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Professor JIANG, Haibo

Professor JIANG, Haibo

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) Ph.D. (Oxford) Postdoctoral (Oxford)

  • 3917 6076
  • Room 105, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

Research area:

  • Imaging
  • Metabolism
  • Cell biology
  • Chemical biology



54. Santucci P, Greenwood D, Fearns A, Chen K, Jiang H#, Gutierrez MG#. Intracellular localisation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis affects antibiotic efficacy. Nature Communications. 2021. 12:3816.

53. Weng N, Guagliardo P, Jiang H, Wang WX. NanoSIMS Imaging of Bioaccumulation and Subcellular Distribution of Manganese During Oyster Gametogenesis. Environmental Science & Technology. 55, 12, 8223-8235.

52. Ranieri A, Vezzelli M, Leslie KG, Huang S, Stagni S, Jacquemin D, Jiang H, Hubbard A, Rigamonti L, Watkin E, Ogden MI. Structure illumination microscopy imaging of lipid vesicles in live bacteria with naphthalimide-appended organometallic complexes. Analyst. 2021. 146, 3818-3822.

51. Cui M, Guo W, Xu H, Jiang JA, Chen L, Mitra S, Roqan IS, Jiang H, Li X, Ye J. Evidence of Carrier Localization in AlGaN/GaN‐Based UV Multiple Quantum Wells with Opposite Polarity Domains Provided by Nanoscale Imaging. Physica Status Solidi (RRL)–Rapid Research Letters. 2021, 2100035.

50. He C, Migawa MT, Chen K, Weston TA, Tanowitz M, Song W, Guagliardo P, Iyer KS, Bennett CF, Fong LG, Seth PP, Young SG, Jiang H. High-resolution visualization and quantification of nucleic acid–based therapeutics in cells and tissues using Nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS). Nucleic Acids Research, 2021, gkaa1112. (Breakthrough Article)

49. Fearns A, Greenwood DJ, Rodgers A, Jiang H#, Gutierrez MG#. Correlative light electron ion microscopy reveals in vivo localisation of bedaquiline in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected lungs. PLoS biology, 2020, 18, e3000879. (Cover image)

48. He C, Song W, Weston TA, Tran C, Kurtz I, Zuckerman JE, Guagliardo P, Miner JH, Ivanov SV, Bougoure J, Hudson BG, Colon S, Voziyan PA, Bhave G, Fong LG, Young SG, Jiang H. Peroxidasin-mediated bromine enrichment of basement membranes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, 117(27), pp.15827-15836.


47. Shao Z, Guagliardo P, Jiang H, Wang W. Intra-and intercellular silver nanoparticular translocation and transformation in oyster gill filaments: coupling nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry and dual stable isotope tracing study. Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 55,1:433-446.


46. Ferrari A, He C, Kennelly JP, Sandhu J, Xiao X, Chi X, Jiang H, Young SG and Tontonoz P. Aster proteins regulate the accessible cholesterol pool in the plasma membrane. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2020, 40:e00255-20.


45. Zhang L, Jiang H, and Wang WX. Subcellular Imaging of Localization and Transformation of Silver Nanoparticles in the Oyster Larvae. Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 54(18), pp.11434-11442.


44. He C, Jiang H, Song W, Riezman H, Tontonoz P, Weston TA, Guagliardo P, Kim PH, Jung R, Heizer P and Fong LG. Cultured macrophages transfer surplus cholesterol into adjacent cells in the absence of serum or high-density lipoproteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, 117(19), pp.10476-10483. 

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Westerterp M and Tall AR. A new pathway of macrophage cholesterol efflux. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, 117(22), pp.11853-11855.

43. Jiang H, He C, Fong LG and Young SG. The fatty acids from LPL-mediated processing of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins are taken up rapidly by cardiomyocytes. Journal of Lipid Research, 2020, pp.jlr-ILR120000783.


42. Tong KC, Lok CN, Wan PK, Hu D, Fung YME, Huang S, Jiang H, Che CM. An Anti-Cancer Gold(III)-Activated Porphyrin Scaffold that Covalently Modifies Protein Cysteine Thiols. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, 117(3), pp.1321-1329.


41. Hartnell D, Andrews W, Smith NM, Jiang H, McAllum EJ, Rajan R, Colbourne F, Fitzgerald M, Lam V, Takechi R, Pushie MJ, Kelly ME, Hackett MJ. 2019. A review of ex vivo elemental mapping methods to directly image changes in the homeostasis of diffusible ions (Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Cl-) within brain tissue. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2019, 13:1415.


