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LIU Guanghui
Regenerative Medicine
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State Key Laboratory of Membrane Biology, Institute of Stem Cell and Regeneration, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Group of Aging and Regeneration      


1997 - 2002 B.S., Peking University Health Science Center

2002 - 2007 Ph.D., Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2007 - 2009 Research associate, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

2009 - 2012 Research associate, Gene expression laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

2012 - 2019 Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2019 - Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:

1. Decoding the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of human aging

Combining primate models, stem cells, gene-editing techniques, genome-wide screening, single-cell sequencing, multi-omics analyses and artificial intelligence, we aim to study the genetic and epigenetic basis of human aging and aging-related diseases and explore new strategies for delaying aging (e.g. brain aging and cardiovascular aging) and for the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases (e.g. neurodegenerative diseases and atherosclerosis) so as to achieve the goal of healthy aging.

2. Stem cell-based disease mechanism research and precision medicine on human diseases

Using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and diseased embryonic stem cells (ESC) created in vitro, combined with directed differentiation and transplantation technologies, we aim to study molecular mechanisms and new targets of human diseases at the genome level, develop stem cell-based drug screening and evaluation systems, evaluate lead compounds that target specific targets of human diseases, and advance clinical translation of stem cell and aging-related technologies.

3. Development and application of new gene-editing methods and gene therapy technologies

On the basis of HDAdV, telHDAdV, TTALE and CRISPR/Cas9 techniques, we aim to develop new methods to safely and efficiently edit the human genome and establish new de-senescence and pro-regenerative strategies via the applications of stem cells and new strategies for gene therapy, thus providing scientific basis for gene repair in rare diseases, genetic enhancement of human stem cells, and intervention of aging-related diseases.

Awards and Honors:

2023, Fellow of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) Academy

2022, Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

2022, Most Cited Chinese Researchers (ELSEVIER)

2022, First prize for the Overseas Chinese Contribution Award

2022, China Medical Science and Technology Award


2021, Most Cited Chinese Researchers (ELSEVIER)

2021, Beijing Outstanding Youth Zhongguancun Award

2021, Most Picked Paper Award 2020 (Chinese Scientists with Cell Press)

2020, Most Cited Chinese Researchers (ELSEVIER)

2020, Top 10 Science Advances in China

2020, Top 10 Scientific Advances in Life Sciences of China

2020, Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2020, Chief Scientist of National Key R&D Program

2019, China Youth Science and Technology Award (special prize)

2019, Chief scientist of Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of NSFC

2019, Gu Xiaocheng Lecture Award

2019, Stem Cell Research Innovation Award

2019, The VCANBIO Award for Innovation and Breakthroughs in Life Sciences and Medicine

2019, Wuxi AppTec Life Science and Chemistry Awards

2019, Promega Innovation Award

2018, Tan Jiazhen Prize in Life Sciences Innovation

2018, Top 10 Scientific Advances in Life Sciences of China

2017, Beijing Science and Technology Award

2017, Shulan Medical Youth Award

2017, Youth Scientist of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2017, CSCB Young Investigator

2017, Gerontology Outstanding Contribution Award

2016, Innovative Award of “the Capital of Ten Scientific and Technological Research and Management Plan”

2016, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

2015, Chief scientist of the National Key Basic Research Program of China

2015, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges-Young Scientist

2015, CSSCR Stem Cell Young Investigator Award

2013, Bei Shi-Zhang Young Scientist Award in Biophysics

2012, National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars

Editorial board

2022-present, Editorial board, Science China-Life Sciences (Impact factor 9.1)

2022-present, Associate editor, Research (Impact factor 11)

2022-present, Editor-in-Chief, Life Medicine

2022-present, Editorial board, Bone Research (Impact factor 12.7)

2022-present, Editorial board, PLOS Biology (Impact factor 9.8)

2021-present, Associate Editor, National Science Open

2021-present, Senior Editor, Current Medicine

2021-present, Editorial board, Fundamental Research

2020-present, Editorial board, Gerontology (Impact factor 3.5)

2019-present, Editorial board, Cell Reports (Impact factor 8.8)

2019-present, Editorial board, Aging Cell (Impact factor 7.8)

2019-present, Editorial board, Cell Regeneration 

2018-present, Associate Editor, Stem Cell Research & Therapy (Impact factor 7.5)

