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LONG Lingyun


Professor, Principal Investigator

Laboratory of T Cell Immunity and Diseases Control

Email: lylong@sinh.ac.cn

Tel: 86-21-54920721

Research Areas:
Our laboratory utilize multiple systems biology approaches, such as CRISPR screening and single cell RNA sequencing, regular biochemistry methods, mouse disease models and clinical samples to study the regulation of T cell differentiation and function under pathological conditions such as cancer, autoimmune disease, allergic inflammation and metabolic disorders. The final aims of our research are to identify new therapeutic targets and develop novel intervention strategies for disease control.

Brief Biography:
2022.09-Present: Professor, Principal Investigator, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, CAS, Shanghai, China
2022.01-2022.08: Senior Scientist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
2014.12-2022.01: Postdoctoral Research Associated, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
2013.08-2014.07: Research Assistant, Shanghai Institute for Nutritional Sciences, SIBS, CAS, Shanghai, China
2006.09-2013.07: Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CAS, Shanghai, China
2002.09-2006.06: B.S. in Biotechnology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Selected Publications: (# First author, * Corresponding author)

  1. Long, L.#, Wei, J., Lim, S. A., Raynor, J. L., Shi, H., Connelly, J. P., Wang, H., Guy, C., Xie, B., Chapman, N. M., Fu, G., Wang, Y., Huang, H., Su, W., Saravia, J., Risch, I., Wang, Y. D., Li, Y., Niu, M., Dhungana, Y., Kc, A., Zhou, P., Vogel, P., Yu, J., Pruett-Miller, S. M., Peng, J., and Chi, H*. (2021) CRISPR screens unveil signal hubs for nutrient licensing of T cell immunity. Nature 600, 308-313.
  2. Wei, J.#, Long, L.#, Zheng W., Dhungana, Y., Lim, S. A., Guy, C., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Qian, C., Xu, B., Kc, A., Saravia, J., Huang, H., Yu, J., Doench, J. G., Geiger, T. L., Chi, H*. (2019) Targeting Regnase-1 programs long-lived effector T cells for cancer therapy. Nature (# co-first author), 576(7787): 471-476.
  3. Long, L.#, Deng, Y., Yao, F., Guan, D., Feng, Y., Jiang, H., Li, X., Hu, P., Lu, X., Wang, H., Li, J., Gao, X., and Xie, D*. (2014) Recruitment of phosphatase PP2A by RACK1 adaptor protein deactivates transcription factor IRF3 and limits type I interferon signaling. Immunity 40, 515-529.
  4. Huang, H., Zhou, P., Wei, J., Long, L., Shi, H., Dhungana, Y., Chapman, N. M., Fu, G., Saravia, J., Raynor, J. L., Liu, S., Palacios, G., Wang, Y. D., Qian, C., Yu, J., and Chi, H*. (2021) In vivo CRISPR screening reveals nutrient signaling processes underpinning CD8(+) T cell fate decisions. Cell 184, 1245-1261 e1221.
  5. Fu, G., Guy, C. S., Chapman, N. M., Palacios, G., Wei, J., Zhou, P., Long, L., Wang, Y. D., Qian, C., Dhungana, Y., Huang, H., Kc, A., Shi, H., Rankin, S., Brown, S. A., Johnson, A., Wakefield, R., Robinson, C. G., Liu, X., Sheyn, A., Yu, J., Jackowski, S., and Chi, H*. (2021) Metabolic control of TFH cells and humoral immunity by phosphatidylethanolamine. Nature 595, 724-729.
  6. Lim, S. A., Wei, J., Nguyen, T. M., Shi, H., Su, W., Palacios, G., Dhungana, Y., Chapman, N. M., Long, L., Saravia, J., Vogel, P., and Chi, H*. (2021) Lipid signalling enforces functional specialization of Treg cells in tumours. Nature 591, 306-311.
  7. Zheng, W., Wei, J., Zebley, C., Jones, Long, L., Dhungana, Y., Wang, Y. D., Mavuluri, J., Long, L., Fan, Y., Youngblood, B., Chi, H., and Geiger, T. L*. (2021) Regnase-1 suppresses TCF-1+ precursor exhausted T cell formation to limit CAR T cell responses against ALL. Blood 138(2):122-135.
