College of Basic Medical Sciences




Tel: 63846590-776980

Research Field

  • Metabolic interactions between neural cells

  • Metabolic control of neuroregeneration and neurodegeneration

  • Metabolic regulation of brain function

Personal Introduction

  • Dr. Han received his M.S. in biology from Northwest A&F University and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Jinan University in China. He subsequently completed his postdoctoral training in neuropathology at Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2020, Dr. Han launched his own laboratory at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine in the USA. Dr.Han`s lab aims to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate energy metabolism in CNS, how such mechanisms are altered during neuroregeneration and in neurodegenerative disorders, and ultimately develop the potential treatment strategy for brain metabolic disorders.


  • Han Qi, Xu Xiao-Ming*. Mitochondrial integrity in neuronal injury and repair. Neural Regeneration Research (2021) 16 (4), 674.

  • Han Qi, Xie Yuxiang, Ordaz D. Josue, Huh J. Andrew, Huang Ning, Wu Wei, Liu Naikui, Chamberlain A. Kelly, Sheng Zu-Hang*, Xu Xiao-Ming*. Restoring Cellular Energetics Promotes Axonal Regeneration and Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury. Cell Metabolism (2020) 31, 623-641.e628.

  • Han Qi, Xu Xiao-Ming*. NT-3-Mediated Locomotor Recovery: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy Targeting Lumbar Neural Circuitry after Spinal Cord Injury, Neural Regeneration Research (2020) 15 (12), 2241

  • Han Qi, Ordaz D. Josue, Liu Naikui, Richardson Zoe, Wu Wei, Xia Yongzhi, Qu Wenrui, Wang Ying, Dai Heqiao, Zhang Yi Ping, Shields B Christopher, Smith M George, Xu Xiao-Ming*. Descending motor circuitry required for NT-3 mediated locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury in mice Descending motor circuitry required for NT-3 mediated locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury in mice, Nature Communications 10 (2019) 5815.

  • Han Qi, Cao Changshu, Ding Yuetong, So Kwok-Fai, Wu Wutian, Qu Yibo*, Zhou Libing*. Plasticity of motor network and function in the absence of corticospinal projection. Experimental Neurology 267 (2015) 194-208.