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Institute of Model Animal of Wuhan University

As an internationally renowned centre in both basic and translational research on cardiometabolic diseases, the Institute of Model Animal of Wuhan University (IMA) has pioneered many successful drug developments and patents based on original discoveries of their underlying mechanisms, therapeutic targets, in addition to diagnostic and treatment strategies.

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Interview with the director

Hongliang Li, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of IMA, the Dean of School of Basic Medical Sciences and a Professor of Medicine at Wuhan University. Dedicated to molecular biology and medical studies, he has made seminal contributions to studies on the molecular mechanisms and treatment targets of cardiometabolic diseases, and the development of gene-edited animal models of complex human diseases. His numerous awards include the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Chair Professorship of the Chang Jiang Scholar programme, and Tan Jiazhen Life Science Award.

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