Univ of Science & Tech China , Molecular & Cell Biology
Graduate School
Chinese Academy of Sciences-Sh (1995), Biotechnology
Graduate School
Univ of Illinois @ Urbana-Cham (1999), Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • Angiopoietin-like proteins and receptors
  • Cancer, immune checkpoints, stem cells
  • Roles of ITIM-receptors in cancer and immunity


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hypoxia induces heart regeneration in adult mice
Nakada Y, Canseco DC, Thet S, Abdisalaam S, Asaithamby A, Santos CX, Shah A, Zhang H, Faber JE, Kinter MT, Szweda LI, Xing C, Deberardinis R, Oz O, Lu Z, Zhang CC, Kimura W, Sadek HA Nature 2016 doi: 10.1038/nature20173
Hypoxia fate-mapping identifies cycling cardiomyocytes in the adult heart
Kimura W, Xiao F, Canseco DC, Muralidhar S, Thet S, Zhang HM, Abderrahman Y, Chen R, Garcia JA, Shelton JM, Richardson JA, Ashour AM, Asaithamby A, Liang H, Xing C, Lu Z, Zhang CC, Sadek HA. Nature 2015 7559 523 226-230

Honors & Awards

  • Hortense L. and Morton H. Sanger Professorship in Oncology
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
  • Royan International Research Award
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Fellow
  • Basil O’Connor Scholar, March of Dimes Foundation
  • American Society of Hematology Junior Faculty Scholar
  • Howard Temin KO1 Award, National Cancer Institute
  • Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Biomedical Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research