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Education and Trainings

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)               B.S      1990 

City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY                    PhD      1996

                    Mentor: David A. Foster, PhD, Rosalyn Yalow Professor 

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA                                     Postdoctoral 1996-1999

                    Mentor: Timothy A. Springer, PhD, Latham Family Professor, 

                                 Member of National Academy of Sciences


Professional Positions

2010-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2007-2010, Instructor, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2003-2006, Research Scientist, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2002-2003, Scientist, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dallas, TX

1999-2002, Scientist, Biogen-Idec, Cambridge, MA


University of Science Technology - China , Molecular & Cell Biology
Graduate School
"the City University of New York, Nyc" (1997)

Research Interest

  • Cardiac autophagy
  • Cardiac inflammation
  • Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant therapy
  • Mitochondrial signaling
  • Sepsis-induced organ dysfunction


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Selective identification of secreted and transmembrane breast cancer markers using Escherichia coli ampicillin secretion trap.
Ferguson DA, Muenster MR, Zang Q, Spencer JA, Schageman JJ, Lian Y, Garner HR, Gaynor RB, Huff JW, Pertsemlidis A, Ashfaq R, Schorge J, Becerra C, Williams NS, Graff JM Cancer Res. 2005 Sep 65 18 8209-17
Reading the fine print of the human genome.
Schageman JJ, Ferguson DA, Zang Q, Spencer JA, Huff JW, Graff JM, Lian Y, Garner HR, Pertsemlidis A IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 2003 Mar-Apr 22 2 105-8

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association South Central Affiliate
    Beginning-in-aid Grant (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • NIH, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Trauma (SAT) Study Section
  • Shock Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical Infection Society