I received my MBBS in 1983 and MSc in 1986 in Tianjin Medical University, PR of China. Then I worked there as a Lecturer in the department of Histology and Embryology for 3 years. I came to Flinders University as a Visiting Research Fellow in 1989. In 1991 I started my PhD study in the Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne. In 1994, after completion of my PhD I worked as a Research Officer at Flinders University and then became a Senior Research Officer since 2001. Since 1997 I worked as a chief and primary chief investigator of research projections founded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC). In the past I have received 5 australian national and local institutional research grants. In 1999 I became a award winner for my research work. Currently, I am working as a Lecturer in Anatomy and Histology, Flinders University.
In 1999, as a result of my research work on the gastrointestinal sphincteric regions I won the prestigious Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Prize from the Brain Foundation of South Australia for the best original research in any of the basic or clinical neuroscience. In 2010, I also won Mark Slee Prize for the best paper published during that year in the Centre for Neuroscience at Flinders. I received several australian national and local institutional research grants (1997 Chief investigator of NH&MRC project grant (1997-1999, #970011). 1999 Chief investigator of the grant from Flinders Medical Centre Foundation. 2001 Primary chief investigator of NH&MRC project grant (2001-2003, #160005). 2002 A sole chief investigator of the grant from Flinders Medical Centre Foundation).
Senior neuroscience researcher and chief investigator in autonomic control of abdominal and visceral organs,
Lecturer in Anatomy & Histology, GEMP.
Co-supervisor Dissection Course, GEMP.
Co-supervisor for Paramedics Anatomy Course.
PBL tutor for GEMP
Examiner for the medical school honours program.
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