Sijia He

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

IBMS Physiology and Pharmacology Discipline

Lab Association:
Feng Liu, Ph.D.

Hobbies and Interests:
Music, Piano, Cooking and Photography


MS, Biomedical Science
BS, Bioinformatics

MS @ Hunan University
BS @ Huazhong University of Science & Technology


Sijia is studying the mechanisms of obesity-induced metabolic diseases. Her primary interest is understanding the endocrinal functions of adipose tissue in regulating glucose metabolism and energy homeostasis. She is also interested in investigating the mechanisms of compounds with beneficial effects on metabolism.

Awards & Accomplishments

GSBS Spring 2018 Travel Awards                                                               


Bai J, Cervantes C, Liu J, He S, Zhou H, Zhang B, Cai H, Yin D, Hu D, Li Z, Chen H, Gao X, Wang F, O’Connor JC, Xu Y, Liu M, Dong LQ, Liu F(2017). DsbA-L prevents oesity-induced inflammation and insulin resistance by suppressing the mtDNA release-activated cGAS-cGAMP-STING pathway. PNAS 2017 114(46) 12196-12201.

Meng W,Liang X, Chen H, Luo H, Bai J, Zhang Q, Xiao T, He S, Zhang Y, Xu Z, Xiao B, Hu F, and Liu F (2017). Rheb Regulates browning via mTORC1-dependent and Independent Mechanisms. Diabetes 2017;66:1198–1213.

Liu, M., Bai, J., He, S., Villarreal, R., Hu, D., Zhang, C., Yang, X., Liang, H., Slaga, TJ., Yu, Y., Zhou, Z., Blenis, J., Sherer, PE., Dong, LQ. and Liu, F. (2014) Grb10 Promotes Lipolysis and thermogenesis by Phosphorylation-dependent Feedback Inhibition of mTORC1. Cell Metab. June 3;19(6):967-80

Chen, T., He, S., Zhang, Z., Gao, W., Yu, L. and Tan, Y. (2014) Foxa1 contributes to the repression of Nanog expression by recruiting Grg3 during the differentiation of pluripotent P19 embryonal carcinoma cells. Exp Cell Res.Aug 15;326(2):326-35

Xie, L., Yang, C., He, S., Tan, G. and Tan, Y. (2012) Construction and Identification of Lentivirus Expressing Rat FoxA1. J Hunan Univ. (Natrual Sci.) 39(3):58-61