Xiao-Wei Zheng

Xiao-Wei Zheng

Senior Research Specialist
Visiting address: Karolinska Institutet, BioClinicum J8:20, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Tillväxt & metabolism, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a cardiologist, and I got my Ph.D. at the Department of Cell and
    Molecular Biology of Karolinska Institutet. Now I am working as Senior
    Research Specialist at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery,
    Karolinska Institutet.


  • We investigate new pathogenic mechanisms of diabetes complications. The major
    focuses are how diabetes affects hypoxia, Notch and other signaling pathways
    and how this contributes to the development of diabetes complications
    including diabetic nephropathy, diabetic foot ulcer, infection and diabetic
    heart disease. We use clinical samples together with animal and cellular
    models of diabetes as well as genetically-modified mice to conduct
    mechanistical, translational, and clinical research.


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  • Senior Research Specialist, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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