Zheng, Yuzi Emma

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Zheng, Yuzi Emma


Academic Rank(s): Adjunct Professor, UBC

Affiliation(s): Surrey Memorial Hospital | Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

Research and Scholarly Interests: Knowledge translation, Molecular Pathology and Cell Biology

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Dr. Zheng received a BSc in Biochemistry from Concordia University, Montreal. She earned a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Proteomics and Mass spectrometry. During her PhD, she was a visiting student at Diamantina Institute in Australia and the first graduate intern at Centre for Drug Research and Development. Dr. Zheng completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the clinical chemistry laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital followed by a clinical fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Dr. Zheng joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Fraser Health in 2020.  Her current research interests are developing mass spectrometry-based clinical test, omics-based biomarker discovery and point of care technology development.



Academic Background

  • Clinical Chemistry Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic. 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, St Paul’s Hospital/ University of British Columbia. 2017
  • PhD (Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry), University of British Columbia. 2012
  • BSc (Biochemistry), Concordia University. 2006

Awards and Recognition

  • Spark Award, Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Firefly Foundation. 2015
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding PhD Student Abroad, China Scholarship Council. 2012


Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Clinical assay development
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Protein biomarkers
  • Translational medicine
  • Point of care testing

Clinical Service

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Teaching Interest

Clinical laboratory based teaching