Guangju Zhai, PhD

Memorial University of Newfoundland


Dr. Guangju Zhai is a Full Professor at Division of Biomedical Sciences (Genetics), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He has over 20 years research experience primarily on osteoarthritis with more than 130 original scientific research publications in major medical journals and has a h-index of 61. He established the Newfoundland Osteoarthritis Study (NFOAS:, which has a primary goal of creating a biobank of human joint tissues and has produced a world-class resource to support multiple osteoarthritis projects and attract national and international collaborators. His research is supported by many funding resources and largely from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He was the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Research in 2017-2018 and the inaugural SGS ROCKStar Supervisor Award 2020. His research focuses on biomarker discovery for osteoarthritis and its comorbidities by an OMICS approach.