Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Youyang Zhao, Ph.D., is William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Program for Lung and Vascular Biology at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), and Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and member of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Dr. Zhao joined Lurie Children’s ...[Read full text]
Youyang Zhao, Ph.D., is William G. Swartchild, Jr. Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Program for Lung and Vascular Biology at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), and Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and member of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Dr. Zhao joined Lurie Children’s in July 2017 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he started with Assistant Professor in 2003 and became full Professor of Pharmacology in 2015. Prior to his tenure at UIC, he had 3 years experience in drug discovery research at Pharmacia/Pfizer Co. as a senior research scientist. He received his B.S. from Fudan University, Shanghai; and Ph.D. in molecular biology from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zhao completed his postdoctoral training in molecular biology and cardiovascular biology at Harvard University; Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; and UCSD.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Dr. Youyang Zhao's lab is focused on lung and vascular biology to study the molecular mechanisms of acute lung injury/ARDS, and pulmonary hypertension and identify novel therapeutics for these devastating diseases. Current studies include 1) molecular mechanisms of endothelial regeneration and vascular repair; 2) how aging regulates these processes; 3) how endothelial cells regulate macrophage and neuptrophil function for resolution of inflammation; 4) stem/progenitor cells in ALI and PH; 5) mec...[Read full text]Dr. Youyang Zhao's lab is focused on lung and vascular biology to study the molecular mechanisms of acute lung injury/ARDS, and pulmonary hypertension and identify novel therapeutics for these devastating diseases. Current studies include 1) molecular mechanisms of endothelial regeneration and vascular repair; 2) how aging regulates these processes; 3) how endothelial cells regulate macrophage and neuptrophil function for resolution of inflammation; 4) stem/progenitor cells in ALI and PH; 5) mechanisms of obliterative pulmonary vascular remodeling, and right heart failure; 6) lung regeneration; 7) drug discovery and nanomedicine.

Positions for Postdoc and Research Assistant Professor are available.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Molecular Biology (1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard University, Molecular Biology (1996)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Medicine Research (1998)

Contact

773-755-6355

Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute Box 220
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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