Ph.D. in Cell Biology - Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS
Daping was born and grew up in Shandong, a north province of China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree and received two years postdoctoral training in Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, where he worked in Dr. Youcun Qian's lab on the roles of IL-17 family cytokines in host mucosal immunity. His work shows that the dysregulated lung microbiota during pulmonary fibrosis could secret outer membrane vesicles to drive the production of IL-17 cytokines, which in turn promote the disease pathogenesis. He will join Dr. Isaac Chiu's lab in 2020, and he hopes to understand the gut-brain axis that mediating pain and inflammation. He is also interested in exploring the interactions between intestinal commensals and neural-immune signals. He likes spending his free time on running, traveling, and playing basketball.