Ohio University

Zhu Lab

The Zhu lab at Ohio University opened up for business the very first day on August 17th, 2020! Thanks to so much help from so many amazing colleagues and friends in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM), and Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI). The lab now looks fully functional after only ~2 months of set up!!

Dr. Liu joined the lab!
August, 2020

Exciting day! Dr. Liu joined the Zhu lab as a Research Scientist today. Dr. Liu did her Ph.D. at Zhejiang University in stem cell and regenerative medicine. She then completed her postdoc training at Johns Hopkins University in the field of biomedical engineering. Dr. Liu has over 10 years of research experience working in connective tissues biology and tissue engineering. We are excited to see her new discoveries.

New funding from ANRF!
October 15, 2020

We are very grateful to receive ANRF/AFAR research funding from Arthritis National Research Foundation to continue our exciting research on Sirt5, protein malonylation, and osteoarthritis development! Check out the announcement on ANRF website: "https://curearthritis.org/osteoarthritis-research-exploring-disease-development-and-new-ideas-in-cartilage-regeneration/"

New funding from the ASBMR!
December, 2021

Congratulations to the Zhu lab for receiving the FIRST award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) to further the Sirt5 and protein malonylation study. We extremely grateful for this support that will help us generate data for future NIH grant applications.

We are very grateful for successful renewal of our ANRF grant for a second year. With the support, we will further our studying on Sirt5 specifically in cartilage tissue and osteoarthritis development.

New NIH grant!

August, 2022

Great news for the Zhu lab to receive a three-year R15 grant from NIH-NIAMS!! Dr. Liu (co-I), Dr. Vishu Puri (co-I) from Diabetes Institute, Dr. Brian Clark (student mentoring committee), and Dr. Shouan Zhu (PI) will work with students on an exciting project on the role of Sirt5-protein malonylation in regulating chondrocyte metabolism and obesity associated OA development, we will further our studying on Sirt5 specifically in cartilage tissue and osteoarthritis development.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday (8.00am - 5.00pm)

Phone: 740-593-2406



Life Science Building
LSB 250(lab), LSB 133(office)
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
USA 45701

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