Professor ,University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences
Dr. Ren earned his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Alberta, Canada, in the area of cellular physiology, following his medical training in China (Beijing University and Peking Union Medical College). In 1994, he became a post-doctoral fellow in the Wayne State University School of Medicine (Internal Medicine), where he served for two years. He remained at Wayne State University until 1998, working as a research instructor of physiology. He was an Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences from 1998-2002 and then an Associate Professor of University of Wyoming from 2002-2005. He was promoted to full professor in 2005 and was appointed as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Ren recently relocated to the Department of Cardiology at Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University. His major area of research is related to cardiac pathophysiology in alcoholism, diabetes, obesity and aging. His research has been funded by the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and NIH. He is a first or corresponding author of more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and 200 published abstracts. He is editor or on editorial board for a number of journals including Hypertension, Diabetes, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, BBA Molecular Basis of Disease, American Journal of Physiology, Cardiovascular Toxicology and Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology.