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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Institute
Bio Dr. Hao Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Joseph Wu at Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. At Stanford, his focus is to develop and optimize differentiation protocol of iPSCs to cardiac fibroblasts, elucidate patient-specific mechanisms of cardiac fibrosis in cell and tissue levels, and utilize high-throughput technology to screen anti-fibrosis drugs. Dr. Zhang received his MD at Peking Union Medical School, Tsinghua University (2013), Beijing. After graduation, he became a cardiologist at Fuwai Hospital. At Peking Union Medical School, Dr. Zhang was trained by his mentor, Dr. Yue-jin Yang, to investigate the microenvironment in the adult heart following ischemic injury, such as myocardial infarction. During his clinical training, Dr. Zhang studied calcified valve disease and TAVR technology in the cardiology department, where he was supervised by Dr. Yong-jian Wu.