Bokai Zhu, PhD*

Bokai Zhu

Bokai Zhu, PhD*

Appointments/Affiliations: 

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

412-383-0447

Room 565, Bridgeside Point
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


Liver-Related Work

Dr Zhu's lab discovered a cell-autonomous mammalian 12h-clock that runs independently from the circadian clock to regulate 12h oscillations of gene expression and metabolism. Dr. Zhu's lab is currently investigating the regulation as well as the physiological/pathological functions of the 12h-clock, with an emphasis on its roles in maintaining hepatic metabolic homeostasis and preventing aging-associated diseases. My lab is currently funded by American Diabetes Association junior faculty development award as well as start-up fund from the Aging Institute. 


 

Special Interest Groups: 
Chronic Liver Injury