2017-present, Editorial board, Cell Stress

2017-present, Editorial board, Cell Proliferation (Impact factor 8.5)

2017-present, Editorial board, Life Science Alliance (Impact factor 4.4)

2015-present, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Protein & Cell (Impact factor 21.1)

Scientific committee/board

2022, Convenor, Aging Biomarker Consortium, China (ABC)

2022, Director, Academic Committee of Beijing Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

2021, Vice Director, Beijing Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

2020, Vice Director, Academic Committee of Institute of Zoology, CAS

2019, Founder & Council Member of Academy for Health & Lifespan Research (AHLR)

2019, Vice Director, Beijing Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

2019, Vice Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regeneration, CAS

2019, Vice Director, State Key Laboratory of Membrane Biology

2019, President, Committee of Antiaging,China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

2018, President, Chinese Society of Aging Cell Research (CSACR)

2017, Vice president, Chinese Society of Aging Biology (CSAB)

Professional Activities:

Research Grants:

Selected Publications:
  1. Sun S, Li J, Wang S, Li J, Ren J, Bao Z, Sun L, Ma X, Zheng F, Ma S, Sun L, Wang M, Yu Y, Ma M, Wang Q, Chen Z, Ma H, Wang X, Wu Z, Zhang H, Yan K, Yang Y, Zhang Y, Zhang S, Lei J, Teng ZQ, Liu CM, Bai G, Wang YJ, Li J, Wang X, Zhao G, Jiang T, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. CHIT1-positive microglia drive motor neuron aging in the primate spinal cord. Nature. 2023. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-023-06783-1.
  2. Liu X, Liu Z, Wu Z, Ren J, Fan Y, Sun L, Cao G, Niu Y, Zhang B, Ji Q, Jiang X, Wang C, Wang Q, Ji Z, Li L, Esteban CR, Yan K, Li W, Cai Y, Wang S, Zheng A, Zhang YE, Tan S, Cai Y, Song M, Lu F, Tang F, Ji W, Zhou Q, Belmonte JCI, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Resurrection of endogenous retroviruses during aging reinforces senescence. Cell. 2023. 186(2):287-304.
  3. Jing Y, Jiang X, Ji Q, Wu Z, Wang W, Liu Z, Guillen-Garcia P, Eseban CR, Ready P, Horvath S, Li J, Geng L, Hu Q, Wang S, Belmonte JCI, Ren J*, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Genome-wide CRISPR activation screening in senescent cells reveals SOX5 as a driver and therapeutic target of rejuvenation. Cell Stem Cell. 2023. DOI:10.1016/j.stem.2023.09.007.
  4. Cai Y, Xiong M, Xin Z, Liu C, Jie R,Yang X, Lei J, Li W, Liu F, Chu Q, Yin J, Ye Y, Liu D, Fan Y, Sun S, Zhao Q, Zhao L, Che S, Zheng Y, Yan H, Ma S, Wang S, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Decoding aging-dependent regenerative decline across tissues at single-cell resolution. Cell Stem Cell. 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2023.09.014.
  5. Ye Y, Yang K, Liu H, Yu Y, Song M, Huang D, Lei J, Zhang Y, Liu Z, Chu Q, Fan Y, Zhang S, Jing Y, Esteban CR, Wang S, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. SIRT2 counteracts primate cardiac aging via deacetylation of STAT3 that silences CDKN2B. Nature Aging. 2023. DOI:10.1038/s43587-023-00486-y. (Cover story)
  6. Wu Z, Lu M, Liu D, Shi Y, Ren J, Wang S, Jing Y, Zhang S, Zhao Q, Li H, Yu Z, Liu Z, Bi S, Wei T, Yang Y, Xiao J, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Ci W*, Liu GH*. M6A epitranscriptomic regulation of tissue homeostasis during primate aging. Nature Aging. 2023. 3(6):705-721. (Cover story)
