Zan-Min Song serves as a Senior Lecturer in anatomy, Medical School of the Australian National University (ANU). He obtained a medical degree from Chengde Medical College, China, in 1981. He then worked for 4 years as a General Practitioner in the Hospital of Saihanba Forestry, Weichang, China. He received the MMed. degree in anatomy in 1988 from Jiamusi Medical College, Heilongjiang, China, followed by a short stint of lecturing in anatomy. He was awarded an overseas research fellowship in 1989 to work at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Subsequently he worked and studied at the Flinders University of South Australia and was awarded the Ph.D. degree in neuroscience in 1994. He received postdoctoral training at Flinders University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Md, USA. During this period, he received Young Investigator Award from NARSAD. He took a Research Fellow position at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, in 2001. He was appointed as a founding faculty member, Senior Lecturer in ANU Medical School in 2004 and received the Best Faculty Teaching Award in 2007. His research areas covered enteric neurobiology and cocaine-induced brain abnormality. His current research focuses on the abnormal brain development and possible stem cell treatment in a rat model of Hirschsprung’s disease (spotting lethal rat) caused by an endothelin receptor mutation. His publications include 28 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters. He serves in several editorial boards of research journals. He has extensive experience as an Educator and coordinator of medical students, an anatomy course convenor and a Mentor of graduate students. In addition to research and teaching activities, he is a qualified medical practitioner in Australia working part-time at Emergency Department of the Calvary Hospital in Australian Capital Territory.
Biography Updated on 23 May 2012