Xue (Roger) Zhai, PhD
Dr. Zhai obtained his PhD in Physiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. His research focused on ion channel function to understand the mechanism of hypertension in the cardiovascular system. During his PhD training, he studied protein trafficking of ion channels regulated by vasoconstrictors in the cerebral arteries. By using state-of-art patch-clamp electrophysiology and pressure myography, he found that protein trafficking of ion channels is dysfunctional in preclinical models that spontaneously develop hypertension. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Zhai obtained his Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) from the College of Medicine, Nankai University in China. His medical school thesis involved a clinical study to follow the major adverse cardiac events (MACE) of patients with coronary artery disease after evaluation by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) or coronary artery angiography (CAG).
With more than twelve years of medical and research background, Dr. Zhai manages scientific or clinical projects at CirQuest Labs. He is endeavoring to work with clients to meet their needs for drug development and make contributions to the growth of CirQuest Labs.