Dr. Yun-Ping Zhou


Dr. Yun-Ping Zhou, PhD, is Executive Director, Scientific and Medical Affairs at Merck. He joined Merck Research Laboratories in 2003 as a Research Fellow, and participated or led several diabetes drug discovery programs before becoming the Director for Scientific Affairs in China. He is also an experienced general endocrinologist and has broad interests in basic science and in clinical medicine. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Zhou was a scientist at Metabolex, and a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Yun-Ping completed his residency at the Air Force General Hospital in Beijing in 1985, and served as the attending physician at the Department of Endocrinology in Shanghai Changhai Hospital from 1989 to 1992. He then started his research career at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1996. He is well known to the fields of islet biology and diabetes research, and has contributed to 40 articles in international peer reviewed journals and several patents.