Yiguo Zhang had earned the M.D. degree and the M.S. degree with honors in China. In 1995, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Henan Medical University (now merged in Zhengzhou University in China), working in molecular pathology and pathophysiology, cancer Biology, and Immunology. In 1999, he moved to The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, USA, having worked on UVA-induced cell signalling mechanisms for skin cancer and its inhibition by chemopreventive agents until entering the UK in 2003. As a Senior Scientific Officer working with the University of Dundee, he had focused on molecular and cellular control of the antioxidant transcription factor Nrf1, as an integral membrane-bound glucoprotein across the endoplasmic reticulum and the nuclear envelope. In 2007, he had completed his Ph.D. project research on Nrf1 and continues studies on it in cell biochemistry and gene regulation. In 2010, he was appointed as a Full Professor at the University of Chongqing.
Biography Updated on 14 June 2011