Xiang Yang Zhang

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Xiang Yang Zhang was born in Anhui, China, in 1967. He received the MD degree from Anhui Medical University in 1989, and the Master degree and Ph.D. degree from the School of Medicine, Peking University in 1995 and 1998, respectively. From 2000-2003, He was a post-doc fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. In 2003, he became a faculty at the rank of Associate Research Scientist at Yale University. In 2006, he was an assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine. In 2009, he was promoted to be an Associate Professor. Xiang Yang Zhang is mainly interested in advancing our understanding of schizophrenia and developing better treatments. His studies focus on the following aspects: oxidative metabolism in schizophrenia and in tardive dyskinesia, the role of viruses and other infectious agents, together with immune dysfunction as possible causes of schizophrenia, genetics and pharmacogenetics in psychiatric illness, and tobacco addiction co-morbidity in patients with schizophrenia. He was recipient of the following awards: The Young Psychiatrist Fellowship at the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) conference (2006), The Senior Scientist Award at the 13th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia (2006), The ACNP/NIMH Travel Award at ACNP (2005), The Early Career Investigator Travel Award from the NIDA at the 67th CPDD (2004), The Young Investigator Travel Award at the 7th International Congress of Neuroimmunology (2004), NIDA Junior Investigator Travel Award from the 65th CPDD (2003), and The Young Scientist Award at the 10th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia (2000). He is an Academic Editor of Plos ONE and the editorial member of Progress in Neuropsyhopharmacogy and Biological Psychiatry, and the Journal of Open Neuropsychopharmacology. Presently, X.Y. Zhang has published 89 articles in peer-review journals.

Biography Updated on 26 September 2011

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