Zemin Yao, PhD

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Dr Yao, Professor of Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, obtained his BSc in Biology at East China Normal University (Shanghai, China), MSc and PhD in Biochemistry at University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), and PDF training at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (UCSF). Since 1991, Dr Yao has been a faculty member of Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and Department of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa. From 2002 through 2013, Dr Yao served as Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Dr Yao is renowned for his research centered on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, mainly on lipid and protein factors that regulate the assembly and secretion of triglyceride-rich VLDL1. He has also investigated the involvement of various small GTPases in different aspects of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Dr Yao is a founding member of China-Canada Centre of Research for Digestive Diseases (ccCRDD). He is a Co-Funder and President of Motigenix Inc., and currently is a consultant of ModernaTX Inc.

Terms of Appointment: April 2018 - April 2020