Meet the Team



John Cijiang He, MD, PhD is the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology,Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics and the Director of the He Laboratory. Dr. He graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University and received his PhD in Physiology at University of Paris VII, France. Then, he got his further research training as a visiting scientist at NIH in Maryland and The Picower Institute for Medical Research in New York. He completed his medical residency at SUNY down state and clinical nephrology fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Currently, he is a tenured full Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology/Systems Therapeutics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was the past President of the New York Society of Nephrology. Currently, he is the President of Chinese American Society of Nephrology. He is also a visiting professor at both Nanjing University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. He has been funded by multiple NIH and VA grants and has published more than 100 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific journals. His major research areas include podocyte biology and pathology, signaling networks in kidney cells, systems biology of kidney disease, and kidney fibrosis. His major clinical interest includes diabetic kidney disease, viral-induced kidney disease, and primary glomerular disease. Email

Kyung (Kim) Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
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Ruijie Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicine/Nephrology
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Weijing Cai, MD, Senior Scientist
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Jin Xu, MS, Lab Manager
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Zhengzhe Li, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Wenzhen Xiao, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Jia Fu, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Fang Zhong, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Huilin Li, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Anqun Chen, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Melinda Nugent, MD, Renal Fellow
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