Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan


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  • Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Zhiying Shan is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Science, as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of salt sensitive hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases, particularly developing novel targets for the treatment and management of those diseases.

Research Interests

  • Central Mechanism of Salt Sensitive Hypertension
  • Brain Prorenin Receptor and Hypertension
  • Brain Orexin System and Hypertension
  • Stress and Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome