Prof. WeiJin Zang(Zang WJ)

 

 

 


Professor in Departmant of Pharmacology

Contact


Tel:
86-29-82655150
E-mail:
zwj@mail.xjtu.edu.cn
Address:
P.O. Box 77#,
Department of Pharmacology,
Xi’an Jiaotong University,

Health Science Center
710061, Xi’an, P.R. of China

Honors

 

l  CMB Distinguished Professorships (2009)

l  “Outstanding Contributions Specialist (Middle-aged)”, Ministry of Health, China (2006)

l  Teacher Moral Model, Shaanxi Provincial Education Union (2006)

l  Special Government Allowance, State Council, China (2004)

l  First Class Prize for Science and Technology, Shaanxi Provincial Government, China (2003)

l  “Outstanding Contributions Specialist”, Shaanxi Province, China (2003)

l  Tengfei (outstanding) Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2001)

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Education

 

·         1996—1997:     Postdoctoral Fellow in Departments of Physiology and Cardiology,

University of Maryland at Baltimore, BaltimoreUSA.

·         1995—1996:     Postdoctoral Fellow in Dept. Physiological Science.

University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

·         1990—1994:     Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physiology,

University of Leeds, England. (Supported by British Heart Foundation)

·           1990—1993     Department of Physiology, University of Leeds, England. Ph.D. (Physiology)

·           1982—1985     Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, P. R. China.   M. Sc. (Physiology)

·           1977—1982     Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, P. R. China.   Bachelor in Medicine

Working Experience

2008.6--2013

    Associate director, Medical center, Xian Jiaotong University

2004.1--2013

    Vice dean for teaching, School of Medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2007.6--2007.7

    Visiting Professor, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan

2005.8--2005.9

    Visiting Professor, Research Centre of Sainte Justine’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada

2000.5--2000.10

    Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, USA

1998.9--1999.4

    Visiting Professor, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS),  Japan

1997--present

    Professor in Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Xian Jiaotong University

1996--1997

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, USA

1995--1996

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, USA

1990--1994

    Postdoctoral researcher, University of Leeds, England

1989--1990

    Visiting scholar, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

1988--1989

    Lecturer in the Dept. of Electrophysiology, Xian Medical University

1985--1988

    Teaching assistant in the Dept. of Electrophysiology, Xian Medical University

Research Interests ; Teaching

 

 

 

Research Interests

  • Exploring the effective therapeutic strategies, including direct vagal activation (electrical vagal stimulation, ACh administration and ACh receptor activation), pharmacological modulation (adenosine, cholinesterase inhibitors, statins) and exercise.
  • Studying mechanisms underlying the protective effects of improved vagal activity against cardiovascular diseases.

Teaching

  • Undergraduate Teaching:      Pharmacology; Introduction to clinical medicine
  • Postgraduate Teaching:     Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Literature review writing
  • Teaching for foreign students:      Pharmacology; Introduction to biomedicine
  • Supervising graduate students and undergraduate experimental design