IBMS Physiology/Pharmacology

Sijia He

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

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.
Hunan, China
Lab Association
Feng Liu, Ph.D.
Hobbies and Interests
Music, Piano, Cooking, and Photography.


Education MS, Biomedical Science
BS, Bioinformatics
MS @ Hunan University
BS @ Huazhong University of Science & Technology


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, Liu F (2014). Grb10 Promotes Lipolysis and thermogenesis by Phosphorylation- dependent Feedback Inhibition of mTORC1. Cell Metabolism. 19(6):967-80.
  4. 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