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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Hao "Emily" Ji

Title: Research Associate
Lab Manager, Functional Genomics Core
Department: Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences (DDBS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-5077
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 709
Columbia, SC 29208
Hao Emily Ji portrait


M.Eng.  Computer Science, University of South Carolina, 2016
Central South University, Changsha, China, 2008


Hao "Emily" Ji's specific interests cover a broad range of technology including molecular cloning, cell culture, immunology-based protein analysis, lentivirus production, preparation of high-throughput libraries, next-generation sequencing, processing NGS data and basic bioinformatics / statistical analysis.  Ji serves as the Facility Manager for the COBRE Center for Targeted Therapeutics’ Functional Genomics Core, which provides UofSC and outside scientists with capacity to conduct genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics and functional genomics research projects. It also provides common molecular biology services including nucleic acid purification and quantification, sequencing, Real time PCR analysis, plasmid construction and lentivirus production.


Weige CC, Birtwistle MR, Mallick H, Yi N, Berrong Z, Cloessner E, Duff K, Tidwell J, Clendenning M, Wilkerson B, Farrell C, Bunz F, Ji H, Shtutman M, Creek KE, Banister CE, Buckhaults PJ.  Transcriptomes and shRNA suppressors in a TP53 allele-specific model of early-onset colon cancer in African Americans. Mol Cancer Res. 2014: 12(7):1029-41.  PMID: 24743655

Gasparian A, Daneshian L, Ji H, Jabbari E, Shtutman M. Purification of high-quality RNA from synthetic polyethylene glycol-based hydrogels. Anal Biochem. 2015: 484:1-3. PMID: 25963891

Levina E, Biag M, Ji H, Chen M, Oliver D, Ohouo P, Lim CU, Carmack S, Ding Y, Roninson I, Buttyan R, Shtutman M. Identification of Novel Genes that Regulate Androgen Receptor Signaling and Growth of Androgen-Deprived Prostate Cancer Cells. OncoTarget 2015: 6(15):13088-104. PMID: 26036626

Gomez AM, Altomare D, Sun WL, Midde NM, Ji H, Shtutman M, Turner JR, Creek KE, Zhu J. Prefrontal microRNA-221 Mediates Environmental Enrichment-Induced Increase of Locomotor Sensitivity to Nicotine. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 19(1). PMID: 26232787

Hegde S, Ji H, Oliver D, Patel NS, Poupore N, Shtutman M, Kelly MP. PDE11A regulates social behaviors and is a key mechanism by which social experience sculpts the brain. Neuroscience 2016, 335:151-69. PMID: 27544407

Oliver D, Ji H, Liu P, Gasparian A, Gardiner E, Lee S, Zenteno A, Perinskaya L, Chen M, Buckhaults P, Broude E, Waytt MD, Valafar H, Pena E, Shtutman M. Identification of novel cancer therapeutic targets using a designed and pooled shRNA library screen. Scientific Reports 2017, 7:43023. PMID: 28223711

Chen M, Liang J, Ji H, Yang Z, Altilia S, Hu B, Schronce A, McDermott MS, Schools GP, Lim CU, Oliver D, Shtutman M, Lu T, Stark GR, Porter DC, Broude EV, Roninson IB. CDK8/19: druggable co-regulators of NFκB-induced transcription. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2017 114(38):10208-10213. PMID: 28855340


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