Yi Sherry Zhang

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Yi Sherry Zhang
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Born1979
EducationPh.D. in Molecular Biology
Bachelor’s degree
Alma materMarquette University
Nankai University
OccupationEntrepreneur
Scientist
Home townBrookfield, WI
Spouse(s)Dave
ChildrenRyan (Son)
Awards40 Under 40
Spirit of Marquette, Marquette University National Alumni

Yi Sherry Zhang, Ph.D.[1], is a Chinese-American entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of GenoPalate, Inc., a company that provides a direct-to-consumer solution [2] for eating for optimal health based on the link between human biology and nutrition.

Career

Dr. Zhang[3] is a scientist specializing in life sciences. In college, Dr. Zhang studied microbiology at Nankai University, which is constantly ranked in the top 10 list of Chinese universities. She then came to the U.S. to complete her graduate education in molecular biology. After getting her Ph.D. from Marquette University, she embarked on an 11-year research journey[4] to elucidate which genetic factors contributed to the alarmingly prevalent obesity and metabolic disorders of our society in the U.S. and around the globe[3].

As a researcher specializing in clinical genomics, Dr. Zhang’s research was devoted to elucidating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms (a key link between the gene and the environment) underlying the differences of people’s traits[3].

She uses a comprehensive system[5] encompassing molecular, bioinformatics, and statistical technologies in solving the clinical questions in her lab. Dr. Zhang’s work to create new knowledge in science has been documented in more than a dozen original publications in journals of high impact.

In order to extend and expand the application of the innovations and knowledge of her research work, Dr. Zhang founded GenoPalate, Inc. in 2016 to provide people with a new way of accessing the knowledge of genetics[6] and nutrition for a healthier life[7].

Personal

Dr. Zhang is a mother[3], scientist, and entrepreneur[8]. Her passion for science has taken her around the world in her quest to study bacteria, plants, populations of humans, and obesity genetics[3].

Born in 1979, she currently lives in Brookfield, WI with her husband Dave and her son Ryan.

Awards

  • 2019 - 40 Under 40, Milwaukee, USA
  • 2019 - Spirit of Marquette, Marquette University National Alumni Awards
  • 2017 - HealthTech Innovator of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
  • 2016 - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Reviewers Choice Abstract
  • 2009 - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Trainee Research Award
  • 2006 - Marquette University Fellowship, Marquette University,
  • 2004 - Marquette University Fellowship, Marquette University
  • 2000 - Nankai University Undergraduate Student Scholarship, China

External Links

References

  1. Inc, GenoPalate. "Our Science". GenoPalate Inc. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  2. Inc, GenoPalate. "Our Science". GenoPalate Inc. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Yi Sherry Zhang". HLTH. 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  4. "SKS Q&A: GenoPalate's Sherry Zhang on How Your DNA Can and Should Dictate What You Eat". The Spoon. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  5. "AI creates new possibilities for personalisation this year". Express Computer. 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  6. "Ditch Resolutions With These Products to Help You Be Healthier NOW". 730 Sage Street. 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  7. "Total Body Fitness Essentials • Really, Are You Serious? | Atlanta Mom Blogger | Southern Mom Blog | Parenting and Lifestyle". Really, Are You Serious? | Atlanta Mom Blogger | Southern Mom Blog | Parenting and Lifestyle. 2019-09-17. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  8. "Innovators, entrepreneurs gather for Milwaukee Tech Bash". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2020-01-06.