School of Public Health






Research Interests: Bacterial infection, innate immunity, gut microbe and human health


  • Dingka Song completed his undergraduate degree at China Agricultural University and earned his Ph.D. at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He joined Dr. Jenny Ting’s lab in the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill as postdoctoral associate from 2019 to 2021. After that he come to Shanghai Jiaotong University school of Medicine as assistant investigator. His research is focused on the interaction between host and gut microbiota. He aims to understand the underlying mechanism of how the host immune system senses microbial derived signals and their physiological effect on the host. He is specifically studying this interaction and its effects during many diseases from bacterial infection to colon cancer progression.


  • Dingka Song; Junchen Meng; Jie Cheng; Zheng Fan; Pengyu Chen; Hefei Ruan; Zhongyuan Tu; Ning Kang; Nan Li; Ying Xu; Xiaobo Wang; Fei Shu; Libing Mu; Tengfei Li; Wenran Ren; Xin Lin; Jun Zhu; Xiaohong Fang; Matthias W. Amrein; Weihui Wu; Li-Tang Yan; Junhong Lü; Tie Xia; Yan Shi ; Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum-sensing metabolite induces host immune cell death through cell surface lipid domain dissolution, NATURE MICROBIOLOGY, 2019, 4(1): 97-111

  • GUO DongXing; SHI XuanLing; SONG DingKa; ZHANG LinQi ; Persistence of VRC01-resistant HIV-1 during antiretroviral therapy, SCIENCE CHINA-LIFE SCIENCES, 2014, 57(1): 88-96

  • Dongxing Guo; Xuanling Shi; Kelly C. Arledge; Dingka Song; Liwei Jiang; Lili Fu; Xinqi Gong; Senyan Zhang; Xinquan Wang; Linqi Zhang ; A Single Residue within the V5 Region of HIV-1 Envelope Facilitates Viral Escape from the Broadly Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody VRC01, JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 2012, 287(51): 43170-43179