A brilliant achievement: Yin Liang’s accelerated graduation from doctoral program
In September 2022, Yin Liang from Takahashi lab achieved a remarkable milestone by graduating from Okayama University’s doctoral program in an accelerated timeframe. She gave a speech on behalf of all Okayama University graduates at the Autumn 2022 Okayama University Degree Conferment Ceremony.
During Yin’s academic journey, she conducted research on the gravity sensing mechanism of vascular endothelial cells within our research team. Our findings were published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology journal, drawing significant attention from fellow researchers. The understanding of gravity sensing mechanisms in vascular endothelial cells holds the potential to contribute to the advancement of space medicine as humanity prepares for the era of space habitation.
Liang Y, Wang M, Liu Y, Wang C, Takahashi K, Naruse K. Meta-Analysis-Assisted Detection of Gravity-Sensitive Genes in Human Vascular Endothelial Cells. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021 Aug 4;9:689662. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.689662. PMID: 34422812
Additionally, Yin dedicated her efforts to the study of kidney chips, aiming to replicate kidney functions. Yin actively presented her research outcomes at conferences such as the Annual Meeting of The Physiological Society of Japan. The utilization of kidney chips in testing for renal toxicity of drugs shows promising breakthroughs. Yin’s research achievements are poised to make substantial contributions towards realizing these advancements.
Furthermore, Yin has secured a researcher position at Peking University, marking the beginning of a bright career. Her expertise and enthusiasm are expected to have a profound impact on future advancements in the fields of science and medicine.
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Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. The purpose of the lab is to develop science and medicine by unveiling the mechanisms of diseases through collaborations with scientists, epidemiologists, and corporate alliances. The alliance includes Harvard University, Boston University, Texas A&M University, and PD Aerospace, Ltd.