About Dr Guoping Zheng

He is a medical graduate committed to research. He has a profound understanding of human disease and expertise in molecular and cellular biology, initially in cancer, and now in kidney research. He aims to work out a cue for preventing kidney failure in chronic kidney diseases.

Dr Guoping Zheng leads the Kidney Injury Repair and Fibrosis Study Group at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. He has made seminal contributions to the field of kidney fibrosis in DNA vaccine, MMPs and TGF-β signaling, and is a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney.

Dr Zheng is a senior research fellow leading a NHMRC-funded research group.He achieved consistent success in funding; includes 3 NHMRC project grants (1 as CIA & 1 as CIB) & 1 NHMRC fellowship, and recently his Westmead Fellowship. He played the lead role in each of the projects. He has 2 registered patents & over 61 publications, 29 in last 5 years (18 in last 3 years, with total 1136 citations, h index 18), mostly in top ranked nephrol & leading cell biol & pathol journals. He is primary supervisor for 2 PhD students (one completed), and won WMI Science prize on 3 occasions.

He has been an invited speaker & session chair at 2 international conferences, and is editorial board member for 4 journals, reviewer for 26 journals, assessor for NHMRC grants, examiner of PhD theses & committee members of IBC, WMI Sci Council and other executive committees.

• 2000 - NHMRC Dora Lush Research Scholarship
• 2007 - NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship
• 2005, 2006 & 2007 - Best Poster Presentation Prizes at the Annual research Symposium during Hospital Week
• 2006, 2010 & 2013 - Westmead Institute Science Prize
• Editorial board member for ISRN Inflammation
• Editorial board member for the World Journal of Nephrology
• Editorial board member for Austin Immunology
• Editorial board member for SL Cell Science & Report
• Session Chair of Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) 2015, 2016
• Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee for Western Sydney Local Health District
• Member of Westmead Research Science Council
• Panel member for postgraduate student interview
• Executive committee member of Biospecimens / Cryogenic Storage Committee of Westmead Institute Science Council
• Member of the Westmead Institute strategic planning committee
• Judge for poster presentations at Westmead Hospital Week

Selected publications

Please see Professor Zheng's Sydney Medical School Academic Profile page for a full list of publications.