Peijian He, Phd, MS


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Peijian He, Phd, MS, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. He is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He holds professional memberships with American Physiological Society and American Gastroenterological Association.


Dr. He received his PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan and earned his Master of Science from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. He completed his postdoctoral training studying the molecular basis of gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. He's research studies the role of iron in the pathogenesis and progression of metabolic diseases, including diabetes and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), by using mouse models of streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes, db/db type 2 diabetes, and Western diet-induced NASH models. These studies are being explored in two directions, 1) regulation of iron metabolism by pathological signaling (e.g. hyperactive PKC), and 2) detrimental impacts of iron loading on disease progression.


Dr. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He serves on the editorial boards of Frontiers in Pharmacology and Journal of Translational Science and Research.

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