Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Ming  Zhao, PhD

Ming Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Focus of Work


We are interested in the biology of phospholipids in cellular membrane networks. We use advanced molecular probes and imaging techniques to characterize membrane phospholipid dynamics in normal physiology and under pathological conditions. These research efforts lead to new discoveries in the fundamental roles of phospholipid membranes, and the development of diagnostic biomarkers for human diseases.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Cambridge, Biochemistry (2001)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Molecular Biology (2003)



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