Dr Ke Wei Zhang

Research Fellow
Westmead Clinical School

Telephone 02 88903781
Fax 02 8890 4839

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Biographical details

Dr Kewei Zhang is a senior hospital scientist at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. She had been awarded a PhD in molecular biology/genetics in nephrology at the University of Melbourne in 2008. Prior to her PhD, she got a Bachelor Degree of Medicine (majored in Pulic Health, Preventive Medicine) from China Medical University in 1990.

Research interests

pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, and intrauterine fetal growth restriction; identifying genetic causes of congenital abnormalities such as bladder exstrophy; identifying genetic mutations in inherited kidney diseases.

Current projects

Biomarkers of preeclampsia and inrauterine fetal growth restriction

Keywords

Cell biology; Immunology; Pregnancy; Genetics; Molecular biology

Clinical Specialty

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Alahakoon, T., Zhang, W., Arbuckle, S., Zhang, K., Lee, V. (2018). Reduced angiogenic factor expression in intrauterine fetal growth restriction using semiquantitative immunohistochemistry and digital image analysis. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 44(5), 861-872. [More Information]
  • Wilkins, S., Zhang, K., Mahfuz, I., Quantin, R., D'Cruz, N., Hutson, J., Ee, M., Bagli, D., Aitken, K., Fong, F., et al (2012). Insertion/deletion polymorphisms in the (Delta)Np63 promoter are a risk factor for bladder exstrophy epispadias complex. PLoS Genetics, 8(12), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Berkovic, S., Dibbens, L., Oshlack, A., Silver, J., Katerelos, M., Vears, D., Lullmann-Rauch, R., Blanz, J., Zhang, K., et al (2008). Array-Based Gene Discovery with Three Unrelated Subjects Shows SCARB2/LIMP-2 Deficiency Causes Myoclonus Epilepsy and Glomerulosclerosis. American Journal of Human Genetics, 82(3), 673-684. [More Information]
  • Zhang, K., Colville, D., Tan, R., Jones, C., Alexander, S., Fletcher, J., Savige, J. (2008). The use of ocular abnormalities to diagnose X-linked Alport syndrome in children. Pediatric Nephrology, 23(8), 1245-1250. [More Information]
  • Shaw, E., Colville, D., Wang, Y., Zhang, K., Dagher, H., Fassett, R., Guymer, R., Savige, J. (2007). Characterization of the peripheral retinopathy in X-linked and autosomal recessive Alport syndrome. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 22(1), 104-108. [More Information]
  • Zhang, K., Tonna, S., Wang, Y., Rana, K., Padavarat, S., Savige, J. (2007). Do mutations in COL4A1 or COL4A2 cause thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN)? Pediatric Nephrology, 22(5), 645-651. [More Information]

2018

  • Alahakoon, T., Zhang, W., Arbuckle, S., Zhang, K., Lee, V. (2018). Reduced angiogenic factor expression in intrauterine fetal growth restriction using semiquantitative immunohistochemistry and digital image analysis. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 44(5), 861-872. [More Information]

2012

  • Wilkins, S., Zhang, K., Mahfuz, I., Quantin, R., D'Cruz, N., Hutson, J., Ee, M., Bagli, D., Aitken, K., Fong, F., et al (2012). Insertion/deletion polymorphisms in the (Delta)Np63 promoter are a risk factor for bladder exstrophy epispadias complex. PLoS Genetics, 8(12), 1-9. [More Information]

2008

  • Berkovic, S., Dibbens, L., Oshlack, A., Silver, J., Katerelos, M., Vears, D., Lullmann-Rauch, R., Blanz, J., Zhang, K., et al (2008). Array-Based Gene Discovery with Three Unrelated Subjects Shows SCARB2/LIMP-2 Deficiency Causes Myoclonus Epilepsy and Glomerulosclerosis. American Journal of Human Genetics, 82(3), 673-684. [More Information]
  • Zhang, K., Colville, D., Tan, R., Jones, C., Alexander, S., Fletcher, J., Savige, J. (2008). The use of ocular abnormalities to diagnose X-linked Alport syndrome in children. Pediatric Nephrology, 23(8), 1245-1250. [More Information]

2007

  • Shaw, E., Colville, D., Wang, Y., Zhang, K., Dagher, H., Fassett, R., Guymer, R., Savige, J. (2007). Characterization of the peripheral retinopathy in X-linked and autosomal recessive Alport syndrome. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 22(1), 104-108. [More Information]
  • Zhang, K., Tonna, S., Wang, Y., Rana, K., Padavarat, S., Savige, J. (2007). Do mutations in COL4A1 or COL4A2 cause thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN)? Pediatric Nephrology, 22(5), 645-651. [More Information]

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