Zhenlei Zhou

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Teacher Name :Zhenlei Zhou

Job Title:     Professor, DVM, Ph.D

Phone         13913941626



College of Veterinary Medicine,

Nanjing Agricultural University,

Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210095, China



Research Areas and Descriptors


● Management of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia.

● Bone development and function in poultry; explore, assess and monitor innate and adaptive cell-mediated responses; etiology, pathology and treatment of femoral head necrosis in broilers, and osteoporosis in laying hens.




2004-2007                    Ph.D. in Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University

2000-2003   M.S. in Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University

1992-1997  B.S. in Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University



2016-present  Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University

2009-2015    Associate professor, Nanjing Agricultural University

2004-2008Lecturer, Nanjing Agricultural University

1997-2003     Teaching assistant, Nanjing Agricultural University



Fundamental Techniques in Veterinary Surgery, lecture, undergraduate level

● Techniques in Large Animal Surgery, lecture, undergraduate level

Veterinary Radiology Imaging, lecture, undergraduate level

Small Animal Surgery, lecture, undergraduate level

Advanced Clinical Veterinary Sciences, lecture, graduate level

● Veterinary Nursing, lecture, graduate level

Advanced Small Animal Medicine, lecture, graduate level 

Research Experience

2017-present Principle supervisor sponsored by the National Key  Research and Development Program of China (NO.2017YFD0502205): Diagnosis and treatment of bovine respiratory disease.

2016-presentPrinciple supervisor sponsored bythe National Natural Science Foundation of China (No, 31572579): Mechanisms of endoplasmic reticulum stress regulating articularchondrocyte apoptosis in the development of femoral head necrosis inbroilers.

2011-2014Principle supervisor sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK.2011648): Regulation of Runx2 in the development of tibial dyschondroplasia in broilers.

2005-2007Project supervisor sponsored by Research Foundation of Nanjing Agricultural University (NO.KJ05014): Regulating mechanism of IGF-1and GH axis in the development of osteoporosis in cage layers.

2003-2005 Principle investigator sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, NO.30270998): Study of the relationship between IGF-Ⅰgenetic polymorphism and osteoporosis in cage layers



● Senior Member, Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine

● Vice President, Small Animal Medicine Society of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine

● Vice Secretary, Senior Member, Veterinary Surgery Society of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine

●Senior Member, Veterinary Radiology Imaging Society of Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine

Published Papers

1.       Zhang M, Shi C Y, Zhou Z L*, et al. Bone characteristics, histopathology, and chondrocyte apoptosis in femoral head necrosis induced by glucocorticoid in broilers[J]. Poultry Science, 2017, 96:1609–1614. * Correspondence author.

2.       Zang M, He W, Du F, Wu G, Wu B, Zhou Z*. Analysis of the codon usage of the ORF2 gene of feline calicivirus[J]. Infection Genetics & Evolution, 2017, 54:54-59. * Correspondence author.

3.       Wang S, Zhang P, Kong X, Xie S, Li Q, Li Z*, Zhou Z*. Delicate changes of bioapatite mineral in pig femur with addition of dietary xylooligosaccharide: Evidences from Raman spectroscopy and ICP[J]. Animal Science Journal, 2017, online.* Correspondence author.

4.       Li Q, Zhao X, Wang S, Zhou Z*. Letrozole induced low estrogen levels affected the expressions of duodenal and renal calcium-processing gene in laying hens[J]. General & Comparative Endocrinology, 2018, 255:49-55.* Correspondence author.

5.       Li Q, Lu L, Xie S, Zhang P, Wang S, Zhang X, Zhou Z*, Li Z*. Mineralogical changes of bioapatite in femoral bones of mice during pregnancy[J]. Spectroscopy Letters, 2017, 50(6):336-341.* Correspondence author.

6.       Li Z, Li Q, Wang S J, Zhang L,Qiu J Y, Wu Y, Zhou Z L*. Rapid increase of carbonate in cortical bones of hens during laying period[J]. Poultry Science, 2016, 95,(12):2889-2894.* Correspondence author.

7.       Zhao Z, Liu N, Yang L, Deng Y, Wang J, Song S, Lin S, Wu A, Zhou Z*, Hou J*.Multi-mycotoxin analysisof animal feed and animal-derived food usingLC-MS/MS system with timed and highly selective reaction monitoring[J]. Anal Bioanal Chem,2015,407:7359-7368.* Correspondence author.

8.       Li P F , Zhou Z L* , Shi CY , Hou J F. Downregulation of basic fibroblast growth factor is associated withfemoral head necrosis in broilers[J]. Poultry Science, 2015,94(5):1052-9. * Correspondence author.

9.       ZhangJ , Deng Y F, Ma H J, Hou J F , Zhou Z L*. Effect of transient receptor potential vanilloid 6 gene silencing on the expression of calcium transport genes in chicken osteoblasts[J].Poultry Science, 2015,94:395-401.* Correspondence author.

10.   Zhang H, Zhou Z L* , Luo J W , Hou J F.Effects of corticosterone on the metabolic activity of cultured chicken chondrocytes[J].BMC Veterinary Research,2015,11: 86. * Correspondence author.

11.   Ma R S, Zhou Z L*, Luo J W, Zhang H, Hou J F. The Ihh signal is essential for regulating proliferation and hypertrophy of cultured chicken chondrocytes[J]. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B 166 (2013) 117–122.* Correspondence author.

12.   Luo J W, Zhou Z L*, Zhang H, Ma R S, Hou J F. Bone response of broiler chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) induced by corticosterone[J]. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 164 (2013) 410–416.* Correspondence author.

13.   Zhenlei Zhou, Dawei Yao, Yan Qiu and Deji Yang. Microsatellite instability in Marek’s Disease Virus infected primary chicken embryo fibroblasts[J]. Virology Journal,2012, 9:193.

14.   Zhou Z L, Rath N C, Huff G R, Huff W E, Rasaputra K S, Salas C, Coon C N. Bone Characteristics of 16 Wk-Old-Turkeys Subjected to Different Dietary Supplements and Simulated Stress[J]. International Journal of Poultry Science ,2011,10(5): 332-337.

15.   Zhou Z L*, Deng Y L, Tao Q S, Hu Y F, Hou J F. Effects of Gushukang, a Chinese herbal medicine, on bone characteristics and osteoporosis in laying hens[J]. Poultry Science, 2009, 88:2342-2345.

16.   Wang Y, Hou J F, Zhou Z L* . Chicken Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor- B Ligand Induces Formation of Chicken Osteoclasts from Bone marrow cells and also directly activates mature osteoclasts[J]. Poultry Science, 2008, 87:2344-2349. * Correspondence author.