PHYSIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS

Lu Zhang

 
Lu Zhang

Hometown

Tianjin, China


Education

BA, Biological Science

Nankai University - Nankai, Tianjin, China


Lab Association

Muhammad Abdul-ghani, M.D., Ph.D. and Ralph A. Defronzo, M.D.


Hobbies and Interests

Cooking, Reading, Cats, Travelling and Research, of course


Research

Lu’s work is focusing on the pathogenesis and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Specifically, she studies molecular signaling and potentially therapeutic role of the new discovered hormone, betatrophin which was showed to play an important role in regulating pancreatic beta cells proliferation and triglyceride synthesis. The projects are being explored by employing cell culture, animal experiments and clinical procedures.