  7. Li J, Xiong M, Fu XH, Fan Y, Dong C, Sun X, Zheng F, Wang SW, Liu L, Xu M, Wang C, Ping J, Che S, Wang Q, Yang K, Zuo Y, Lu X, Zheng Z, Lan T, Wang S, Ma S, Sun S, Zhang B, Chen CS, Cheng KY, Ye J, Qu J, Xue Y, Yang YG*, Zhang F*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Determining a Multimodal Aging Clock in a Cohort of Chinese Women. Med. 2023. doi: 10.1016/j.medj.2023.06.010. (Cover story)
  8. Zhang H, Li J, Yu Y, Ren J, Liu Q, Bao Z, Sun S, Liu X, Ma S, Liu Z, Yan K, Wu Z,  Fan Y, Sun X, Zhang Y, Ji Q, Cheng F, Wei PH, Ma X, Zhang S, Xie Z, Niu Y, Wang WY, Han JD, Jiang T, Zhao G, Ji W, Belmonte JCI, Wang S*, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Nuclear lamina erosion-induced resurrection of endogenous retroviruses underlies neuronal aging. Cell Reports. 2023. 42(6):112593.
  9. Yan K, Ji Q, Zhao D, Li M, Sun X, Wang Z, Liu X, Liu Z, Li H, Ding Y, Wang S, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. SGF29 nuclear condensates reinforce cellular aging. Cell Discovery. 2023. DOI:10.1038/s41421-023-00602-7.
  10. Sun S, Ma S, Cai Y, Wang S, Ren J, Yang Y, Ping J, Wang X, Zhang Y, Yan H, Li W, Esteban CR, Yu Y, Liu F, Belmonte JCI, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. A Single-cell Transcriptomic Atlas of Exercise-induced Anti-inflammatory and Geroprotective Effects across the Body. Innovation. 2023.4(1):100380.
  11. Sun G, Zheng Y, Fu X, Zhang W, Ren J, Ma S, Sun S, He X, Wang Q, Ji Z, Cheng F, Yan K, Liu Z, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Wang S*, Chai R*, Liu GH*. Single-Cell Transcriptomic Atlas of Mouse Cochlear Aging. Protein Cell. 2023. 14(3):180-201. (Cover story)
  12. Cheng F, Ji Q, Wang L, Wang CC, Liu GH*, Wang L*. Reducing oxidative protein folding alleviates senescence by minimizing ER-to-nucleus H2O2 release. EMBO Reports. 2023. DOI: 10.15252/embr.202256439. (Cover story)
  13. Yang S, Liu C, Jiang M, Liu X, Geng L, Zhang Y, Sun S, Wang K, Yin J, Ma S, Wang S, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. A single-nucleus transcriptomic atlas of primate liver aging uncovers the pro-senescence role of SREBP2 in hepatocytes. Protein Cell. 2023. DOI: 10.1093/procel/pwad039.
  14. Wang C, Yang K, Liu X, Wang S, Song M, Belmonte JC, Qu J*, Liu GH*, Zhang W*. MAVS antagonizes human stem cell senescence as a mitochondrial stabilizer. Research. 2023. doi: 10.34133/research.0192.
  15. Jing Y, Zuo Y, Sun L, Yu ZR, Ma S, Hu H, Zhao Q, Huang D, Zhang W, Belmonte JCI, Yu Y*, Qu J*, Liu GH*, Wang S*. SESN1 is a FOXO3 effector that counteracts skeletal muscle aging in primates. Cell Proliferation. 2023. 56(5):e13455.
  16. Ma S, Wang S, Ye Y, Ren J, Chen R, Li W, Li J, Zhao L, Zhao Q, Sun G, Jing Y, Zuo Y, Xiong M, Yang Y, Wang Q, Lei J, Sun S, Long X, Song M, Yu S, Chan P, Wang J, Zhou Q, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Heterochronic parabiosis induces systemic rejuvenation and stem cell revitalization across aged tissues. Cell Stem Cell. 2022. 29(6):990-1005.
  17. Liu Z, Ji Q, Ren J, Yan P, Wu Z, Wang S, Sun L, Wang Z, Li J, Sun G, Liang C, Sun R, Jiang X, Hu J, Ding Y, Wang Q, Bi S, Wei G, Cao G, Zhao G, Wang H, Zhou Q, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Large-Scale Chromatin Reorganization Reactivates Placenta-Specific Genes that Drive Cellular Aging. Developmental Cell. 2022. 57(11):1347-1368.
