The IMS is pleased to announce that Professor Zhong-Ping Feng has been appointed Director of International Development at the IMS. Dr. Feng’s portfolio includes promoting international experiences to IMS graduate students, leading on international recruitment initiatives and developing international programs and partnerships with leading academic institutions.
Dr. Feng is Professor and Graduate Coordinator (Student Admissions & Affairs) in the Department of Physiology and the Director of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience. She completed her MD at Zhongshan Medical College, Residency in Peking Union Hospital, China, her MSc at the University of Alberta, and her PhD at the University of Calgary. Professor Feng’s lab investigates the biophysical and pharmacological properties of ion channels and calcium-dependent regulatory mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neural plasticity, in order to identify potential drug targets for neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews, and given numerous invited lectures at international/national conferences or universities. Her work has been funded by CIHR and NSERC. She was the recipient of 2012 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentorship and the Physiology Graduate Teaching Award in 2010 and 2017.
Professor Feng has served on a number of international (i.e. China, France, Netherlands, US), and national (i.e. CIHR, NSERC) grant review committees or institutional program review committees (USA, China). She has established close international relationship with universities in the USA, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, and China (including Hong Kong and Macau), and led an international Lymnaea sequencing consortium. She has organized and chaired a number of international conferences/symposia.
Professor Feng has also served as a member of the University of Toronto Governing Council Academic Board, and played a key role in a number national and international professional associations, including the Treasurer of Canadian Physiological Association, the chair of the Nomination Committee of Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (Central Council), and the Executive Vice President of North American Chinese Pharmacological Association.
Please join us in welcoming Professor Feng to the IMS team.