Biographical Sketch: Zhongzhen Nie, M.D., Ph.D.

Zhongzhen Nie, M.D., Ph.D., is branch chief of the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, where he administers research grants in ion channels, GAP junctions, and structural and functional membrane proteins and lipids​. 

Prior to joining NIGMS, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Nie earned his medical degree from Wannan Medical College in China and a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where he also conducted postdoctoral research prior to a research fellowship in the NCI Laboratory of Cellular Oncology.

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