  18. Zhao H, Ji Q, Wu Z, Wang S, Ren J, Yan K, Wang Z, Hu J, Chu Q, Hu H, Cai Y, Wang Q, Huang D, Ji Z, Li J, Belmonte JCI, Song M*, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Destabilizing heterochromatin by APOE mediates senescence. Nature Aging. 2022. 2(4):303-316.
  19. Liang C, Ke Q, Liu Z, Ren J, Zhang W, Hu J, Wang Z, Chen H, Xia K, Lai X, Wang Q, Yang K, Li W, Wu Z, Wang C, Yan H, Jiang X, Ji Z, Ma M, Long X, Wang S, Wang H, Sun H, Belmonte JCI, Qu J*, Xiang AP*, Liu GH*. BMAL1 moonlighting as a gatekeeper for LINE1 repression and cellular senescence in primates. Nucleic Acids Research. 2022. 50(6):3323-3347.
  20. Kang W, Jin T, Zhang T, Ma S, Yan H, Liu Z, Ji Z, Cai Y, Wang S, Song M, Ren J, Hu B, Zhou Q, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Bao Y*, Liu GH*. Regeneration Roadmap: database resources for regenerative biology. Nucleic Acids Research. 2022. 50(D1):D1085-D1090.
  21. Yan H, Wang R, Ma S, Huang D, Wang S, Ren J, Lu C, Chen X, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Zhou Y*, Liu GH*. Lineage Landscape: A comprehensive database that records lineage commitment across species. Nucleic Acids Research. 2022. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkac951.
  22. Liu ZP, Li W, Geng L, Sun L, Wang Q, Yu Y, Yan P, Liang C, Ren J, Song M, Zhao Q, Lei J, Cai Y, Li J, Yan K, Wu Z, Chu Q, Li J, Wang S, Li C, Han JD, Hernandez-Benitez R, Shyh-Chang Ng, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Zhang WQ*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Cross-species metabolomic analysis identifies uridine as a potent regeneration promoting factor. Cell Discovery. 2022. 1;8(1):6.
  23. Shan H, Geng L, Jiang X, Song M, Wang J, Liu Z, Zhuo X, Wu Z, Ji Z, Wang S, Chan P, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Large-Scale Chemical Screen Identifies Gallic Acid as a Geroprotector for Human Stem Cells. Protein Cell. 2022. 13(7):532-539.
  24. Jing Y, Zuo Y, Yu Y, Sun L, Yu ZR, Ma S, Zhao Q, Hu H, Li J, Liu L, Sun G, Li J, Belmonte JCI, Zhang W*, Wang S*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Single-nucleus Profiling Unveils a Geroprotective Role of the FOXO3 in Primate Skeletal Muscle Aging. Protein Cell. 2022. Doi: 10.1093/procel/pwac061.
  25. Yuan B, Zhou X, Suzuki K, Ramos-Mandujano G, Wang M, Tehseen M, Cortés-Medina LV, Moresco JJ, Dunn S, Hernandez-Benitez R, Hishida T, Kim NY, Andijani MM, Bi C, Ku M, Takahashi Y, Xu J, Qiu J, Huang L, Benner C, Aizawa E, Qu J, Liu GH, Li Z, Yi F, Ghosheh Y, Shao C, Shokhirev M, Comoli P, Frassoni F, Yates JR 3rd, Fu XD, Esteban CR, Hamdan S, Li M, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein forms nuclear condensates and regulates alternative splicing. Nature Communications. 2022. 13(1):3646.
  26. Hishida T, Yamamoto M, Hishida-Nozaki Y, Shao C, Huang L, Wang C, Shojima K, Xue Y, Hang Y, Shokhirev M, Memczak S, Sahu SK, Hatanaka F, Ros RR, Maxwell MB, Chavez J, Shao Y, Liao HK, Martinez-Redondo P, Guillen-Guillen I, Hernandez-Benitez R, Esteban CR, Qu J, Holmes MC, Yi F, Hickey RD, Garcia PG, Delicado EN, Castells A, Campistol JM, Yu Y, Hargreaves DC, Asai A, Reddy P, Liu GH, Izpisua Belmonte JC. In vivo partial cellular reprogramming enhances liver plasticity and regeneration. Cell Reports. 2022. 39(4):110730.
