DRC Spotlight: Dr. Ze Zheng the 2015 Russell Berrie Foundation Scholar in Diabetes Research

Dr. Ze Zheng, a Post-doctoral Fellow in Dr. Tabas' Lab 

Friday, February 19, 2016 - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Drs. Tabas and Zheng
Drs. Tabas and Zheng

Dr. Ze Zheng, a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Tabas' lab, is a 2015 Russell Berrie Foundation Scholar in Diabetes Research. The title of her research is "Dach1:  A Hepatocyte Transcriptional Co-Repressor that Promotes Insulin Resistance in Obesity."   The overall goal of Dr. Zheng's project is to test the hypothesis that the co-repressor Dach1 represses an array of key genes in hepatocytes that contribute to pathologic metabolic pathways in obesity.