Xiangyu Zhang, PhD

Instructor in Medicine


  • Yangzhou University, BS: Yangzhou, China (2007)
  • Nanjing University, PhD: Nanjing, China (2014)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Training: St. Louis, MO (2020)


  • Travelling award and 2nd Place Finalist for the competition of Roger Davis Lectureship at Kern Lipid Conference, 2022
  • Clinical/Translational Fellowship Award at the Cardiovascular Research Symposium, Washington University School of Medicine, 2016
  • Best Thesis in Jiangsu Graduate Student Forum for Immunology, 2009
  • Best Thesis of Graduate Student in 2nd Forum of Jiangsu Society for Immunology, 2008
  • Zhu Jin-Wen Undergraduate Scholarship, Yanzhou University, 2005, 2006
  • Undergraduate Scholarship, Yanzhou University, 2004

Clinical Interests

Clinical Cardiology

Research Interests

  • Function of macrophages and other immune cells in atherosclerotic plaque formation and obesity
  • Roles of solute carrier family in nutrient sensing and regulation of metabolism during atherogenesis
  • Mechanisms of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (emphasis on mTOR signaling pathway)
  • Developing novel therapeutics in cardiovascular disease