1）National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 31501507). Mechanism of Bile Salt Hydrolase to improve the viability of the Lactic Acid Bacteria. 2016/01- 2018/12, Manager.
2）Natural science fund for colleges and universities in Jiangsu Province (Grant Nos. 13KJB550014), Function and mechanism of recombinant bile salt hydrolase to promote the colonization of intestinal bacteria. 2013/ 8-2015/12,Manager.
3）Natural science fund for colleges and universities in Jiangsu Province (Grant Nos. 09KJB550003), Cloning, Expression and Structure-function Relationship of Bile Salt Hydrolase Gene (bsh) From Cholesterol-reducing Lactic Acid Bacteria. 2009/8-2012.12, Manager.
1）2016/9-2017/9, visiting scholar in University of California, Davis, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology;
2）2003/9-2008/6, PhD Nanjing Normal University, Microbiology;
3）1999/9-2003/6, Bachelor and Diploma in Nanjing Normal University.
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