I started my research career in Vanderbilt after I got my Ph. D from the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005.  When I arrived at Vanderbilt I first used Zebrafish to study the genetic signaling pathway that causes congenital cardiovascular diseases.  In 2008, I joined the Magnuson lab as a research fellow in order to shift to mice as a model system.  My project was to characterize the role of Insm1 in Islet development.  I also made vectors that were used in RMCE experiments to generate mice for studying the transdifferentiation of acinar cells to pancreatic beta cells.


The following timeline graph is generated from all co-authored publications.

Most recent publication(s) are shown below:

  1. Ndrg4 is required for normal myocyte proliferation during early cardiac development in zebrafish. Qu X, Jia H, Garrity DM, Tompkins K, Batts L, Appel B, Zhong TP, Baldwin HS (2008) Dev Biol 317(2): 486-96
    › Primary publication · 18407257 (PubMed) · PMC2800102 (PubMed Central)
  2. Vertebrate heart growth is regulated by functional antagonism between Gridlock and Gata5. Jia H, King IN, Chopra SS, Wan H, Ni TT, Jiang C, Guan X, Wells S, Srivastava D, Zhong TP (2007) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(35): 14008-13
    › Primary publication · 17715064 (PubMed) · PMC1955785 (PubMed Central)
  3. Developmental patterning of the cardiac atrioventricular canal by Notch and Hairy-related transcription factors. Rutenberg JB, Fischer A, Jia H, Gessler M, Zhong TP, Mercola M (2006) Development 133(21): 4381-90
    › Primary publication · 17021042 (PubMed) · PMC3619037 (PubMed Central)
  4. [Bacterial genetic diversity in soils and their correlation with vegetation]. Yang GP, Nan L, Jia HB, Zhu YH, Liu YJ, Zhang K (2000) Yi Chuan Xue Bao 27(3): 278-82
    › Primary publication · 10887700 (PubMed)