Dr. Zhu's research specialties are electrophysiology and molecular biology, and her
research interests focus on the regulation of ion channels in cardiopulmonary diseases.
Specifically, the expression and regulation of large conductance, calcium- and voltage-activated
potassium (BKCa) channels by protein kinases in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells
from pulmonary hypertensive animal model. Her research work has been published in
several high-reputation peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Physiology,
Cardiovascular Research, and Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Reviewer for American Journal of Physiology, International Journal of Ophthalmology,
Nutrition & Metabolism, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology
and Physiology, PLOS ONE