  27. Wang W, Zheng Y, Sun S, Li W, Song M, Ji Q, Wu Z, Liu Z, Fan Y, Liu F, Li J, Esteban CR, Wang S, Zhou Q, Belmonte JCI, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. A Genome-wide CRISPR-Based Screen Identifies KAT7 as a Senescence Driver. Science Translational Medicine. 2021.13, Jan 6;13(575):eabd2655.
  28. Zou Z, Long X, Zhao Q, Zheng Y, Song M, Ma S, Wang S, He Y, Esteban CR, Huang J, Yu N, Chan P, Belmonte JCI, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. A single-cell transcriptomic atlas of human skin aging. Developmental Cell. 2021. 56(3):383-397 (Cover story)
  29. Liang C, Liu Z, Song M, Li W, Wu Z, Wang Z, Wang Q, Wang S, Yan K, Sun L, Hishida T, Cai Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Guillen P, Chan P, Zhou Q, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Stabilization of Heterochromatin by CLOCK Promotes Stem Cell Rejuvenation and Cartilage Regeneration. Cell Research. 2021. 31(2):187-205.
  30. Wang S, Yao X, Ma S, Ping Y, Fan Y, Sun S, He Z, Shi Y, Sun L, Xiao S, Song M, Cai J, Li J, Tang R, Zhao L, Wang C, Wang Q, Zhao L, Hu H, Liu X, Sun G, Chen L, Pan G, Chen H, Li Q, Zhang P, Xu Y, Feng H, Zhao GG, Wen T, Yang Y, Huang X, Li W, Liu Z, Wang H, Wu H, Hu B, Ren Y, Zhou Q, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*, Bian XW*. A Single-cell Transcriptomic Landscape of the Human COVID-19 Lung. Nature Cell Biology. 2021. 23(12):1314-1328 (Leading contact)
  31. Zhang H, Li J, Ren J, Sun S, Ma S, Zhang W, Yu Y, Cai Y, Yan K, Li W, Hu B, Chan P, Zhao GG, Belmonte JC, Zhou Q, Qu J*, Wang S*, Liu GH*. Single-nucleus transcriptomic landscape of primate hippocampal aging. Protein Cell. 2021. 12(9):695-716. (Cover story)
  32. Aging Atlas Consortium, Zhang W*, Jing Qu*, Bao Y*, Liu GH*. Aging Atlas: a multi-omics database for aging biology. Nucleic Acids Research. 2021. 8;49(D1):D825-D830.
  33. Li H, Wei X, Zhou L, Zhang W, Wang C, Guo Y, Li D, Chen J, Liu T, Zhang Y, Ma S, Wang C, Tan F, Xu J, Liu Y, Yuan Y, Chen L, Wang Q, Qu J, Shen Y, Liu S, Fan G, Liu L, Liu X, Hou Y, Liu GH*, Gu Y*, Xu X*. Dynamic cell transition and immune response landscapes of axolotl limb regeneration revealed by single-cell analysis. Protein Cell. 2021. 12(1):57-66.
  34. Li CJ, Xiao Y, Sun YC, He WZ, Liu L, Huang M, He C, Huang M, Chen KC, Hou J, Feng X, Su T, Guo Q, Huang Y, Peng H, Yang M, Liu GH, Luo XH. Senescent immune cells release Grancalcin to promote skeletal aging. Cell Metabolism. 2021.33(10):1957-1973.
  35. Wang S, Zheng Y, Li J, Yu Y, Zhang W, Song M, Liu Z, Min Z, Hu H, Jing Y, He X, Sun L, Esteban C, Chan P, Qiao J, Zhou Q, Belmonte JC*, Jing Qu*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. Single-Cell Transcriptomic Atlas of Primate Ovarian Aging. Cell. 2020. 180(3):585-600. (Cover story)
  36. Ma S, Sun S, Geng L, Song M, Wang W, Ye Y, Ji Q, Zou Z, Wang S, He X, Li W, Rodriguez Esteban C, Long X, Guo G, Chan P, Zhou Q, Belmonte JC*, Zhang W*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Caloric Restriction Reprograms the Single-Cell Transcriptional Landscape of Rattus Norvegicus Aging. Cell. 2020. 180(5):984-1001.
  37. Ma S, Sun S, Li J, Fan Y, Qu J, Sun L, Wang S, Zhang Y, Yang S, Liu Z, Wu Z, Zhang S, Wang Q, Zheng A, Duo S, Yu Y, Belmonte JCI, Chan P, Zhou Q, Song M*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Single-Cell Transcriptomic Atlas of Primate Cardiopulmonary Aging. Cell Research. 2020. 10;1-18.
