Welcome Dr. Dong Zheng


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Dong Zheng a new postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Tianqing Peng’s Lab. Dr. Zheng graduated in Medicine from Anhui Medical University, China and received his PhD from Jiangsu University, China in July 2013. He studied at Western University as a research fellow from September 2011 to August 2013 and continues to pursue postdoctoral studies from September 2013 to the present. Dong’s research is mainly focused on doxorubicin-induced myocardial dysfunction, the role of key proteins in this process, and the molecular mechanisms of protective effect of key proteins in doxorubicin-induced cytotoxicity in cardiomyocytes. Other research is focused on ischemia/reperfusion-induced cardiac injury and developing therapeutic strategies to protect the heart from injury.