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Linyi Zhu


Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

I have a multidisciplinary research background. After BSc in Pharmacy and PhD in Physical Chemistry, I took a post-doctoral position in Oxford at Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology from 2015.

My postdoc research projects focus on finding new targets and treatments for osteoarthritis. During my postdoc period, I discovered retinoic acid metabolism blocking agents as potential disease-modifying drugs for osteoarthritis; performed the first single-nuclei RNA sequencing in normal porcine cartilage; and observed the suppression of shear-induced genes in murine knee joints under the treatment of a novel lubricant.


Other Activities

Guest Editor


Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences

Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology


Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Peer Reviewer

Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

International Journal of Molecular Sciences



Arthritis Research & Therapy