Jing Zheng

Position title: Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Email: jzheng@wisc.edu

Phone: Endothelial cell function


BS 1982 Xiamen University, P.R. China
MS 1992 North Dakota State University
PhD 1995 North Dakota State University

Jing Zheng

NIH Biosketch
PubMed Publications

Research Focus

My current research directions are to investigate mechanisms governing actions of angiogenic factors on fetoplacental vasculature with a specific interest in the intracellular signaling pathways. Specific research projects include 1) determining whether in the fetoplacenta bFGF- & VEGF-induced angiogenesis is modulated in part via an increase in production of nitric oxide which in turn activates MEK/ERK and PI3K/Akt signal pathways and increases expression of bFGF & VEGF as well as their receptors; 2) determining whether newly identified VEGF receptor, neuropilin-1 and –2, are expressed in endothelial cells and their roles in placental angiogenesis and vasodilators; and 3) exploring roles of angiotensin II in regulation of angiogenesis and vasodilation. In addition, another area of Dr. Zheng’s research is to study the mechanisms underlying endothelial differentiation from human embryonic stem cells.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2001
  • Teaching
    • OBS&GYN 710 – Reproductive Endocrine Physiology
    • OBS&GYN 711 – Advanced Reproductive Endocrine Physiology
  • Committees
    • Member – Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Admissions Committee
  • ERP T32 Faculty Trainer


No current ERP students

Past ERP students

  • Qingyun Zou (PhD)
  • Yan Li (PhD)
  • Yang Song (PhD)
  • Yizhou Jiang (PhD)
  • Rosalina Villalon Landeros (PhD)