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Ruoqi Du ​



About me

2015-2020: Bachelor of Medicine, Fudan University

2020-2021: Research Assistant, Qi-qun Tang Lab, Fudan University

2021-present: PhD student, TVP Lab, University of Cambridge


Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms controlling adipose tissue expansion and lipotoxicity. Particularly I am interested in exploring the role of Zinc-finger protein family members (ZFP) in adipogenesis and assessing their value as therapeutical targets against obesity and its metabolic comorbidities.


Liu Y, Dou X, Zhou WY, Ding M, Liu L, Du RQ, Guo L, Qian SW, Tang Y, Yang QQ, Pan DN, Li XY, Lu Y, Cheng JK, Tang QQ. Hepatic Small Ubiquitin-Related Modifier (SUMO)-Specific Protease 2 Controls Systemic Metabolism Through SUMOylation-Dependent Regulation of Liver-Adipose Tissue Crosstalk. Hepatology. 2021 Oct;74(4):1864-1883. doi: 10.1002/hep.31881. Epub 2021 Sep 9. PMID: 33934381.

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