Dr. Jingbo Pi received his MD from China Medical University in 1990 and PhD on environmental medicine from University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2002. Dr. Pi had been a postdoctoral fellow at National institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute of Health (NIH, 2002-2004) and the Hamner Institutes (2004-2006). Currently, he is an Associate Investigator at the Hamner Institutes. Dr. Pi received the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award in 2008 (NIEHS, NIH). He has been a member of the Society of Toxicology since 2003 and served as an editorial board member of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and Chemical Research in Toxicology. His research involves: (1) pathogenic mechanisms of Type 2 diabetes with particular emphasis on the paradoxical roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and Nrf1 in pancreatic ß-cell function; (2) Regulatory roles of Nrf2 and Nrf1 in adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells; (3) Diabetogenic effect of arsenic exposure and other environmental oxidative stressors; and (4) Regulatory role of Nrf2 and Nrf1 in cellular adaptive response to oxidative stress, glucose homeostasis and energy metabolism.
Biography Updated on 5 June 2012