Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Aging; Director, Huffington Center on Aging; Professor, Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Zheng obtained her Ph.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1990. After brief postdoctoral training at Baylor, she joined Merck & Co. where she began her research on Alzheimer’s disease, which continued after her return to Baylor in 1999. Dr. Zheng’s expertise is in mouse genetics and she is a pioneer in utilizing sophisticated mouse models to probe the biology and pathophysiology of the amyloid precursor protein and presenilins. Dr. Zheng’s current research is focused on the investigation of the autophagy-lysosomal pathway and neuron-immune interaction in AD and related disorders.
Dr. Zheng has published over 100 papers. She is a recipient of the New Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. She served on the Alzheimer’s Association Medical & Scientific Advisory Council from 2011 to 2018. Currently, she is a member of the Tau Consortium Scientific Advisory Board and a co-Chair of the Scientific Review Committee of the BrightFocus Foundation.