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2021 The CCVR welcomes Jian-Ping Jin MD/PhD to the Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the CCVR.

Professor Jin joined the faculty of the  Department of Physiology and Biophysics in December 2020.  He is our newest member to the CCVR.  He comes to us from Wayne State University School of Medicine where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology (2009-2020).  Perhaps many remember Dr. Jin from his tenure at Northwestern University and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (2004-09). Established in 1993, his lab is interested in the regulation and structure-function relationships of contractile and cytoskeleton proteins. Muscle (cardiac, skeletal and smooth) contraction and non-muscle cell motility play vital roles in physiological activities and pathological conditions. Their research is focused on actin thin filament-associated regulatory proteins: troponin and calponin, to study their regulation and structure-function relationships. Molecular biology and genetic approaches are used to investigate protein isoform evolution and expression as well as to provide engineered protein constructs for functional characterization. Biochemical, biophysical and immunochemical methods are used in studying protein structure and function. Cell culture systems and transgenic/gene knock-out/knock-in mouse models are developed for integrative functional characterizations at cellular, organ and whole animal levels.

Welcome JP !!