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Dr. Qibin Zhang

photo of Dr. Qibin ZhangDr. Qibin Zhang (Translational Biomedical Research) received an NIH R01 grant, titled “Protein Markers to Islet Autoimmunity and T1D Progression,” from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Currently, Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) affects approximately 1.4 million people in the U.S. The proposed research will identify novel protein markers that can predict T1D and gain further insight into the pathogenesis of this disease.

Zhang has also received a Collaborative Sciences Award from the American Heart Association through collaboration with scientists from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. The goal of the award is to identify novel glycated protein and metabolite markers to better predict progression of coronary artery calcium before onset of cardiovascular diseases in the Type 1 Diabetes population.

Zhang earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shandong Normal University, China, and PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of California at Riverside. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Zhang is co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research in Kannapolis. The Zhang research group focuses on the development of new bioanalytical capabilities.