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Departments of Pathology and Neurology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, USA
Wenquan Zou, MD/PhD, is Associate Professor with tenure at the Departments of Pathology and Neurology and Associate Director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Dr. Zou received his medical degree from Jiangxi Medical College, his MSc from Tongji Medical University, and his PhD from Shanghai Medical University. He has practiced Internal Medicine and Nephrology for years in Nanchang and Shanghai, China.
Dr. Zou’s current research focus is in the areas of the formation and inhibition of misfolded protein aggregates in the neurodegenerative diseases especially on the physiological and pathologic prion proteins in prion diseases (PrD) as well as on neurotoxic amyloid β, tau, and α-synuclein in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), respectively. In collaboration with his colleagues, his lab has identified a novel human prion disease termed variably protease-sensitive prionopathy. Dr. Zou and his co-workers now are developing skin-based biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases including PrD, AD and PD.