The Department of Nutrition

School of Health and Human Sciences

zhou-zhanxiangProfessor and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research
Office: 704-250-5800
Email:  z_zhou@uncg.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Ehime, Japan, 1990
  •  M.S., Beijing Agricultural University, China, 1984
  •  B.S., Hebei Agricultural University, China, 1981

Research Interest

  • Trace elements and alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease.
  • Organ-organ interactions in the pathogenesis of alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease.
  • Bioactive phytochemicals in prevention/treatment of alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease.

Recent Publications

  • Zhong W, McClain CJ, Cave M, Kang YJ, Zhou Z. The role of zinc deficiency in alcohol-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction. Am J Physiol. 2010; G625-633.
  • Kang X, Zhong W, Liu J, Song Z, McClain CJ, Kang YJ, Zhou Z. Zinc supplementation reverses alcohol-induced steatosis in mice through reactivating hepatocyte nuclear factor-4a and peroxisome proliferators activated receptor-a. Hepatology 2009; 50:1241-1250.
  • Kang X, Song Z, McClain CJ, Kang YJ, Zhou Z. Zinc supplementation enhances hepatic regeneration by preserving hepatocyte nuclear factor-4a in mice subjected to a long-term ethanol administration. Am J Pathol.2008; 172:916-925.