Lixin Zhu, PhD

Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Department of Pediatrics, SUNY at Buffalo, USA

Dr. Lixin Zhu, assistant professor, has directed the Research Laboratory of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center at the University at Buffalo since 2009. Dr. Zhu received his PhD degree from the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, CAS. His PhD thesis was on the development of a vaccine against Hepatitis C. This work led to an invitation to work on Hepatitis C in the Laboratory of Dr. Gerd Sutter, Munich, Germany. Dr. Zhu then had the opportunity to do a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. First he worked in the lab of Hsiao-Ping Moore and then moved to the lab of Dr John Forte, an expert in the field of stomach secretion. Dr Zhu gained experience with the techniques of investigating stomach secretion and stomach acid regulation. While continuing his interest in stomach secretion, he has embraced an ongoing project at the DDNC lab, the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). During his time in Buffalo, Dr. Zhu has published 8 papers on stomach secretion, and 14 papers on NASH, two of which are considered landmark papers in the NASH literature.

Terms of Appointment: April 2018 - April 2020