Zhiyu Dai

Assistant Professor - Phoenix

Assistant Professor (Tenure Eligible), General Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Research Topics

Pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular disease, endothelial biology.


  • 2019, Research Assistant Professor (Vascular Biology), Northwestern University
  • 2017, Postdoc (Vascular Biology), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2013, PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • 2008, BS (Biological Science), Shandong University, China

Honors and Awards

  • Grover Conference Young Investigator Award (2019) 
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)/Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators (2019)
  • The XIII USA-China Cardiovascular Symposium Young Investigator Award (2018)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions Top Abstract Award (2016 and 2018)
  • American Thoracic Society International Conference Abstract Scholarship (2018)
  • NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) (2017)
  • American Heart Association, Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2015)
Research Interests: 
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Science
Molecular medicine