toward GSSIMR. Li completed his postdoc in the Workman Lab at Stowers and spoke highly of his training experience, helping Jiang decide that GSSIMR was the ideal program for his Ph.D. education. Jiang is looking forward to meeting researchers from a variety of different backgrounds.

Jiang was born and raised in Xining, the capital of the Qinghai province in central China. Away from research, Jiang likes to play soccer. He finds the sport a rigorous training of both mind and body, and enjoys the challenge it provides.