Yiguo Zhang earned the M.D. degree and the M.S. degree with honors in China. In 1995, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the Henan Medical University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China (now merged into Zhengzhou University in China), working in pathophysiology and cancer biology. In 1999, he moved to the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Therein, he worked on UVA‐induced cell signaling mechanisms for skin cancer and its inhibition by chemopreventive agents until entering UK, in 2003. Being a Senior Scientist working with the University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, he focused his research on molecular and cellular control of the antioxidant transcription factor Nrf1, as an integral membrane‐bound glycoprotein across the endoplasmic reticulum and the nuclear envelope. In 2007, he had completed his Ph.D. degree project research on Nrf1 and then continued studies on it in cell biochemistry and gene regulation. In 2010, he was appointed as a Full Professor of cell biochemistry and gene regulation at the University of Chongqing, Shapingba, Chongqing, China.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2013