Ruilin Tian

Ruilin Tian, Kampmann lab, UCSF

ruilin.tian@ucsf.edu

Graduate Student, Biophysics

Education:

  • PhD candidate in the Biophysics program, University of California, San Francisco
  • B.S. in Biological Science, Peking University

Research Experience:

  • Ou laboratory, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University Nov. 2014 – Jul. 2015
    • Investigated genes involved in cilliogenesis in C.elegans sensory neurons
  • Kennedy laboratory, Buck Institute for Research on Aging Sept. 2014 –Nov. 2014
    • Investigated the effect of tryptophan uptake on aging in C. elegans and mammalian cells
  • Derry laboratory, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto Jul. 2014 – Sept. 2014
    • Investigated the role of CCM-3 in C. elegans germline development
  • Ouyang laboratory, Center for Quantitative Biology, Peking University Sept. 2013 – Jul. 2014
    • Genome-wide study of intracellular NADPH level regulation and its impact on aging
    • Investigated key transcription factors in replicative life span regulation in S. cerevisiae
    • Investigated the mechanism of accelerated aging in budding yeast induced by telomerase inactivation

Honors and Awards:

  • National Scholarship, Oct. 2014
  • May Fourth Scholarship, Oct. 2013
  • Third prize in the 3rd Summer Social Practice, Sept. 2012
  • First prize in Biology Field Practice, Jul. 2012

Publications:

  1. Xie, Z., Jay, K.A., Smith, D.L., Zhang, Y., Liu, Z., Zheng, J., Tian, R., Li, H. and Blackburn, E.H., 2015. Early telomerase inactivation accelerates aging independently of telomere length. Cell, 160(5), pp.928-939.
  2. He, C., Tsuchiyama, S.K., Nguyen, Q.T., Plyusnina, E.N., Terrill, S.R., Sahibzada, S., Patel, B., Faulkner, A.R., Shaposhnikov, M.V ., Tian, R. and Tsuchiya, M., 2014. Enhanced longevity by ibuprofen, conserved in multiple species, occurs in yeast through inhibition of tryptophan import. PLoS Genet, 10(12), p.e1004860.

Other interests:

Playing basketball, windsurfing, watching movies and traveling.