Cuiyan Xin, PhD

I got my PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany in 2005. In my PhD study, I focused on the study of Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and it’s analog-FTY720 on kidney disease. In 2006, I moved to Switzerland and worked as postdoc in institute of pharmacology, Bern. In there, I followed to investigate the mechanism of the kinase of S1P-sphingosine kinase (SK) on kidney disease and cancer.

In 2010 Sep., I joined Dr. Duffield’s lab, and my major project now is: to investigate the role of microRNAs (miRs) in kidney fibrosis and renal regeneration.


I spend most my “spare time” for my family, for me, it’s quite nice that I could follow every surprising growing step of my son to explore his world and to further deeply understand what I am working on.