X. Long Zheng, MD, PhD
Professor and Russell J. Eilers, MD, Endowed Chair
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
MD, Nanchang University, China
PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington University of St. Louis
The Zheng laboratory studies the mechanisms of normal and abnormal blood coagulation, inflammation, and vascular biology, especially the pathogenesis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a potentially fatal syndrome. With his previous experience as an obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Zheng also brings an interest in hemostasis and thrombosis in reproductive health. His previous research in reproductive physiology includes work in the biology of protein c inhibitor in human reproduction and how it regulates acrosin, a sperm enzyme essential for fertilization. He has additionally studied reproductive endocrinology and how estradiol causes uterine cancer. Techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry/biophysics, and cell biology, as well as animal models are all commonly used in the laboratory.