Dr. Yuhao Ren


Ph.D. 2005 King`s College London
M.S. 2000 Nanjing Agricultural University
B.S. 1994 University of Zhengzhou

  Professional & Experience

2009-Present Research Chemist, Walker Cancer Research Institute
2006-2009 Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Research scientist, Montana State University
1994-1997 R&D Scientist, Sanye Pharmaceuticals


2005 Top Prize SIMFONEC LEAP Business Plan Competition (UK)
2001 Overseas Research Scholarships Awards (UK)
2000 Top Prize IMAS Nanjing Agricultural University (China)


Gary Strobel, Yuhao Ren and David Teplow Endophytic fungi from Pteromischum sp. Plant, compounds and methods of use (WO/2009/061950)

  Recent Publications

Ren Y, Houghton, P. J., Hider, R. C., Howes, M. J. R. Novel diterpenoid acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from Salvia miltiorhiza. Planta Medica, 2004, 70, 201-204

Ren Y, Houghton, P. J., Hider, R. C. Relevant activities of extracts and constituents of animals used in traditional Chinese medicine for central nervous system effects associated with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2006, 58, 989-996

Ren Y, Strobel GA., Graff JC, Jutila M, Park SG, Gosh S, Teplow D, Condron M, Pang E, Hess WM, Moore E. Colutellin A, an immunosuppressive peptide from Colletotrichum dematium. Microbiology, 2008, 154, 1973-9

Ren Y, Strobel G, Sears J, Park M.Geobacillus sp., a Thermophilic Soil Bacterium Producing Volatile Antibiotics. Microb Ecol. 2010, 60,130-136

Houghton, P. J., Ren Y, Hider, Howes, M. J. R. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from plants and fungi. Natural Product Reports 2006, 23:22, 181-199

Kharwar RN, Verma VC, Kumar A, Gond SK, Harper JK, Hess WM, Lobkovosky E, Ma C, Ren Y, Strobel GA. Javanicin, an Antibacterial Naphthaquinone from an Endophytic Fungus of Neem, Chloridium sp. Current Microbiology, 2009, 58, 233-238

Strobel GA, Knighton B, Kluck K, Ren Y, Livinghouse T, Griffin M, Spakowicz D, Sears J. The production of mycodiesel hydrocarbons and their derivatives by the endophytic fungus Gliocladium roseum. Microbiology, 2008, 154, 3319-28

Houghton, P.J. and Ren, Y. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity in extracts and compounds from flowering plants. In Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants 13 Eds JN Govil, VK Singh and C Arunachalam. Studium Press, Houston,TX, USA. 2006, 221-240.

 Main skills:
Chemistry: extraction, isolation, structural determination and modification
(Open column, HPLC, TLC, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS, VIS-UV, MS, NMR….)