Zhiqun Zhang, MD

Department of Pediatrics, Hangzhou First People’s Hospital, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Dr. Zhiqun Zhang is interested in the pathogenesis and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants. His previous work showed that serum KL-6 and CC16 in preterm infants could predict the subsequent occurrence of BPD, and a combination of KL-6 and CC16 levels further enhanced the predictive value and neurodevelopmental outcome. His research work was supported by Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation. He will try to reveal the role of PlGF in the pulmonary angiogenesis and pulmonary alveolar development in premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia in the future research work.