WEIQIANG ZHANG, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Pulmonology
 
Assistant Professor
Physiology

Office: 309R LE BONHEUR RESEARCH CENTER
50 NORTH DUNLAP STREET
MEMPHIS TN 381032893
Tel: (901) 287-5367
wzhang16@uthsc.edu

Education

  • PostDoc, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, biochemistry
  • Ph.D., University of Wales, Swansea. UK, Chemistry

Research Description

 RESEARCH SUPPORT

·         R01 HL123535                                                                    08/15/2014 – 06/30/2019

 Characterization of an inhibitory protein complex for cystic fibrosis therapy

 Role: PI 

Research Interest/Specialty

(1) To study the important roles of the CFTR-containing protein-protein interactions and macromolecular complexes in physiological and pathophysiological conditions; (2) exploration of new therapeutic strategies, targets, and agents to control or cure CFTR-related diseases including CF and secretory diarrheas, and other pulmonary diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); (3) translational/clinical studies on CF, including  clinical and molecular characterization of novel CFTR mutations and exploration of optimal therapy for patients with these mutations