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Education and Trainings

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)               B.S      1990 

City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY                    PhD      1996

                    Mentor: David A. Foster, PhD, Rosalyn Yalow Professor 

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA                                     Postdoctoral 1996-1999

                    Mentor: Timothy A. Springer, PhD, Latham Family Professor, 

                                 Member of National Academy of Sciences


Professional Positions

2010-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2007-2010, Instructor, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2003-2006, Research Scientist, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2002-2003, Scientist, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dallas, TX

1999-2002, Scientist, Biogen-Idec, Cambridge, MA


Univ of Sci and Tech of China , Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Science Technolo , Molecular & Cell Biology
Graduate School
City Univ of New York Central (1996), Biology

Research Interest

  • Cardiac autophagy
  • Cardiac inflammation
  • Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant therapy
  • Mitochondrial signaling
  • Sepsis-induced organ dysfunction


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Burn Serum Stimulates Myoblast Cell Death Associated with IL-6-Induced Mitochondrial Fragmentation.
Sehat A, Huebinger RM, Carlson DL, Zang QS, Wolf SE, Song J Shock 2017 Feb
Sepsis-induced Cardiac Mitochondrial Damage and Potential Therapeutic Interventions in the Elderly.
Zang QS, Wolf SE, Minei JP Aging Dis 2014 Apr 5 2 137-149
Cardiac mitochondrial damage and inflammation responses in sepsis.
Zang Q, Maass DL, Tsai SJ, Horton JW Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2007 Feb 8 1 41-54

Honors & Awards

  • UTSW Department of Surgery Discovery Grant Recipient
  • American Heart Association South Central Affiliate
    Beginning-in-aid Grant (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development, Merit Review Panel for Surgery (2017-2018)
  • Shock Society Committee Member (2016-2018)
  • NIH, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Trauma (SAT) Study Section (2013-2018)
  • Surgical Infection Society (2006)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine