Kansas State University seeks PhD students with full awards

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: B.S./M.S.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Founded in 1863, Kansas State University (Kansas State University) is a world-renowned, century-old school and the first world-class public university in Kansas. The university is known throughout the United States for its engineering, aviation, architecture, food science, agronomy, veterinary medicine and other disciplines. Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a small town in the pleasant countryside of central Kansas in the United States, a college town with a strong campus atmosphere, affectionately known as the “Little Apple”. Manhattan was named the best place in the United States for young retirees by US Magazine and an All-American City in 1952, and for more than 150 years, Kansas State University has educated many of the world’s leaders and elite. There is a strong tradition of cultural exchange between Kansas State University and Chinese universities. Kansas State University has strong ties with Chinese universities and a tradition of cultural exchange. The university has a high level of cooperation and community among Chinese, making it one of the top choices for Chinese scholars to come to the United States to study, work and live.

Dr Huang Shijiao has extensive research experience. She graduated from the School of Life Sciences at Peking University under the supervision of Professor Zhang Chuanmao. After her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan in the School of Molecular and Cellular Sciences, the School of Physiology and the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, and was then appointed as a researcher. She has published high quality papers as first author in Nature Communications, Developmental Cell, Cell Reports, J. Cell. Sci, Front. Dr Shijiao Huang was nominated as an Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor at the University of Michigan for her extensive experience in mentoring undergraduate researchers.

Dr Shijiao Huang will join Kansas State University as an Assistant Professor in September 2023. The laboratory’s research focuses on cutting-edge issues in ageing and age-related diseases. Multidisciplinary strengths in neuroscience, cell biology and biochemistry are combined to advance the understanding of ageing and aging-related diseases. The primary research systems are nematodes (C. elegans) and cell culture. Aging is a very young field of science that has attracted much attention and is developing rapidly since the discovery of the first longevity gene three decades ago, and has enormous research potential.

 Available Subjects:

Details of specific research directions can be found on the lab’s website:


Eligibility criteria:

  • the role of the nervous system and body metabolism in ageing and age-related diseases
  • the role of neurotargeted drugs in anti-aging and treatment of age-related diseases
  • molecular mechanisms of anti-aging and treatment of age-related diseases in nematode and mammalian systems

Application Procedure:

You can also send an email to [email protected]. Please include your CV and indicate your understanding and interest in the scientific direction of the laboratory. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview as soon as possible.