Name: ZHANG GE

Academic qualifications:

  • 1990-1995: B. Med. Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China
  • 1997-2000: M. Med. Institute of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine, China
  • 2000-2003: M.D. Institute of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine, and Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Previous academic positions held:

  • 1995-2000: Resident, Institute of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine
  • 2000-2003: Physician-in-Charge, Institute of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine
  • 2003-2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2007-2012 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Present academic position:
  • 2012- Associate Professor, Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone & Joint Diseases, Hong Kong Baptist University

Previous relevant research work:
  • Technical expertise: Bone bioimaging, Bone biology, Bone biomechanics, Bone histomorphometry
  • Research area: RNAi-based or phytotherapy-based translational research in osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, facture repair and arthritis

Publications (Representative peer-review journal publications in recent years):
  1. Zhang G (Corresponding Author), Guo BS, Wu H, Tang T, Zhang BT, et al. A delivery system targeting bone formation surfaces to facilitate RNAi-based anabolic therapy. Nature Medicine 2012;18:307-14
  2. Xie Xinhui , Wang Xinluan, He Yixin, Liu Zhong, Zhang G(Corresponding Author), Qin Ling (Corresponding Author). Implantation of cryopreserved bone marrow mononuclear cell to promote bone repair within steroid-associated osteonecrotic lesion in a rabbit model. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2012; 64:1562-71
  3. HE Yi-Xin, Liu Zhong, Pan Xiao-Hua, Tang Tao, Guo Bao-Sheng, Zheng Li-zhen, Xie Xin-Hui, Wang Xin-Luan, Lee Kwong-Man, Li Gang, Cao Yong-Ping, Wei Leif, Chen Yang, Hung Leung-Kim, Qin Ling, Zhang G (Corresponding Author). Deletion of estrogen receptor beta accelerates early stage of bone healing in a mouse osteotomy model. Osteoporosis Int. 2011; 23: 377-89
  4. Berry He, Zhang G (Corresponding Author), Liu Zhong, et al. Impaired bone healing pattern in mice with ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis: A drill-hole defect model. Bone 2011; 48:1388-400
  5. Zhang G, Sheng H, He YX, et al. Continuous occurrence of both insufficient neovascularization and elevated vascular permeability during inadequate repair of steroid-associated osteonecrotic lesions. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2009 ;60: 2966-77
  6. Zhang G, Qin L, Shi Y. Epimedium-Derived Phytoestrogen Flavonoids Exert Beneficial Effect on Preventing Bone Loss in Late Postmenopausal Women: A 24-Month Randomized, Double-Blind and Placebo-Controlled Trial. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 2007; 22: 1072-1079
  7. Zhang G, Qin L, Hung WY, et al. Flavonoids Derived from Herbal Epimedium Brevicornum Maxim. Prevent OVX-induced Osteoporosis in Rats Independent of Its Enhancement in Intestinal Calcium Absorption. Bone 2006; 38: 818-825