Dr Guoping Zheng leads the Kidney Injury Repair and Fibrosis Study Group at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. He has made seminal contributions to the field of kidney fibrosis in DNA vaccine, MMPs and TGF-β signaling, and is a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney.

He is a medical graduate committed to research. He has a profound understanding of human disease and expertise in molecular and cellular biology, initially in cancer, and now in kidney research. He was awarded the NHMRC Dora Lush scholarship in 2000 and the Peter Doherty Fellowship in 2007. He has received three NHMRC project grants in last decade, and has played the lead role in each of these projects including as CIA, CIB, and NHMRC fellowship.

He has two registered patents and more than 51 publications, including 25 in last five years (14 in last two years), and a total of 645 citations. Guoping is a three-time winner of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research Science Prize.


Inflammation, Molecular biology, Kidney disease, Cell biology


Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Research Focus

His research interest is in the field of fibrosis in profibrotic role of MMPs, gene modified DNA vaccines, and TGF-β signaling.

Other Affiliations

Sydney Medical School > Westmead Clinical School > Westmead Clinical School

Awards and Recognition

  • 2000 -  NHMRC Dora Lush Research Scholarship
  • 2007 – NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship
  • 2005, 2006 & 2007 - Best Poster Presentation Prizes at the Annual research Symposium during Hospital Week
  • 2006, 2010 & 2013 - Westmead Institute Science Prize
  • Editorial board member for ISRN Inflammation
  • Editorial board member for the World Journal of Nephrology
  • Session Chair of Annual Scientific Meeting of Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) 2015
  • Member of Institutional Biosafety Committee for Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Member of Westmead Research Science Council
  • Panel member for postgraduate student interview
  • Executive committee member of Biospecimens / Cryogenic Storage Committee of Westmead Institute Science Council
  • Member of the Westmead Institute strategic planning committee
  • Judge for poster presentations at Westmead Hospital Week


  • PhD, Medicine, University of Sydney
  • MSci, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shanxi Medical
  • MBBS, Medicine, Shanxi Medical