  38. Yan P, Liu Z, Song M, Wu Z, Xu W, Li K, Ji Q, Wang S, Liu X, Yan K, Esteban CR, Ci W, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Xie W, Ren J, Zhang W*, Sun Q*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Genome-wide R-loop landscapes during cell differentiation and reprogramming. Cell Reports. 2020. 32(1):107870
  39. Wang F, Zhang W, Yang Q, Kang Y, Fan Y, Wei J, Liu Z, Dai S, Li H, Li Z, Xu L, Chu C, Qu J, Si C, Ji W*, Liu GH*, Long C*, Niu Y*. Generation of a Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome monkey model by base editing. Protein Cell. 2020. 11(11):809-824. (Cover story)
  40. Zheng Y, Liu X, Le W, Xie L, Li H, Wen W, Wang S, Ma S, Huang Z, Ye J, Shi W, Ye Y, Liu Z, Song M, Zhang W, Belmonte JCI, Xiao C, Qu J*, Wang H*, Liu GH*, Su W*. A human circulating immune cell landscape in aging and COVID-19. Protein Cell. 2020. 192:111357.
  41. Wang S, Min Z, Ji Q, Geng L, Su Y, Liu Z, Hu H, Wang L, Zhang W, Suzuiki K, Huang Y,Zhang P, Tang T, Qu J*, Yu Y*, Liu GH*, Qiao J*. Rescue of Premature Aging Defects in Cockayne Syndrome Stem Cells by CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Gene Correction. Protein Cell. 2020. 11(1):1-22.
  42. Yan P, Li Q, Wang L, Lu P, Suzuki K, Liu Z, Lei J, Li W, Ren R, He X, Wang S, Ding J, Chan P, Zhang W, Song M, Belmonte JC, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. FOXO3-Engineered Human ESC-Derived Vascular Cells Promote Vascular Protection and Regeneration. Cell Stem Cell. 2019. 24(3), 447-461. (Cover story)
  43. Deng L, Ren R, Liu Z, Song M, Li J, Wu Z, Ren X, Fu L, Li W, Zhang W, Guillen P, Belmonte J, Chan P, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Stabilizing Heterochromatin by DGCR8 Alleviates Senescence and Osteoarthritis. Nature Communications. 2019.10(1):3329.
  44. Fu L, Hu Y, Song M, Liu Z, Zhang W, Yu FX, Wu J, Wang S, Belmonte JC, Chan P, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. Upregulation of FOXD1 by YAP Alleviates Senescence and Osteoarthritis. PLoS Biology. 2019. 17(4):e3000201.
  45. Ling C, Liu Z, Song M, Zhang W, Wang S, Liu X, Ma S, Sun S, Fu L, Chu Q, Belmonte JC, Wang Z, Qu J*, Yuan Y*, Liu GH*. Modeling CADASIL Vascular Pathologies with Patient-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Protein Cell. 2019. 10(4):249-271.
  46. Ren X, Hu B, Song M, Ding Z, Dang Y, Liu Z, Zhang W, Ji Q, Ren R, Ding J, Chan P, Jiang C, Ye K, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. Maintenance of Nucleolar Homeostasis by CBX4 Alleviates Senescence and Osteoarthritis. Cell Reports. 2019. 26(13):3643-3656.
  47. Geng L, Liu Z, Zhang W*, Li W, Wu Z, Wang W, Ren R, Su Y, Wang P, Ju Z, Chan P, Song M*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Chemical Screen Identifies a Geroprotective Role of Quercetin in Premature Aging. Protein Cell. 2019. 10(6):417-435.
  48. Zhang W, Wan H, Feng G, Qu J, Wang J, Jing Y, Ren R, Liu Z, Zhang L, Chen Z, Wang S, Zhao Y, Wang Z, Yuan Y, Zhou Q, Li W*, Liu GH*, Hu B*. SIRT6 Deficiency Results in Developmental Retardation in Cynomolgus Monkeys. Nature. 2018. 560(7720):661-665 (Leading contact)
  49. Wang S, Hu B, Ding Z, Dang Y, Wu J, Li D, Liu X, Xiao B, Zhang W, Ren R, Lei J, Hu H, Chen C, Chan P, Li D, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. ATF6 Safeguards Organelle Homeostasis and Cellular Aging in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Cell Discovery. 2018. Jan 5;4:2.
