Dr. Wentong Jia, Ph.D., has officially joined the Brestoff Lab as a postdoctoral research associate. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jia to the group and look forward to working with him.
Dr. Jia received his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University before starting his PhD training at the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His thesis work focused on NK cells in the placenta and led to his being award a PhD in 2020. Findings from this work stimulated Dr. Jia’s interest in exploring the metabolism and function of immune cells such as natural killer cells and macrophages change in obesity and type 2 diabetes, metabolic diseases that can impact placental biology. In his spare time, Dr. Jia enjoys playing basketball, singing and traveling.