40. Weng N, Jiang H, Wang WX. Novel Insights into the Role of Copper in Critical Life Stages of Oysters Revealed by High-Resolution NanoSIMS Imaging. Environmental Science and Technology, 2019, 53(24), 14724-14733.


39. Pytowski L, Drozdz MM, Jiang H, Hernandez Z, Kumar K, Knott E, Vaux DJ. Nucleoplasmic reticulum formation in human endometrial cells is steroid hormone responsive and recruits nascent components. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2019, 20, 23, 5839.


38. Hu X, Matsumoto K, Jung RS, Weston TA, Heizer PJ, He C, Sandoval NP, Allan CM, Tu Y, Vinters HV, Liau LM, Ellison RM, Morales JE, Baufeld LJ, Bayley NA, He L, Betsholtz C, Beigneux AP, Nathanson DA, Gerhardt H, Young SG, Fong LG, Jiang H. GPIHBP1 expression in gliomas promotes utilization of lipoprotein-derived nutrients. eLife, 2019, 8:e47178.


37. Greenwood DJ, Santos MSD, Huang S, Russell MRG, Collinson LM, MacRae JI, West A, Jiang H#, Gutierrez MG#. Subcellular antibiotic visualization reveals a dynamic drug reservoir in infected macrophages. Science, 2019, 28;364(6447):1279-82.

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Smith TC, Aldridge BB. Targeting drugs for tuberculosis Science. Science, 2019, 364(6447), 1234-1235. 

Walther TC, and Farese RV. Un-phased: Lipid Droplets Modulate the Bioavailability of Antibiotics. Developmental cell, 2019 50(5), 530-532.


36. Hu X, Weston TA, He C, Jung RS, Heizer PJ, Young BD, Tu Y, Tontonoz P, Wohlschlegel JA, Jiang H, Young SG and Loren Fong. Release of cholesterol-rich particles from the macrophage plasma membrane during movement of filopodia and lamellipodia. eLife, 2019, 8:e50231


35. Hu D, Yang C, Lok CN, Xing F, Lee PY, Fung YME, Jiang H, Che CM. An Antitumor Bis(N‐Heterocyclic Carbene)Platinum(II) Complex That Engages Asparagine Synthetase as an Anticancer Target. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 10914.


34. Young SG, Fong LG, Beigneux AP, Allan CM, He C, Jiang H, Nakajima K, Meiyappan M, Birrane G, Ploug M. GPIHBP1 and Lipoprotein Lipase, Partners in Plasma Triglyceride Metabolism. Cell Metabolism, 2019, 2;30(1):51-65.


33. W. Guo, S. Mitra, J. Jiang, H. Xu, M. Sheikhi, H. Sun, K. Tian, Z. Zhang, H. Jiang, I. Roqan, X. Li, and J. Ye. Three-dimensional band diagram in lateral polarity junction III-nitride heterostructures. Optica, 2019, 6, 1058-1062.


32. Olivé M, Engvall M, Ravenscroft G, Cabrera-Serrano M, Jiao H, Bortolotti CA, Pignataro M, Lambrughi M, Jiang H, Forrest ARR, Benseny-Cases N, Hofbauer S, Obinger C, Battistuzzi G, Bellei M, Borsari M, Rocco GD, Cladera J, Lagerstedt-Robinson K, Xiang F, Wredenberg A, Miralles F, Baiges JJ, Edoardo Malfatti E, Romero NB, Streichenberger N, Vial C, KG, Straathof CSM, Goris A, Freyer C, Lammens M, Bassez G, Kere J, Clemente P, Sejersen T, Udd B, Vidal N, Ferrer I, Edström L, Wedell A, Laing NG. MB mutation impairs oxygen binding and causes myoglobinopathy, an adult-onset autosomal dominant myopathy with characteristic sarcoplasmic inclusions. Nature Communications, 2019, 10(1), p.1396.


31. Marsh JM, Huang S, Whitaker S, Guagliardo P, Lucas R, Arca HC and Jiang H. High-resolution visualization of small molecule penetration in hair using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2019, 174, pp.563-568.

30. He C, Weston TA, Jung RS, Heizer P, Larsson M, Hu X, Allan CM, Tontonoz P, Reue K, Beigneux AP, Ploug M, Holme A, Kilburn M, Guagliardo P, Fong LG, Young SG and Jiang H. Nano-SIMS analysis of intravascular lipolysis and lipid movement across capillaries and into cardiomyocytes. Cell Metabolism, 2018, 1;27(5):1055-66.

