Molecular Physiology

Xiao Niu

PhD student

Phone: +49 880-2621
Telefax: +49 431 880-4197

Short CV

  • since 2016
PhD student, Kiel University, Germany
  • 2005 - 2016
Working in the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, China
  Thesis: " Dopamine receptors in the Drosophila nervous system: physiological and behavioral aspects"
  • 2012 - 2015     
Master studies in Hydrobiology, Ocean University of China, China
  • 2008 - 2012  
Bachelor studies, Shandong Polytechnic University, China


Research topic

My research interest lies in the mechanism of the development of asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). That utilizing of the newly generated tools, CRISPR/Cas9, to experimentally induce asthma or COPD-like phenotypes in the airway epithelia of the fly will make our research flies more similar to the human in the exxpression of disease genes, precluding the chances of original genes influencing the result.