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Ze Zheng, MBBS, PhD

Ze Zheng, MBBS, PhD

Ze Zheng, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Versiti Blood Research Institute

Contact Information


MBBS, Clinical Medicine, Jiamusi University
PhD, The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University


Secondary Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Investigator, Versiti Blood Research Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin
  • Member, Cardiovascular Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

Leadership Positions


  • Co-chair for the Fibrinolysis Subcommittee, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasias (ISTH)
  • Member, Ethics Committee, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasias (ISTH)
  • Member, Task Force for PhD Careers, American Society of Hematology


  • Member, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences (IDP) Recruiting Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Member, Seminar Series Committee, Versiti Blood Research Institute

Research Experience

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Lipoproteins
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Thrombosis

Research Interests

Laboratory Studies

  • A new link between fibrinolytic proteins and dyslipidemia
  • Fibrinolysis in hemophilia
  • Fibrinolysis in COVID-19
  • Circadian regulation of basal fibrinolysis and the morning onset of thrombotic events
  • The role of hepatocyte tPA in liver injuries