Hua Bai

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bai received his B.S. in Biology (1997) from East China Normal University; his M.S. in Aquatic Biology from Shanghai Ocean University (2000); and his Ph.D. in Entomology from University of Kentucky (2009), where his mentor was Dr. Subba Reddy Palli. He was a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Marc Tatar at Brown University (2009-2015). Dr. Bai joined the faculty of Iowa State University, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology in January 2016, as a tenure-eligible assistant professor.

Research Description

The Bai lab is interested in one of the most fascinating, yet poorly understood phenomena in biology: How animals age? By elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of aging and uncovering the secret of Fountain of Youth, we hope that we can find ways to prevent age-associated diseases and prolong the healthspan of global aging population. Drosophila Genetics, Genomics, Behavior and Imaging Analysis are frequently used in our lab to tackle a variety of aging-related questions.

Currently we are focusing on three main research areas. Please check out the lab website for more details and updates (www.thebailab.com).

  1. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Aging.
  2. Inter-Tissue Communication and Aminal Aging.
  3. Role of Inter-Organelle Communication in Tissue Aging.

Publications

See Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O_5UaCsAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Area of Expertise: 
Homeostatic regulation of stress
metabolism and aging. Inter-tissue and inter-organelle communication (Peroxisome-Mitochondria)
Education: 
B.S., East China Normal University. 1997
M.S., Shanghai Ocean University, 2000
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2009
Postdoc, Brown University, 2009-2015
Contact
515-294-9395
3260 Molecular Biology Building
Ames
IA
50011-3260