Hu, Jianming

Jianming Hu was medical student in the Hubei Medical College from 1978-1983 and then, a graduate student in the Virus Research Institute of Hubei Medical College from 1983 to 1986. He received PhD degree from Penn State University (Hershey, PA) in 1993. He spent approximately 4 years at the Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia, PA) as a post-doctoral fellow from 1993 to 1997 working on hepatitis B viruses. Currently, Dr. Hu is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at The Penn State University College of Medicine (Hershey, PA). Dr. Hu teaches virology and his research focuses on hepatitis viruses. Additional information can be found in Hu's webpage. (

Xia, Zhengyuan

I was in Hubei Medical University as a graduate student (MS) from 1988 to 1991. After working for 10 years in the First Affiliated Hospital, I went to Canada and obtained PhD at Univ of British Columbia (2004), Dept of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Now, I am completing PDF training. My area of research is cardiovasc pharmacology (role of reactive oxygen species during myocardial ischemia). I will be glad to have a chance to collaborate with Alumni who work in the similar area. BTW, I am leaving Canada as of September 2007 to take a Research Assistant Prof position in U of Hong Kong, Dept of Anesthesiolgy (located within Queen Mary Hospital), which is an independent post with about 2 million $HK start-up package. Hope I cna get something done there. Welcome to visit UHK on you way home.

Meng, Xiang-Jin

X.J. Meng was a graduate student at the Virus Research Institute of Hubei Medical College from 1985 to 1988. He received his medical degree from Binzhou Medical College (Binzhou, China) in 1985, and his PhD degree from Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) in 1995. He spent approximately 4 years at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) as a senior staff scientist from 1995 to 1999 working on hepatitis E virus. Currently, Dr. Meng is Associate Professor of molecular virology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA). Dr. Meng teaches virology and emerging infectious diseases courses and his research focuses on several emerging and re-emerging viruses. Additional information can be found in X.J. Meng's webpage (

Yin, Zhinan

I am an Immunologist working on T cell differentiation and function, especially gamma-delta T cells. We try to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying T cell differentiation and function in tumor as well arthritis model. I am looking forward to serving our community and getting academic collaborations. Moreover, making more friends and having more fun! I am setting an "Oversee Scholar Laboratory " in Wuhan University School of Medicine, and I hope this lab can serve as a "home" for you to visit, to give lecture, to do research, or your any forms of contributions. Zhinan is now the dean of Life Science in Nakai University.

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Song, Changjie

Changjie Song was a graduate student at the Second Faculty of Medicine, Hubei Medical University from 1987 to 1990. He received his medical degree from Bengbu Medical College (Anhui, China) in 1985 and his PhD degree from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) in 2004. Since 2004 he has been working at the University of Sydney and is currently a research fellow at the Faculty of Medicine and a hospital scientist at ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Hospital, University of Sydney.

Xiao, Shu-Yuan

I was medical student from 1979 to 1984 at HMU, and graduate student from 1984 to 1987. I completed residency and fellowship in Pathology at the University of Chicago Medical School. I am Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine. My research interests are in pathogenesis and pathology of viral diseases; clinical interests are in diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tracts.

Cai, Yidao

While I was a medical student in Hubei Medical University (1979-1984), I attended three classes (7906, 7901 and 7904), which I think few people matched my experience. In the mean time, this experience also let me make more friends. From 1984 to 1987, I was in a joint graduate program in biomedical engineering (HBMU and Huazhong University of Science and Technology). I came to US in 1990 and earned my Ph.D in 1995 from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. After that I did a post-doc in Omaha, Nebraska, then came to Houston in 1999 as a research scientist in the University of Texas at Houston. Currently I am working as a software developer in industry.