Fu Yang
Assistant Professor


Dr. Fu, Assistant Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Research Team Leader, Southern University of Science and Technology. Dr. Fu has been engaged in research on intestinal pathogens and symbiotic bacteria for a long time before returning to China. He has achieved a series of landmarks around the pathogenesis of intestinal bacteria, bacterial secretion system, mechanism of interaction between bacteria in the host, and host immune activation. Results. In recent years, he has published 10 research papers in well-known journals such as Cell Host & Microbe, Science Translational Medicine, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Journal of Immunology, and has served as a reviewer for many well-known journals for a long time.



1、Intestinal pathogens and symbiotic bacteria,

2、The new mechanism of pathogenicity of intestinal bacteria

3、The in vivo function and transformation of bacterial secretion system, the mechanism of interaction between bacteria in the host, and the activation of host immune system.



1、Medical Microbiology

2、Medical Microbiology Laboratory


Academic tenure

1、magazine editor of Bio-Protocol



1、Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

2、Overseas High-Caliber Personnel (Level-C) in Shenzhen


Educational experience

1、2001/09-2005/06  Bachelor ,Jiangnan University

2、2006/09-2013/06  Doctor , Nankai University

3、2009/09-2013/05  Joint Doctor of Education ,Harvard University


Work experience

1、2005/07-2006/08  Technician, Nankai University

2、2008/06-2009/01  Visiting Scholar , School of Public Health,Harvard University

3、2013/07-2018/06  Postdoctoral researcher , School of Medicine,Harvard University

4、2018/07-2019/06  Assistant researcher, School of Medicine,Harvard University

5、2019.06 to today,assistant professor / PhD Tutor, Southern University of Science and Technology


Representative papers

1. Fu Y, Ho BT, & Mekalanos JJ (2018) Tracking Vibrio cholerae Cell-Cell Interactions during Infection Reveals Bacterial Population Dynamics within Intestinal Microenvironments. Cell host & microbe 23(2):274-281 e272.
(IF: 17.87, Ranked 1st in Microbiology, Cell Press Sub-Publication)
2. Ho BT*, Fu Y*, Dong TG, & Mekalanos JJ (2017) Vibrio cholerae type 6 secretion system effector trafficking in target bacterial cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(35):9427-9432.
(IF: 9.5, Ranked 3rd in Life Science, Health & Medical Sciences) * Co-First Authors
3. Fu Y# & Mekalanos JJ# (2014) Infant Rabbit Colonization Competition Assays. Bio Protoc 4(11). # Co-Corresponding Authors
4. Fu Y, Waldor MK, & Mekalanos JJ (2013) Tn-Seq analysis of Vibrio cholerae intestinal colonization reveals a role for T6SS-mediated antibacterial activity in the host. Cell host & microbe 14(6):652-663.
(IF: 17.87, Ranked 1st in Microbiology, Cell Press Sub-Publication, Cited By 125)
5. Cai, Q., D. Huang, P. Ou, H. Yu, Z. Zhu, Z. Xia, Y. Su, Z. Ma, Y. Zhang, Z. Li, Q. He, L. Liu, Y. Fu# and J. Chen (2020). "COVID-19 in a designated infectious diseases hospital outside Hubei Province, China." Allergy. (IF: 6.771)
# Co-corresponding author
6. Zhao, J., Q. Yuan, H. Wang, W. Liu, X. Liao, Y. Su, X. Wang, J. Yuan, T. Li, J. Li, S. Qian, C. Hong, F. Wang, Y. Liu, Z. Wang, Q. He, Z. Li, B. He, T. Zhang, Y. Fu, S. Ge, L. Liu, J. Zhang, N. Xia and Z. Zhang (2020). "Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in patients of novel coronavirus disease 2019." Clin Infect Dis.
7. Sanchez-Larrayoz AF, Elhosseiny, NM, Chevrette MG, Fu Y, Giunta P, Spallanzani RG, Ravi K, Pier GB, Lory S, and Maira-Litran T (2017) Complexity of Complement Resistance Factors Expressed by Acinetobacter baumannii Needed for Survival in Human Serum. J Immunol 199, 2803-2814. (IF: 4.54, Ranked 6th in Immunology)
8. Roux, D, Danilchanka, O, Guillard, T, Cattoir, V, Aschard, H, Fu, Y, Angoulvant, F, Messika, J, Ricard, JD, Mekalanos, JJ, et al. (2015). Fitness cost of antibiotic susceptibility during bacterial infection. Sci Transl Med 7, 297ra114. (IF: 16.71, Ranked 10th in Health & Medical Sciences [general], Science Sub-Publication, Cited By 63)
9. Altindis E, Fu Y, & Mekalanos JJ (2014) Proteomic analysis of Vibrio cholerae outer membrane vesicles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111(15): E1548-1556. (IF: 9.5, Ranked 3rd in Life Science, Health & Medical Sciences [general], Cited by 74)
10. Liao Q, Strong A. J, Liu Y, Meng P, Fu Y, Touzjian N, Shao Y, Zhao Z, Lu Y (2012) HIV vaccine candidates generate in vitro T cell response to putative epitopes in Chinese-origin rhesus macaques. Vaccine. 30(9): 1601-1608. (IF: 3.3, Ranked 3rd in Virology)