DR. YONG FANG ZHU

After earning a B.Sc. and Masters degree in Biology from Nanjing and East China Normal University, Yong Fang completed her second B.Sc. degree in Computer science, a Masters degree in Biochemistry, and PhD degree in Medical Sciences at McMaster University.

 

Her PhD project was focused on investigating dorsal root ganglion neurons in a neuropathy model. Her first postdoctoral position in the McMaster Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute project was the study of the mechanisms of communication between Interstitial Cells of Cajal (ICC) and enteric nerves. Her success in these projects has resulted in several published papers and abstracts. She also has been invited as speaker in international meetings.

 

Now as a fellow in the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, the Singh lab is giving her another exciting opportunity in an important and clinically relevant academic area, the mechanism of cancer-induced bone pain. Her specific research will combine electrophysiology, calcium imaging, pharmacology, and immunohistochemistry studies. The expertise of the Singh lab in cancer mechanisms and her dedication and experience in electrophysiological techniques makes this exciting new project possible.