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  • Jinghua Liu, BSc, PhD


Dr. Jun Wang

Program of Study:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Molecular Biology

Project Title:

Targeting IL-17R-controlled tumor metabolism to treat triple-negative breast cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2020
  • IWK Post-Doctoral Fellowship, IWK Health Centre, Canada, 2019
  • IRDF Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC, Canada, 2012-2014
  • Retroviral Research Fellowship, FSP Group, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2005
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2006-2009
  • Undergraduate- and Postgraduate Scholarship, Northeast Forestry University, National Forestry Department, China, 1992-1999

Career Aspirations:

My research interest is to understand the key signaling pathways in immunity and cancer, and how changes in gene expression contribute to immunity and malignancies. By gaining new knowledge and hands-on skills in cancer biology, I would like contribute to a better understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer.


Dalhousie University


Bassel Dawod, Jinghua Liu, Simon Gebremeskel, Chi Yan, Antonia Sappong, Brent Johnston, David Hoskin and Jun Wang. Myeloid-derived suppressor cell depletion therapy targets IL-17A-expressing mammary carcinomas. Under Revision. Scientific Reports. 2019 
Liu J., Banskota A.H., Critchley A.T., Hafting J., Prithiviraj B. (2015) Neuroprotective effects of the cultivated Chondrus crispus in a C. elegans model of Parkinson’s disease. Marine Drugs. 13: 2250-2266. DOI: 10.3390/md13042250

Liu J., Kandasamy S., Zhang J., Kirby C. W., Karakach T., Hafting J., Critchley A. T., Evans F., Prithiviraj B. (2015) Prebiotic effects of diets supplemented with the cultivated red seaweed Chondrus crispus or with fructo-oligo-saccharide on host immunity, colonic microbiota and gut microbial metabolites. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15:279. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-015-0802-5.

Liu J., Hafting J., Critchley A. T., Banskota A. H., Prithiviraj B. (2013) Components of the cultivated red seaweed Chondrus crispus enhance the immune response of Caenorhabditis elegans to Pseudomonas aeruginosa through the pmk-1, daf-2/daf-16, and skn-1 pathways. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(23):7343-50.

Liu J., Sørensen A.B., Wang B., Wabl M., Nielsen A.L., Pedersen F.S. (2009) Identification of novel Bach2 transcripts and protein isoforms through tagging analysis of retroviral integrations in B-cell lymphomas, BMC Molecular Biology, 10 (1): 2.

Rasmussen M.H., González B.B., Liu J., Lassen L.B., Füchtbauer A., Füchtbauer E.M., Nielsen A.L., Pedersen F.S. (2010) Antisense transcription in gammaretroviruses as a mechanism of insertional activation of host genes. Journal of Virology, 84(8): 3780

Kjeldsen M.K., Dybkaer K., Liu J., Pedersen F.S. (2010) BACH2 (BTB and CNC homology 1, basic leucine zipper transcription factor 2). Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. URL: BACH2ID741ch6q15.html 

Liu J. (2002) Fundamentals for Forest Diseases, Chapter 2 in Guan J.D., Control and Prevention of Forest Pests. Higher Education Press. 

Zhang J., Liu J., Dong A., et. al. (2001) Serological detection techniques for poplar INA bacterial canker disease. Journal of Northeast Forestry University.

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