Huiliang Zhang, Ph.D.

Huiliang Zhang, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang was recruited from the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He was awarded his doctorate in biophysics from Peking University before embarking on research as a postdoctoral fellow and Instructor at UW.

Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on cardiac dysfunction in the aging heart with an emphasis on the pathogenic role of elevated proton leak from mitochondria. He explores the strategies of restoring mitochondrial function and stem cell therapies to reverse cardiac dysfunction in preclinical models of aging. Dr. Zhang is the principal investigator of an American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award and is an AHA study section member. He has more than 30 original publications and has won several national trainee and junior faculty awards.