Dr Qiuping Zhang
Senior Research Fellow
Qiuping Zhang obtained her MBBS (Hons) in Medicine and MSc in Biochemistry from West China University of Medical Sciences (WCUMS). She began her career in cardiovascular research and teaching in the Department of Biochemistry, WCUMS and was then a visiting scientist in National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland. She received her PhD from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK, followed by postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK. In 2007, she moved to the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences, Faculty of Life Science and Medicine, King’s College London, and became an independent principal investigator to create her own research activities, focusing on defining the roles of the nesprin family and nuclear envelope LINC (linker of nucleoskeleton-and-cytoskeleton) complex in cardiomyocyte function and disease. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, and a member of the Biochemical Society, the British Society for Cardiovascular Research and the International Society for Heart Research European Section.