Dr. Ying-Yong Zhao, MD, PhD

Dr. Ying-Yong Zhao, MD, PhD
Professor of pharmacology (Nephrology), Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Northwest University, China.


Dr. Ying-Yong Zhao (PhD, MD) is professor at Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The School of Life Sciences, Northwest University in China. Zhao has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and three books. He received several awards including National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award and New Century Excellent Talents in University from Ministry of Education of China, The Pharmaceutical Society of China Award for Young Scientists in 2012 (Sanofi Young biological drugs Award), The Pharmacological Society of China Award for Young Scientists in 2011 (Fifteenth SERVIER Youth Pharmacology Award) and The Ninth Youth S&T Awards of Shaanxi in 2012. He serves as an editor-in-chief of Journal of Nephrology Advances and editorial board member for 13 international journals including Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics, Current Metabolomics, Journal of Nephrology and Urology Research, etc. He is a reviewer of more than 30 famous international journals, including Nature Review Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Kidney International in the area of phytochemistry, phytochemical analysis, pharmacology and metabolomics studies. His areas of expertise include pharmacology and metabolomics from natural medicine. His work is mainly focus on chronic kidney disease and therapeutic effect of natural medicines by pharmacology and metabolomics. He also is studying the oxidative stress, inflammation, and pro-fibrotic pathways of chronic kidney disease and tubulo-interstitial diseases, molecular biology of kidney gene expression.

Research Interest

Natural products; diuretics; chronic kidney disease pathogenesis; metabolomics; biomarkers