Academic qualifications:

  • 2004-2008: Bsc. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • 2008-2012: PhD. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Present academic position:
  • 2012- Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Honorary), Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone & Joint Diseases, Hong Kong Baptist University

Previous relevant research work:
  • Technical expertise: Bone bioimaging, Bone biology, Bone biomechanics, Bone histomorphometry
  • Research area: RNAi-based or phytotherapy-based translational research in osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, facture repair and arthritis

Selected Awards
  1. Young Investigator Travel Grant, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting 2011
  2. Tigris Educational Fund - Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, 2010
  3. Global Scholarship for Research Excellence, CUHK, 2010
  4. Hong Kong Orthopaedics Association Traveling scholarship, 2010
  5. Webster Jee Travel Award, 5th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research 2010
  6. Best Paper Award, International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research 2008
  7. Webster Jee Travel Award, International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research 2008
Publications (Representative peer-review journal publications in recent years):
  1. He, Y. X., Liu, Z., Pan, X. H., Tang, T., Guo, B. S., Zheng, L. Z., Xie, X. H., Wang, X. L., Lee, K. M., Li, G., Cao, Y. P., Wei, L., Chen, Y., Yang, Z. J., Hung, L. K., Qin, L. and Zhang, G. (2011). "Deletion of estrogen receptor beta accelerates early stage of bone healing in a mouse osteotomy model." Osteoporos Int 23(1): 377-89.
  2. He, Y. X., Zhang, G., Pan, X. H., Liu, Z., Zheng, L. Z., et al (2011). "Impaired bone healing pattern in mice with ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis: A drill-hole defect model." Bone 48(6): 1388-1400.
  3. Songlin, P., Ge, Z., Yixin, H., Xinluan, W., Pingchung, L., Kwoksui, L. and Ling, Q. (2009). "Epimedium-derived flavonoids promote osteoblastogenesis and suppress adipogenesis in bone marrow stromal cells while exerting an anabolic effect on osteoporotic bone." Bone 45(3): 534-44.
  4. He, Y. X., Wang, X. L., He, Y. X., Liu, Z., Sheng, H., Zhang, G. and Qin, L. (2011). "Promoted repair of steroid-associated osteonecrosis by implantation of cryopreserved bone marrow mononuclear cells in a rabbit model." Arthritis Rheum.
  5. He, Y. X., Wang, X. L., Zhang, G., He, Y. X., Wang, X. H., Liu, Z., He, K., Peng, J., Leng, Y. and Qin, L. (2010). "Structural and degradation characteristics of an innovative porous PLGA/TCP scaffold incorporated with bioactive molecular icaritin." Biomed Mater 5(5): 054109.
  6. Zhang, G., Guo, B., Wu, H., Tang, T., Zhang, B. T., Zheng, L., He, Y, Yang, Z., et al (2012). "A delivery system targeting bone formation surfaces to facilitate RNAi-based anabolic therapy." Nat Med 18(2): 307-14.
  7. Zhang, G., Sheng, H., He, He, Y, Xie, X. H., Wang, Y. X., et al. (2009). "Continuous occurrence of both insufficient neovascularization and elevated vascular permeability in rabbit proximal femur during inadequate repair of steroid-associated osteonecrotic lesions." Arthritis Rheum 60(10): 2966-77.