  50. Fang J, Yang J, Wu X, Zhang G, Li T, Zhang H, Wang CC, Liu GH*, Wang L*. Metformin Alleviates Human Cellular Aging by Upregulating the ER Peroxidase GPx7. Aging Cell. 2018.17(4):e12765.
  51. Wu Z, Zhang W, Song M, Wang W, Wei G, Li W, Lei J, Huang Y, Sang Y, Chan P, Chen C, Qu J*, Suzuki K*, Belmonte JC*, Liu GH*. Differential Stem Cell Aging Kinetics in Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Werner Syndrome. Protein Cell. 2018. 9(4):333-350. (Cover story)
  52. Ren R, Deng L, Xue Y, Suzuki K, Zhang W, Yu Y, Wu J, Sun L, Gong X, Luan H, Yang F, Ju Z, Ren X, Wang S, Tang H, Geng L, Zhang W, Li J, Qiao J, Xu T*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Visualization of Aging-associated Chromatin Alterations with an Engineered Tale System. Cell Research. 2017. 27(4):483-504. (Cover story)
  53. Yang J, Li J, Suzuki K, Liu X, Wu J, Zhang W, Ren R, Zhang W, Chan P, Belmonte JC, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. Genetic Enhancement in Cultured Human Adult Stem Cells Conferred by a Single Nucleotide Recoding. Cell Research. 2017. 27(9):1178-1181.
  54. Wang L, Yi F, Fu L, Yang J, Wang S, Wang Z, Suzuki K, Sun L, Xu X, Yu Y, Qiao J, Belmonte JC, Yang Z, Yuan Y*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Targeted Gene Correction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient iPSCs. Protein Cell. 2017. 8(5):365-378. (Cover story)
  55. Kubben N, Zhang W, Wang L, Voss T, Yang J, Qu J, Liu GH*, Misteli T*, Repression of the Antioxidant NRF2 Pathway in Premature Aging. Cell. 2016. 165(6):1361-1374.
  56. Pan H, Guan D, Liu X, Li J, Wang L, Wu J, Zhou J, Zhang W, Ren R, Zhang W, Li Y, Yang J, Hao Y, Yuan T, Yuan G, Wang H, Ju Z, Mao Z, Li J, Qu J*, Tang F*, Liu GH*. SIRT6 Safeguards Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Oxidative Stress by Coactivating NRF2. Cell Research. 2016. 26(2):190-205.
  57. Suzuki K, Tsunekawa Y, Hernandez-Benitez R, Wu J, Zhu J, Kim EJ, Hatanaka F, Yamamoto M, Araoka T, Li Z, Kurita M, Hishida T, Li M, Aizawa E, Guo S, Chen S, Goebl A, Soligalla RD, Qu J, Jiang T, Fu X, Jafari M, Esteban CR, Berggren WT, Lajara J, Nunez-Delicado E, Guillen P, Campistol JM, Matsuzaki F, Liu GH, Magistretti P, Zhang K, Callaway EM, Zhang K, Belmonte JC. In Vivo Genome Editing via CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Homology-Independent Targeted Integration. Nature. 2016. 540(7631):144-149.
  58. Fu L, XX, Ren R, Wu J, Zhang W, Yang J, Ren X, Wang S, Zhao Y, Sun L, Yu Y, Wang Z, Yang Z, Yuan Y, Qiao J, Belmonte JC*, Qu J*, Liu GH*. Modeling Xeroderma Pigmentosum Associated Neurological Pathologies with Patients-Derived iPSCs. Protein Cell. 2016.7(3):210-221.
  59. Wang H, Diao D, Shi Z, Zhu X, Gao Y, Gao S, Liu X, Wu Y, Rudolph KL, Liu GH, Li T, Ju Z. SIRT6 Controls Hematopoietic Stem Cell Homeostasis through Epigenetic Regulation of Wnt Signaling. Cell Stem Cell. 2016. 7;18(4):495-507.
  60. Li Y, Zhang W, Chang L, Han Y, Sun L, Guo X, Tang H, Liu Z, Deng H, Ye Y, Ren R, Wang Y, Li J, Qiao J, Qu J*, Zhang W*, Liu GH*. Vitamin C Alleviates Aging Defects in a Stem Cell Model for Werner Syndrome. Protein Cell. 2016. 7(7):478-488. (Cover story)
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