Hong Ji, Ph.D.

Cardiorespiratory Diseases Unit
Core Scientist

Associate Professor 
Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Ji’s research group is focused on elucidating the epigenetic regulation of chronic diseases such as childhood asthma and examining how epigenetic mechanisms mediate the impact of environmental exposures during critical developmental windows (e.g., infancy) on increased disease susceptibility. She utilizes an integrative approach combining molecular and bioinformatic analysis of methylome, chromatin, gene expression and gene network analysis with immunologic and physiologic characterization of disease models to understand genes and pathways that may contribute to disease etiology and pathogenesis. Research is performed in animal models, cell culture, and human biologic specimens.

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Book Chapters:

  • Ji H. Chapter 3: Epigenetics and Epigenomic study in asthma. Serial Book: Translational Bioinformatics; Volume Book: “Genomic Approach to Asthma”. Publisher: Springer Publishing. 1stedition, 2018
  • Oh S, Lin PI, Barzman D, Ji Hand Hutton J. Post-genomic Era in Autistic Spectrum Disorder. SMGroups.Published date: May 10, 2016. http://smgebooks.com/autism/chapters/AUT-16-07.pdf
  • Abdel-Hameed EA, Ji H, and Shata MT. HIV-Induced Epigenetic Alterations in Host Cells. Chapter: Patho-Epigenetics of Infectious Disease. Volume 879 of the series “Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology”, pp 27-38. Date: 12 December 2015