Dr Min Zhang
Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Biology
Min Zhang is a graduate of Xinxiang Medical University in China and obtained his MD and PhD from Peking University Health Science Centre in 2002. He undertook his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Ajay Shah, King's College London British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence from 2002 to 2011. He is now a BHF Specialist Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Biology. Dr. Zhang’s research mainly focuses on elucidating the roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the process of diverse cardiovascular diseases, particularly the distinct contributions of different isoforms of NADPH oxidases (NOX) mainly Nox2 and Nox4 to the components of cardiac hypertrophy, remodeling and heart failure in pathologies. He is also interested in ROS-mediated cardiac adaptation in physiological situation such as exercise. His studies have employed a wide range of techniques from molecular and cell biology, tissue culture to in vivo physiology, to investigate mechanisms underlying the adaptive and maladaptive changes during the development of various cardiovascular diseases and how these may be translated for potential therapeutic benefit. His main findings have been published in journals including JACC, Circulation, Circ Res, PNAS, EMBO J, JCI Insight etc.