Dr. Haiyan Zhu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the Kent State University at East Liverpool. Zhu received her Bachelorís degree in Biological Pharmaceutics and Masterís degree in Biochemical Pharmacy from China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing. After graduation, she headed to University of Kentucky to earn her Ph.D. degree in Physiology. In 2010, she joined the faculty of Kent State University. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and presented more than 30 presentation in international, national meetings. Dr. Zhuís research focuses on neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimerís disease (AD), the most challenging neurodegenerative disorder, starting with memory loss, difficulty in thinking and eventually leads to behavior change. Specifically, we are using molecular biology approach to study the involvement of protein aggregations in the pathogenesis of AD. She is also interested in using human genetic approach to identify the genetic risk factors for AD.
Dr. Haiyan Zhu's research is focused on Aging or Aging Related Diseases, especially Alzheimerís disease