MD: Peking University, Beijing, China
PhD: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Postdoctoral: University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (Molecular Cardiology), Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Molecular Cardiology)
Dr. Ting Zhao is a Professor of Surgery at Brown University. In addition to leading an independent NIH-funded laboratory, he also serves as the Divisional Director of Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery. He oversees the basic and translational research program and develops collaborative projects with an emphasis on the study of tissue injury, repair and signaling transduction.
The major focus of Dr. Zhao’s laboratory places an emphasis on the molecular mechanism(s) and translational implications of cardiovascular pathology, metabolic disorders, and tissue repair. His lab has a long-standing interest in defining histone deacetylases and acetylation/deacetylation as key epigenetic regulation in controlling heart injury, tissue repair, and stem cell-derived vascular lineage. Furthermore, we have also uncovered a novel mechanism of myokine involved in mediating diet-induced obesity and diabetic complications. His lab is currently developing a project with bioengineering tools to explore the signaling pathway implicated in trauma and translating this knowledge into therapeutic potential.