Associate Professor

Renzhi Han316 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Research interests: Muscle physiology and disease, molecular and cellular functions in the heart, muscular dystrophy


BS: Peking University, Beijing, China, 1998
PhD: University of Western Australia, Australia, 2003

Specialty training:
Post Doc Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2003-2007

Appointment: 2014

Personal Statement: My research interests are focused on muscle physiology, muscle degenerating diseases and the development of CRISPR technology in translational medicine. During the past seven years, since I led an independent research team in 2009, I am fortunate to have worked with many leading scientists in these fields, who brought complementary expertise to our effort of elucidating the pathophysiology of muscular dystrophy and developing novel therapeutic strategies. I am also lucky to have worked with a number of outstanding research fellows, students and technicians who are dedicated to the success of our research programs. I am delighted to be part of the Department of Surgery and the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University, where I have the opportunity to interact with many basic and clinician scientists in the field of muscle pathology. Moreover, I am very grateful to the funding agencies including the American Heart Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association and National Institutes of Health for their generous support in our research programs. I am highly committed to continuing my efforts of enhancing our understanding of muscular dystrophies, developing effective treatments for these devastating diseases and training the next generation of scientists.