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Yun NI 倪赟

Graduate Student

Joint Mentor: Dr. Wenbin Deng

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sun Yat-sen University


A Bit About Me


Immune system is traditionally considered as a defending system that protects us from intruders. While this concept still holds true, more and more studies have revealed it’s also intimately involved in regulating physiology of diverse tissues. I’m particularly interested in understanding how the peripheral immune system talks to the central nervous system in health and disease. I believe cytokines produced in periphery would be one of the major languages. In 2022, I joined Dr. Wu’s lab, where I will investigate the communication through cytokines between the peripheral immune system and the CNS, as well as the impact of such communication on brain function and neurodegenerative diseases.


  • 2022.9 - Present   Graduate Student, Lin Wu lab, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University

  • 2022.2 - 2022.8    Research Assistant, Lin Wu Lab, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory

  • 2019 - 2022      Junior Scientist of CAR-T R&D platform, Legend Biotech 

  • 2016 - 2019      Master, Analytical Chemistry, Nanjing Tech University

  • 2012 - 2016      Bachelor, Light Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University



  • 2016 - 2019        Graduate academic scholarship

  • 2016             Excellent graduation thesis of Nanjing Tech University

  • 2012 - 2013        National Endeavor Scholarship (top 5%)



  • Yun Ni, Hang Zhang, Chou Chai, Bo Peng, Lin Li,# Chengwu Zhang, Hua Bai, Kah-Leong Lim, # Wei Huang,* Mitochondria-targeted two-photon fluorescent photosensitizers for cancer cell apoptosis via spatial selectability. Adv. Healthc. Mater. 2019, 1900212.

  • GaoBin Zhang,* Yun Ni, * DuoTeng Zhang, ChangMin Yu, # Lin Li #and Wei Huang, # Rational design of NIR fluorescence probes for sensitive detection of viscosity in living cells. Spectrochim. Acta, Part A. 2019, 214, 339. (* equal contribution)

  • Yanfei Zhao, Yun Ni, Liulin Wang, Lin Li# and Wei Huang, # Ligand-displacement-based two-photon fluorogenic probe for visualizing mercapto biomolecules in live cells, Drosophila brains and zebrafish. Analyst. 2018, 143, 3433.

  • Mingrui Weng, Xue Yang, Yun Ni, Chenchen Xu, Hang Zhang, Jinjun Shao, # Nannan Shi, Chengwu Zhang, # Qiong Wu, Lin Li, # Wei Huang. Deep-red fluorogenic probe for rapid detection of nitric oxide in Parkinson’s disease models. Sens. Actuators, B 2019, 283, 769.

  • Suzhi Cai, Huifang Shi, Yun Ni, Lin Li, Zhongfu An,# and Wei Huang#. Visible-Light-Excited Ultralong Organic Phosphorescence by Manipulating Intermolecular Interactions. Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1701244.

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