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Huifang Xu

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Ph.D. Candidate

Diet substantially impacts human health. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are dietary fats that affect various physiological processes and have been related to many health conditions, including brain disorders. My research employs genomic data to investigate the genetic architecture of PUFAs and their health impact on brain disorders. Specifically, I aim to identify genetic variants that influence circulating PUFA levels and determine whether environmental factors, such as sex and diet, modify these genetic effects. Additionally, I will investigate the roles of PUFAs in brain disorders by exploring shared genetic components between PUFAs and brain disorders. These findings can improve personalized nutrition and precision medicine by tailoring dietary recommendations to optimize health and prevent diseases.


M.S. in Genomics (2020) University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

B.S. in Forestry (2017) Nanjing Forestry University

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