Director and Professor of Centre for Nephrology
Dr Xiong Z. Ruan leads a research laboratory in UCL Centre for Nephrology which is one of the biggest renal-oriented lipid research laboratories in the world, and also act as the Director and Professor of Centre for Nephrology in Shenzhen University and the Joint Centre for Lipid Research in UCL-Chongqing Medical University. He received his Msc in Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) in 1994 and PhD from University College London (UCL) in 1999. He is the Vice-President of Chinese Society of Renal Physiology and Associate Editor for BMC Nephrology. His major goal has been to develop an academic research programme cross UK and China that i) investigates the mechanisms of inflammatory stress accompanying with chronic kidney diseases in lipid trafficking control and ii) address clinical problems of lipid mediated tissue injuries associated with kidney disease ('Cardio Kidney Diabetes'). He has published more than 80 papers in Nature Rev Nephrol, J Am Soc Nephrol, Kidney Int, Lancet Diabete Endocrinology, Am J Physiol, Arterioscler Vasc Bio, and Hepatology etc.