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Yingxin Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology

Yingxin Zhao, Ph.D.

Yingxin Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Director, SRM facility, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
8.138 Medical Research Building
Galveston, Texas 77555-1060
Office: 409.772.2840
Fax: 409.772.8709

Personal Overview

My research focuses on developing and applying of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and proteomics to accurately quantify the temporal changes in the proteome, and to identify the potential diagnostic biomarkers and drug targets for the treatment of diseases. Specifically, I am interested in the following aspects:

  1. Characterization of innate immunity signaling pathway by stable isotope dilution-selected reaction monitoring mass spectrometry (SID-SRM-MS)
  2. Biomarker discovery and verification.
  3. Quantitative proteomics and phosphoproteomics.
  4. Proteomic analysis of other protein post-translational modifications.

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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