Name:Fang Ni (倪芳)
Address:Medical Science Building, University of Science and 

Technology of China, 230027 Hefei, China
Tel:86-551-63606329
E-mail:fangni@ustc.edu.cn
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1998 - 2003B.S.,  Clinical Medicine, Anhui Medical University
2003 - 2006M.S., Pathophysiology, Anhui Medical University
2009 - 2013Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of Science and Technology of China
2006 - 2015Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Anhui Medical University
2015 - 2019Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, Emory University, USA
2019.09 - presentResearch Professor, University of Science and Technology of China
RESEARCH INTERESTS
1.Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis
2.Leukemia immune microenviroment
3.NK cell function and development
4.NK cell-based immunotherapy of leukemia
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1.Ni F, Yu WM, Wang XY, Fay ME, Young KM, Qiu YZ, Lam WA, Sulchek TA, Cheng T, Sadden DT, and Qu CK*. Ptpn21 controls hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and biomechanics. Cell Stem Cell, 2019; 24(4):608-620.e6.
2.Ni F, Yu WM, Li ZG, Graham DK, Jin LT, Kang S, Rossi MR, Li SY, Broxmeyer HE, and Qu CK*. Critical role of ASCT2-mediated amino acid metabolism in promoting leukeamia development and progression. Nature Metabolism, 2019; 1(3):390-403.
3.Li H, Hou Y, Zhang S, Zhou Y, Wang D, Tao S, Ni F*. CD49a regulates the function of human decidual natural killer cells. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 2019; 81(4):e13101.
4.Hu L#, Ni F#, Wang X, Fay ME, Young KM, Lam WA, Sulchek TA, Qu CK*. Decreased Cell Stiffness Enhances Leukemia Development and Progression. Leukemia. 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s41375-020-0763-7.
5.Ni F#, Zhao H#, Cui H#, Wu Z, Chen L, Hu Z, Guo C, Liu Y, Chen Z, Wang X, Chen D, Wei H*, Wang S*. MicroRNA-362-5p promotes tumor growth and metastasis by targeting CYLD in hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Letters, 2015; 356:809-818.
6.Yang P#, Ni F#, Deng RQ, Guo Q, Zhao H, Yang MZ, Wang XY, Xu YZ, Chen L, Chen DL, Chen ZJ, Kan LX, Wang SY*. MiR-362-5p promotes the malignancy of chronic myelocytic leukaemia via down-regulation of GADD45α. Molecular Cancer. 2015; 14(1): 190.
7.Ni F, Sun R, Fu B, Wang F, Guo C, Tian Z*, Wei H*.IGF-1 promotes the development and cytotoxic activity of human NK cells. Nature Communications, 2013; 4:1479.

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