Jingbo Pi

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, USA

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

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