  8. Su, W., Chapman, N. M., Wei, J., Zeng, H., Dhungana, Y., Shi, H., Saravia, J., Zhou, P., Long, L., Rankin, S., Kc, A., Vogel, P., and Chi, H*. (2020) Protein Prenylation Drives Discrete Signaling Programs for the Differentiation and Maintenance of Effector Treg Cells. Cell Metab 32, 996-1011 e1017.
  9. Huang, H., Long, L., Zhou, P., Chapman, N. M., and Chi, H*. (2020) mTOR signaling at the crossroads of environmental signals and T-cell fate decisions. Immunol Rev 295, 15-38.
  10. Shi, H., Chapman, N. M., Wen, J., Guy, C., Long, L., Dhungana, Y., Rankin, S., Pelletier, S., Vogel, P., Wang, H., Peng, J., Guan, K. L., and Chi, H*. (2019) Amino Acids License Kinase mTORC1 Activity and Treg Cell Function via Small G Proteins Rag and Rheb. Immunity 51, 1012-1027 e1017.
  11. Wang, Y., Du, X., Wei, J., Long, L., Tan, H., Guy, C., Dhungana, Y., Qian, C., Neale, G., Fu, Y. X., Yu, J., Peng, J., and Chi, H*. (2019) LKB1 orchestrates dendritic cell metabolic quiescence and anti-tumor immunity. Cell Res 29, 391-405.
  12. Yang, K., Blanco, D. B., Neale, G., Vogel, P., Avila, J., Clish, C. B., Wu, C., Shrestha, S., Rankin, S., Long, L., Kc, A., and Chi, H*. (2017) Homeostatic control of metabolic and functional fitness of Treg cells by LKB1 signalling. Nature 548, 602-606.
  13. Karmaus, P. W. F., Herrada, A. A., Guy, C., Neale, G., Dhungana, Y., Long, L., Vogel, P., Avila, J., Clish, C. B., and Chi, H*. (2017) Critical roles of mTORC1 signaling and metabolic reprogramming for M-CSF-mediated myelopoiesis. J Exp Med 214, 2629-2647.
  14. Li, J. J., Sun, Z. J., Yuan, Y. M., Yin, F. F., Bian, Y. G., Long, L. Y., Zhang, X. L., and Xie, D. (2017) EphB3 Stimulates Cell Migration and Metastasis in a Kinase-dependent Manner through Vav2-Rho GTPase Axis in Papillary Thyroid Cancer. J Biol Chem 292, 1112-1121.
  15. Wei, J., Long, L., Yang, K., Guy, C., Shrestha, S., Chen, Z., Wu, C., Vogel, P., Neale, G., Green, D. R., and Chi, H*. (2016) Autophagy enforces functional integrity of regulatory T cells by coupling environmental cues and metabolic homeostasis. Nat Immunol 17, 277-285.
  16. Bao, W. D., Fan, Y., Deng, Y. Z., Long, L. Y., Wang, J. J., Guan, D. X., Qian, Z. Y., An, P., Feng, Y. Y., He, Z. Y., Wang, X. F., Phillip Koeffler, H., Hu, R., Wang, J., Wang, X., Wang, F., Li, J. J., and Xie, D*. (2016) Iron overload in hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 induces liver injury through the Sp1/Tfr2/hepcidin axis. J Hepatol 65, 137-145.
  17. Guan, D. X., Shi, J., Zhang, Y., Zhao, J. S., Long, L. Y., Chen, T. W., Zhang, E. B., Feng, Y. Y., Bao, W. D., Deng, Y. Z., Qiu, L., Zhang, X. L., Koeffler, H. P., Cheng, S. Q., Li, J. J., and Xie, D*. (2015) Sorafenib enriches epithelial cell adhesion molecule-positive tumor initiating cells and exacerbates a subtype of hepatocellular carcinoma through TSC2-AKT cascade. Hepatology 62, 1791-1803.
  18. Yao, F., Long, L. Y., Deng, Y. Z., Feng, Y. Y., Ying, G. Y., Bao, W. D., Li, G., Guan, D. X., Zhu, Y. Q., Li, J. J., and Xie, D*. (2014) RACK1 modulates NF-kappaB activation by interfering with the interaction between TRAF2 and the IKK complex. Cell Res 24, 359-371.
  19. Deng, Y. Z., Yao, F., Li, J. J., Mao, Z. F., Hu, P. T., Long, L. Y., Li, G., Ji, X. D., Shi, S., Guan, D. X., Feng, Y. Y., Cui, L., Li, D. S., Liu, Y., Du, X., Guo, M. Z., Xu, L. Y., Li, E. M., Wang, H. Y., and Xie, D*. (2012) RACK1 suppresses gastric tumorigenesis by stabilizing the beta-catenin destruction complex. Gastroenterology 142, 812-823 e815.