Yingying Chen has completed her bachelor degree at the age of 23 years from Henan University of TCM and fortunately became a candidate in the Master-PhD program of China pharmaceutical University in September 2013. Her research focuses on obesity and other metabolic diseases.


N-truncated form of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1α(NT-PGC-1α) is a novel truncated form of PGC-1α and contains core functional areas of PGC-1α. NT-PGC-1α had become a new target for obesity treatment which plays an important role in compensation and substitution of PGC-1α. Fangfengtongsheng (FFTS) pill is a traditional Chinese medicine which has anti-obesity effect and is composed of seventeen strains of herbs. However, the mechanism is not clear.