Graduate School
Albert Einstein Medical Center (2004), Biology

Research Interest

  • Metabolic remodeling in cardiac hypertrophy
  • Molecular mechanisms of diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • Role of the Unfolded Protein Response in heart failure


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

New autophagy reporter mice reveal dynamics of proximal tubular autophagy.
Li L, Wang ZV, Hill JA, Lin F J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2014 Feb 25 2 305-15
The Xbp1s/GalE axis links ER stress to postprandial hepatic metabolism.
Deng Y, Wang ZV, Tao C, Gao N, Holland WL, Ferdous A, Repa JJ, Liang G, Ye J, Lehrman MA, Hill JA, Horton JD, Scherer PE J. Clin. Invest. 2013 Jan 123 1 455-68
Cardiomyocyte autophagy: metabolic profit and loss.
Wang ZV, Ferdous A, Hill JA Heart Fail Rev 2012 Sep
Metabolic stress-induced activation of FoxO1 triggers diabetic cardiomyopathy in mice.
Battiprolu PK, Hojayev B, Jiang N, Wang ZV, Luo X, Iglewski M, Shelton JM, Gerard RD, Rothermel BA, Gillette TG, Lavandero S, Hill JA J. Clin. Invest. 2012 Mar 122 3 1109-18
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors attenuate cardiac hypertrophy by suppressing autophagy.
Cao DJ, Wang ZV, Battiprolu PK, Jiang N, Morales CR, Kong Y, Rothermel BA, Gillette TG, Hill JA Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2011 Mar 108 10 4123-8
Identification and characterization of a promoter cassette conferring adipocyte-specific gene expression.
Wang ZV, Deng Y, Wang QA, Sun K, Scherer PE Endocrinology 2010 Jun 151 6 2933-9
Autophagy in hypertensive heart disease.
Wang ZV, Rothermel BA, Hill JA J. Biol. Chem. 2010 Mar 285 12 8509-14
PANIC-ATTAC: a mouse model for inducible and reversible beta-cell ablation.
Wang ZV, Mu J, Schraw TD, Gautron L, Elmquist JK, Zhang BB, Brownlee M, Scherer PE Diabetes 2008 Aug 57 8 2137-48
Secretion of the adipocyte-specific secretory protein adiponectin critically depends on thiol-mediated protein retention.
Wang ZV, Schraw TD, Kim JY, Khan T, Rajala MW, Follenzi A, Scherer PE Mol. Cell. Biol. 2007 May 27 10 3716-31


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Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant (National)
    Competitive career-development research grant (2014)
  • Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research at UT Southwestern (Finalist)
    Competitive award for postdoctoral researchers, sponsored by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern (2014)
  • The Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Award (Finalist)
    Competitive award for young investigators in basic cardiovascular research sponsored by the American Heart Association (2013)
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Research Award, Southwest Affiliate
    Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association (2009)
  • American Diabetes Association (2008-2011)