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Eriksson U and Falkevall A. Visualizing Fatty Acid Flux. Cell Metabolism, 2018, 27(6), 1161-1162.


29. He C, Hu X, Weston T, Jung RS, Ellison R, Matsumoto K, Gehardt H, Tontonoz P, Fong LG, Young SG and Jiang H. NanoSIMS imaging reveals unexpected heterogeneity in nutrient uptake by brown adipocytes. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2018, 504(4), pp.899-902.


28. He C, Hu X, Weston T, Jung RS, Sandhu J, Huang S, Heizer P, Kim J, Ellison R, Xu J, Kilburn M, Bensinger SJ, Riezman H, Tontonoz P, Fong LG, Jiang H and Young SG. Macrophages release plasma membrane-derived particles rich in accessible cholesterol. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018, p.201810724.

27. Sandhu J, Li S, Fairall L, Pfisterer SG, Gurnett JE, Xiao X, Weston TA, Vashi D, Ferrari A, Jose L. Orozco, Hartman CL, Strugatsky D, Lee SD, He C, Hong C, Jiang H, Bentolila LA, Gatta AT, Levin TP, Ferng A, Lee R, Ford DA, Young SG, Ikonen E, Schwabe JWR and Tontonoz P. Aster proteins facilitate nonvesicular plasma membrane to ER cholesterol transport in mammalian cells. Cell, 2018, 175(2), pp.514-529.

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Kutyavin VI and Chawla A. Aster: A new star in cholesterol trafficking. Cell, 2018, 175(2), pp.307-309.


26. Ho D, Kretzmanna JA, Norreta M, Toshniwal P, Veder J, Jiang H, Guagliardo P, Munshi AM, Chawla R, Evans CW, Clemons T, Nguyen M, Kretzmann AL, Blythe AJ, Saundersa M, Archer M, Fitzgerald M, Keelan JA, Bond CS, Kilburn MR, Hurley LH, Smith NM, and Iyer KS. Intracellular speciation of gold nanorods alters the conformational dynamics of genomic DNA. Nature Nanotechnology, 2018, 13(12), pp.1148.

25. Giacci MK, Bartlett CA, Smith NM, Iyer KS, Toomey LM, Jiang H, Guagliardo P, Kilburn MR, Fitzgerald. Oligodendroglia are particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage after neurotrauma in vivo. Journal of Neuroscience, 2018, 38(29), pp.6491-6504.

24. Hayouka Z, Bella A, Stern T, Ray S, Jiang H, Grovenor CRM and Ryadnov MG. 2017. Binary Encoding of Random Peptide Sequences for Selective and Differential Antimicrobial Mechanisms. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56(28), pp.8099-8103. 


23. Blamey F, McKenna BA, Li C, Cheng M, Tang C, Jiang H, Howard DL, Paterson DJ, Kappen P, Wang P, Menzies NW. Manganese distribution and speciation help to explain the effects of silicate and phosphate on manganese toxicity in four crop species. New Phytologist, 2018, 217(3):1146-60.


22. Weng N, Jiang H, Wang WX. In Situ Subcellular Imaging of Copper and Zinc in Contaminated Oysters Revealed by Nanoscale Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Science and Technology. 2017, 51(24):14426-35.


21. He C, Hu X, Jung, RS, Weston TA, Sandoval NP, Tontonoz P, Kilburn MR, Fong LG, Young SG and Jiang H. High-resolution imaging and quantification of plasma membrane cholesterol by NanoSIMS. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017, p.201621432.


20. Sekine R, Moore KL, Matzke M, Vallotton, P, Jiang H, Hughes GM, Kirby JK, Donner E, Grovenor CR, Svendsen C, and Lombi E. Complementary Imaging of Silver Nanoparticle Interactions with Green Algae: Dark-Field Microscopy, Electron Microscopy and Nanoscale Secondary-Ion Mass Spectrometry. ACS Nano. 2017, 11(11), pp.10894-10902.


19. He C, Hu X, Jung, RS, Larsson M, Tu Y, Duarte-Vogel S, Kim P, Sandoval NP, Price TR, Allan CM, Raney B, Jiang H, Bensadoun A, Walzem R, Kuo R, Beigneux AP, Fong LG, Young SG. Lipoprotein lipase reaches the capillary lumen in chickens despite an apparent absence of GPIHBP1. JCI insight, 2017, 2(20).


18. Drozdz MM, Jiang H, Pytowski L, Grovenor C and Vaux DJ. Formation of a nucleoplasmic reticulum requires de novo assembly of nascent phospholipids and shows preferential incorporation of nascent lamins. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7(1), p.7454.


