Zhichao Zhou

Zhichao Zhou

Principal researcher

About me

I am currently Assistant Professor at Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine Solna and coordinator of KIRCNET, Karolinska Institutet. I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Cardiology, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2013 followed by postdoctoral fellowship at West Virginia University and Karolinska Institutet. My research interests focus on red blood cell and vascular function interactions.

Research description

Research topics:

1. Novel mechanisms and therapies of macro- and microvascular complications in cardiometabolic disease

2. Role of red blood cells in the development of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes

3. Purinergic control of vascular function in health and disease




2018 Apr-Present, Assistant Professor

Cardiology, Department of Medicine MedS

Karolinska Institute, Sweden


2015-2018 Mar, Postdoc Researcher

Cardiology, Department of Medicine MedS

Karolinska Institute, Sweden


2014-2015, Postdoc Fellow

Department of Physiology & Pharmacology

West Virginia University, WV



2013, Ph.D.

Experimental Cardiology, Department of Cardiology

Erasmus Medical Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Netherlands


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