Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wayne State University, USA
Zhengping Yi is an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and directs the Proteomics Laboratory. Dr Yi completed his PhD in Chemistry at Nanjing University P R China in 2000 and did postdoctoral work in Biochemistry at Purdue University and postdoctoral work in proteomics and diabetes at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His current research funded by NIH and ADA focuses on insulin signaling and its associated problems with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Zhengping′s research focuses on a better understanding of the basic biology of insulin signaling and the etiology of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as their complications. Dr. Yi and his group are using a combination of clinical, biological, and proteomic approaches to better comprehend insulin signaling and the associated problems that occur with obesity and T2D. Studying insulin signaling in humans is challenging. Dr. Zhengping′s laboratory has developed state-of-the-art techniques that can be used to better define and understand the effect of insulin in key metabolic tissues in humans such as skeletal muscle. These approaches are useful models for studying cell signaling pathways in general, and especially their regulation by protein phosphorylation and protein-protein interactions.