Ye Zheng, PhD


NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Videos


Blocking immune cell treats new type of age-related diabetes

Diabetes is often the result of obesity and poor diet choices, but for some older adults the disease might simply be a consequence of aging. New research has discovered that diabetes—or insulin resistance—in aged, lean mice has a different cellular cause than the diabetes that results from weight gain (type 2). And the findings point toward a possible cure for what the co-leading scientists, Ronald Evans and Ye Zheng, are now calling a new kind of diabetes (type 4).
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BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Peking University, Beijing, China
PhD, Columbia University
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Scholar
Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship


Awards & Honors

  • Rita Allen Foundation Scholar Award, 2010-2015