Huili Zheng Ph.D.: Experience/Publications

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

Professional experience

  • 2009–present: Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV
  • 2004–2009: Research Associate, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV
  • 2002–2004: Post-doc, Department of Integrated Department of Integrative Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX. Supervisor: Dr. George Stancel, Ph.D.
  • 1996–2002: Research associate and Ph.D. student, Drug Discovery Graduate School (DDGS, http://ddgs.utu.fi), Institute of Biomedicine and MedCity Research Laboratory, Department of Anatomy, University of Turku, Finland. Mentor: Pirkko Härkönen, MD, Ph.D.
  • 1991–1996: Research associate and licensed physician in the Hospital of Infectious Diseases affiliated to China Medical University, Shenyang, China.
  • 1986-1991: Medical student, China Medical University, Shenyang, China, awarded M.D. degree.

Selected publications

2014

  • Wu J, Bao J, Kim M, Yuan S, Tang C, Zheng H, Mastick GS, Xu C, Yan W. . Two miRNA clusters, miR-34b/c and miR-449, are essential for normal brain development, motile ciliogenesis and spermatogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407777111; 111(28): E2851-E2857.

2013

  • Ro S, Ma HY, Park C, Ortogero N, Song R, Hennig GW, Zheng H, Lin YM, Moro L, Hsieh JT, Yan W. . The Mitochondrial Genome Encodes Abundant Small Noncoding RNAs. Cell Research 23,759-774. Published online on 12 March 2013, doi:10.1038/cr.2013.37.

2012

  • Wu Q, Song R, Ortogero N, Zheng H, Evanoff R, Small CL, Griswold MD, Namekawa SH, Royo H, Turner JM, Yan W. . The RNase III Enzyme DROSHA Is Essential for microRNA Production and Spermatogenesis. Journal of Biological Chemistry 287(30): 25173-25190.

2011

  • Song R, Hennig G, Wu Q, Jose C, Zheng H, Yan W. . Male germ cells express abundant endogenous siRNAs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 108:13159-64.
  • Bao J, Zhang J, Song R, Zheng H, Yan W. . Ran-binding protein 17 is preferentially expressed in the testis and is associated with the XY body and manchette during spermatogenesis. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 333:134-142.

2010

  • Ro, S., Park, C., Jin, J., Zheng, H., Blair, P.J., Redelman, D., Ward, S.M., Yan, W., and Sanders, K.M. . A model to study the phenotypic changes of interstitial cells of Cajal in gastrointestinal diseases. Gastroenterology 138, 1068-1078 e1061-1062.
  • Bao, J., Zhang, J., Zheng, H., Xu, C., and Yan, W. . UBQLN1 interacts with SPEM1 and participates in spermiogenesis. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 327, 89-97.
  • Yan, W., Si, Y., Slaymaker, S., Li, J., Zheng, H., Young, D.L., Aslanian, A., Saunders, L., Verdin, E., and Charo, I.F. . Zmynd15 encodes a histone deacetylase-dependent transcriptional repressor essential for spermiogenesis and male fertility. Journal of Biological Chemistry 285, 31418-31426.

2009

  • Ro S, Park C, Jin J, Zheng H, Blair P, Redelman D, Ward SM, Yan W, Sanders KM. . A model to study the phenotypic changes of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in gastrointestinal diseases. Gastroenterology [ePub ahead of print] doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2009.11.007.

2007

  • Jin J, Jin N, Zheng H, Ro S, Tafolla D, Sanders KM, Yan W. . Catsper3 and Catsper4 are Essential for Sperm Hyperactivated Motility and Male Fertility. Biology of Reproduction 77:37-44.
  • Ro S, Song R, Park C, Zheng H, Sanders KM, Yan W. . Cloning and expression profiling of small RNAs expressed in the mouse ovary. RNA 13:2366-2380.
  • Zheng Z, Zheng H, Yan W. . Fank1 is a testis-specific gene encoding a nuclear protein exclusively expressed during the transition from the meiotic to the haploid phase of spermatogenesis. Gene expression patterns 7:777-783.
  • Zheng H, Stratton CJ, Morozumi K, Jin J, Yanagimachi R, Yan W. . Lack of Spem1 causes aberrant cytoplasm removal, sperm deformation and male infertility. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104:6852-6857.

2006

  • Wang SH, Zheng H, Esaki Y, Kelly F, Yan W. . Cullin3 is a KLHL10-interacting protein preferentially expressed during late spermiogenesis. Biology of Reproduction 74:102-108.

2005

  • Jin JL, O’Doherty AM, Wang SH, Zheng H, Sanders KM, Yan W. . Catsper3 and Catsper4 encode two cation channel-like proteins exclusively expressed in the testis. Biology of Reproduction 73:1235-1242.

2004

  • Zheng H, Härkönen, P. . Comparative study of the short-term effects of a novel selective estrogen receptor modulator, ospemifene, and raloxifene and tamoxifen on rat uterus. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 88:143-156.

2000

  • Zheng H, Yan W, Toppari J, Härkönen P. . Improved non-radioactive RT-PCR method for relative quantification of mRNA. BioTechniques 28:832-834.
  • Qu Q*, Zheng H*, Dahllund J, Laine A., Taponainen N, Peng ZQ, Koskinen M, Hemminki K, Kangas L, Väänänen K, Härkönen, P. . Selective estrogenic effect of a novel triphenylethylene compound FC-1271a on bone, cholesterol level and reproductive tissues in intact and ovariectomized rats. Endocrinology, 141(2): 809-820 (*co-first authors).

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