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NEOMED Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Research Atherosclerosis

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – A professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University has been awarded a five-year, $2.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study atherosclerosis.

With the grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Yanqiao Zhang will examine the role of hepatic transcription factors in lipid regulation, lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis, one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease.

“Our group has identified one of the hepatic transcription factors as an important regulator of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis,” said Dr. Zhang in a release. “We hope our work will lead to the identification of novel therapeutic targets or approaches for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.”

Zhang received his M.D. in internal medicine and M.S. in biological chemistry from Wuhan University in China before his time as a postdoctoral fellow at West Virginia University and University of California at Los Angeles.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.