Previous Positions

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics , Saint James School of Medicine (St. Vincent)
Assistant Professor Developmental Biology , Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

Research Interests

Engineering bacteria to deliver therapeutic agents
Cell-cell adhesion and control of gene expression

Publications

Hang H, Zhao L, Bian C, Dong J, Dai Y, Bao S, Xu J, Xia G and Xu L (2018). Oxygen is required to maintain mitochondrial integrity in preserved livers. Journal of Hepatology
Jie Ni, Sujin Bao, Ruth I Johnson Bingbing Zhu et al (2016). MAGI-1 Interacts with Nephrin to Maintain Slit Diaphragm Structure Through Enhanced Rap1 Activation in Podocytes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291, 24406-24417.
Sujin Bao (2014). Notch controls cell adhesion in the Drosophila eye. PLOS Genetics 10: e1004087.

Sujin Bao Ph.D

Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics

Career Profile

Dr. Bao received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1996. His Ph.D. research was focused on structural analyses of a key metabolic hormone insulin and an enzyme fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase. Shortly after receiving his Ph.D., he became an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1999, he was awarded the Guest Scientist Scholarship by German Cancer Research Center (DFKZ), Heidelberg, Germany, to work on the signal transduction pathway mediated by the oncoprotein Wnt.

In 2001, he moved to the United States and worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he studied molecular and cell biology with a focus on cell-cell adhesion and control of gene expression. He continued this work at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he studied microbiology with a focus on engineering bacteria to deliver therapeutic agents.

Dr. Bao joined the faculty of the American University of Integrative Sciences in 2019 as a Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics. Through affiliation with several medical schools, he has established a diverse teaching portfolio and taught multiple subjects including biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology. His teaching philosophy features simplicity and knowledge integration.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics: Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • B.Sc. in Engineering: Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
  • Master of Sciences  in Thermophysics Engineering: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China