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Dr Jun Wei

Senior Researcher and Reader in Genetics

Dr Jun Wei, Senior Researcher and Reader in Genetics, has mainly focused on investigating the pathophysiology and immunogenetic mechanism of human diseases in the past 26 years and published over 60 papers in internationally reviewed journals.

Jun received Medical Doctor Qualification from the Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences (NBUMS), China, in 1980, an MSc in Medicine from Harbin Medical University, China, in 1983, and a PhD in Medicine from the NBUMS in 1988. Jun joined the Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain, Bangor, in 1990 to work as a senior medical scientist on neurochemistry, immunology and genetics in schizophrenia.

Jun moved to Inverness to take a Readership with UHI in 2006. Jun’s current research interest is investigating the immuno-genetic mechanism of inflammation-related diseases, including schizophrenia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Jun has developed several collaborations with universities in Scotland and some in China, as well as holding a Visiting Professorship with Jilin University and Peking Union Medical College in China.

Contact details

d: +44 (0)1463 279563
jun.wei@uhi.ac.uk