Dr. Fu Yang obtained his BSc degree from School of Bio-Engineering, Jiangnan University in 2005 (Wuxi, Jiangsu, China) and PhD degree from School of Life Science, Nankai University (Tianjin, China) in 2013. During his PhD training, Dr. Fu enrolled in a visiting PhD student training program of Harvard Medical School from 2009 to 2013 and finished his thesis work at the U.S. After which, he did his postdoc training in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology of Harvard Medical School (US) from 2013 to 2019. Dr. Fu jointed SUSTech University as an Assistant Professor in July 2019. His research group employs microbiology, molecular genetics, systems biology and bioinformatics approaches to investigate bacterial inter/intra-species interactions, bacteria – host interactions, mechanisms of in vivo micro-ecological dysbiosis caused by bacterial infection or chronic diseases, unknown pathogenesis of the pathogens of emerging infectious diseases and next generation antimicrobial therapeutics.
Dr. Fu’s has long been involved in the research fields of bacterial physiology of enteric pathogens, bacterial Type IV and VI secretion systems, in vivo genes regulation which highly corelate to infection and immunity. Dr. Fu received the Fogarty Global Health fellowship from the U.S in 2008. He is currently an editor board member of Bio-Protocol. He has published 8 research papers in the famous international peer reviewed journals during last 5 years, including Cell Host and Microbe, Science Translational Medicine, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Journal of Immunology, Vaccine, etc (Total citations > 300 since 2014). Dr. Fu has been invited to give conference talks at international conferences organized by academic societies such as American Society of Microbiology, Cold Spring Harbor, U.S – Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program / Pacific Rim Emerging Infectious Diseases, etc.