Medical Scientist Training Program

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Sasha Zheng

szheng@mcw.edu

Research Interests

  • The genetic basis of cardiovascular disease
  • Advisor: Howard Jacob PhD, Department of Physiology

Education

  • B.S. 2008, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Major: Biochemistry and Biological Sciences

Research Experience

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005-2008
    • Advisor: You Zhou, PhD
    • Project: Molecular and Biochemical Characterization of the Mouse Lines with Polymorphic Glucocorticoid Receptors

Publications

  • Zhou, Y. D. Xu, H. Chen, S. Zheng, M.K. Nielsen. 2007. Mice from lines selected for either high or low stress response exhibit marked differences in spatial learning and memory. The 37th Annual Meeting of Society for Neurosciences. Abstract #2007-A-116213-SfN, San Diego, Nov 6, 2007 (accepted for publication).
  • Zhou Y., S. Zheng, W. Sprout, J. McDonald, M. K. Nielsen. 2007. Additional evidence showing an additive effect of glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms on anxiety-type behavior, stress response and body weight in a population of mice with low heat loss background. FASEB J.
  • Zhou, Y. D. Xu, H. Chen, S. Zheng, M.K. Nielsen. 2007. Mice from lines selected for either high or low stress response exhibit marked differences in spatial learning and memory (manuscript in preparation).

Interests

  • Baking brownies, sleeping, attending symphony concerts, reading, keeping up with episodes of The Office and 30 Rock
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