Name: Rui Liang
Title: Research Associate


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EDUCATION/TRAINING
  • MD,MS., Medicine, Xi'an Medical University, China, 1988-1995
  • Fellowship, Medical research, Bioengineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2001-2002


WORKING EXPERIENCE
  • Oct. 2003 - Present:
    Research associate, Musculoskeletal Research Center, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A
  • Apr. 2001 - Sep. 2003:
    Attending doctor & Lecturer, Department of Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, P. R. China
  • Apr. 1995 - Apr. 2001:
    Residency, Department of Medicine., the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, P. R. China


LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
  • RT-PCR, Real time RT-PCR, Northern Blot, and DNA sequencing;
  • SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, Extracellular matrix analysis (collagen, proteoglycan);
  • Cell cycle and apoptosis analysis (Flow Cytometry, TUNEL);
  • Histology & Immunohitology (cell and tissue);
  • Others: cell culture, ELISA, animal studies.


HONORS AND PRIZES
  • Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award, ISAKOS 5th Biennial Congress, April 3-7, 2005, Hollywood, FL, USA. (2005)
  • Science and Technology Award by Shaanxi Province, P. R. China (2005)
  • High Educational Institution Science and Technology Award by Shaanxi Province, P. R. China (2004)
  • Significant Contribution to the Advance of Science and Technology Award by Xi'an Jiaotong University (2003)
  • Best Paper Award by the Journal "Progress in Gynecology & Obstetrics" and Johnson & Johnson, P.R. China (2003)
  • Science and Technology Achievement Award by the Ministry of Education, P. R. China (2003)
  • The SASAKAWA Medical Fellowship of Japan (1999)


MEMBERSHIP
  • 2006 - Present: Active member of Orthopedic Research Society