Qing-Yu Zhang, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Qing-Yu Zhang, PhD and professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology—studies the function of intestinal P450 enzymes in drug metabolism and safety. Her research investigates the effects of physiological, pathological and environmental factors on drug bioavailability and chemical toxicity, providing strategies to improve therapeutics and prevent intestinal diseases. She is a member of the Southwest Envirnomental Health Sciences Center.

Zhang belongs to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics; American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Society of Toxicology. A reviewer of many academic publications, her awards include the Distinguished Research Award from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

PhD, Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1989
MS, Biochemistry, Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1984
BS, Biology, Fudan University (China), 1982

Areas of Research: 

Biochemistry and molecular biology
Drug metabolism and disposition
Inflammatory bowel disease
P450 enzymes
Pharmacology and toxicology

Types of Research: 
Laboratory-based Research