Wei Zheng

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Professor and Head
B.S. in Pharmacy, Zhejiang University College of Pharmacy, Hangzhou, PRC, 1981
M.S. Pharmacology, Zhejiang University College of Pharmacy, Hangzhou, PRC, 1983
Ph.D. Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1991

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Training Group(s):
Integrative Neuroscience

PULSe Contributor - not currently hosting students for laboratory rotations or recruiting students in the laboratory

Current Research Interests:

Toxicology of blood-brain barrier and blood-CSF barrier.

Neurotoxicology of heavy metals (lead, manganese, iron, aluminum, and mercury): transport, homeostasis in the CNS, molecular mechanisms, biomarkers, and clinical intervention.

Roles of brain barriers in etiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.

Transport of substances by the blood-CSF barrier in the choroid plexus.

In vitro model of blood-brain/CSF barrier.

Selected Publications:

visit http://people.healthsciences.purdue.edu/~wzheng/ for details

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