Weizhen Zhang is a professor of Physiology. Dr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in Medicine from Sun Yat-sen University in 1987 and PhD degree from Peking University in 1994. Dr. Zhang has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as PNAS, Diabetes, Diabetologia, Endocrinology, and Molecular Endocrinology. Other recognitions include 10 book chapters, 20 professorships, 30 invited presentations, ad hoc reviewer for over 30 peer-reviewed journals, editorial board members of 6 peer-reviewed journals, and standing members of grant review committees such as NSFC and ADA. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on defining the mechanisms that underlie fuel sensing in the gastrointestinal tract and how the fuel sensor in GI tract coordinates the whole-body energy status to control energy metabolism.