Research Staff Profile: Gu Jing
Gu Jing, PhD
►Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?
I am from China and I received my PhD in 2007 from Tsinghua University, China. Before that, I received my Bachelor and Master degrees in 2000 and 2003 from Shandong University, China.
►What is your current position?
►Why did you decide to become a researcher?
Being interested in animals and plants made me choose Biological Sciences in college. The later graduate student training increased my passion in medical research and made me decide to become a researcher.
►What is the “Big Picture” of what you study?
Discover innovative drug targets and develop novel strategies to protect against diabetes.
►What is your favorite aspect of your research?
Figure out novel targets and the molecular mechanisms by which they regulate human islet biology.
► What do you hope to achieve with your research?
Find novel drugs to protect against diabetes and improve the lives of diabetes patients.
► What groups are you involved with?
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
►When not in the lab what are your favorite hobbies/activities?
Hiking and painting