17. Jiang H, Passarelli M, Munro PM, Kilburn MR, West A, Dollery C, Gilmore I, Rakowska PD. High-resolution sub-cellular imaging by correlative NanoSIMS and electron microscopy of amiodarone internalisation by lung macrophages as the evidence for drug-induced phospholipidosis. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 1506 - 1509.


16. Pyne A, Pfeil MP, Bennett I, Ravi J, Iavicoli P, Lamarre B, Roethke A, Ray S, Jiang H, Bella A, Reisinger B, Daniel Yin, Benjamin Little, Juan C Muñoz-García, Eleonora Cerasoli, Peter J Judge, Nilofar Faruqui, Luigi Calzolai, Andre Henrion, Glenn JM, Grovenor CRM, Jason C, Hoogenboom BW, Watts A, Ryadnov MG. Engineering monolayer poration for rapid exfoliation of microbial membranes. Chemical Science, 2017,8, 1105-1115


15. Kumar N, Drozdz M, Jiang H, Santos D, Vaux D. Nanoscale mapping of newly-synthesised phospholipid molecules in a biological cell using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 2451-2454.


14. Jiang H, Kilburn MR, Decelle J and Musat N. NanoSIMS chemical imaging combined with correlative microscopy for biological sample analysis. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2016, 41: 130-135.


13. He C, Fong LG, Young SG and Jiang H. NanoSIMS imaging: an approach for visualizing and quantifying lipids in cells and tissues. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2016, jim-2016-000239.


12. Fong LG, Young SG, Beigneux AP, Bensadoun A, Oberer M, Jiang H and Ploug M. GPIHBP1 and Plasma Triglyceride Metabolism. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2016, 27:7, 455-469.


11. Neo DCJ, N Zhang, Y Tazawa, H Jiang, GM Hughes, CR Grovenor, HE Assender and AA Watt. P3HT as a Hole Transport Layer for Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2016, 8, 19, 12101-12108.


10. Hickman-Lewis K, Garwood RJ, Brasier MD, Goral T, Jiang H, McLoughlin N, and Wacey D. Carbonaceous microstructures from sedimentary laminated chert within the 3.46 Ga Apex Basalt, Chinaman Creek locality, Pilbara, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, 2016, 278: 161-178.


9. Bai M, Jiang H, Chen Y, Chen Y, Grovenor C, Zhao X and Xiao P. Migration of sulphur in thermal barrier coatings during heat treatment. Materials and Design, 2016, 97: 364-371.

8. Jiang H, Goulbourne CN, Tatar A, Turlo K, Wu D, Beigneux AP, Grovenor CR, Fong LG and Young SG. High-resolution imaging of dietary lipids in cells and tissues by NanoSIMS analysis. Journal of Lipid Research, 2014, 55(10): 2156-2166.


7. Jiang H, Favaro E, Goulbourne C, Rakowska P, Hughes G, Ryadnov M, Fong L, Young S, D. Ferguson and A. Harris. Stable isotope imaging of biological samples with high resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry and complementary techniques. Methods, 2014, 68(2): 317-324.


6. Goulbourne CN, Gin P, Tatar A, Nobumori C, Hoenger A, Jiang H, Grovenor CR, Adeyo O, Esko JD and Goldber IJ. The GPIHBP1–LPL complex is responsible for the margination of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in capillaries. Cell Metabolism, 2014, 19(5): 849-860.


5. Baboo S, Bhushan B, Jiang H, Grovenor CR, Pierre P, Davis BG and Cook PR. Most human proteins made in both nucleus and cytoplasm turn over within minutes. PloS one, 2014, 9(6): e99346.


4. Rakowska PD, Jiang H, Ray S, Pyne A, Lamarre B, Carr M, Judge PJ, Ravi J, Gerling UI and Koksch B. Nanoscale imaging reveals laterally expanding antimicrobial pores in lipid bilayers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013, 110(22): 8918-8923.


3. Liu X, SZhu S, Jiang H, Zhou G, Chen Z and Zhang D. Sonochemical replication of chloroplast with titania for light harvesting. Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 2011, 18(5): 1043-1047.


2. Zhu S, Zhang D, Chen Z, Zhou G, Jiang H and Li J. Sonochemical fabrication of morpho-genetic TiO2 with hierarchical structures for photocatalyst. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2010, 12(7): 2445-2456.


1. Zhu S, Zhang D, Chen Z, Gu J, Li W, Jiang H and Zhou G. A simple and effective approach towards biomimetic replication of photonic structures from butterfly wings. Nanotechnology, 2009, 20(31): 315303.