Heng Du

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Pharmacy - Pharmacology & Toxicology
785-864-0845
Office
Malott Hall
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Education

  • M.D./Ph.D., Sun Yat-sen School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (2003-2006)
  • M.S., Medicine, Medical School of Shandong University, Shandong, China (2000-2003)
  • B.S., Medicine, Medical School of Shandong University, Shandong, China (1995-2000)

Experience

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, Richardson, TX (2019-2020)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Dallas, Richardson, TX (2013-2019)
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Higuchi Bioscience Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (2011-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY (2006-2010)
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Exchange Student, Psychiatry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (2005-2006)

Biography

Heng Du’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in neurodegenerative diseases with a special emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and the development of therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

Publications

Selected Publications


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Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU