Biography & Research:
Dr. Zhang is currently an Associate Professor in the Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interest has been focusing on the genetic basis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Zhang has published more than 30 peer review papers in journals including Alzheimer’s Dementia, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, National Science Review, Neuropsychopharmacology, Neurobiology of Aging, Molecular Neurobiology, and British Journal of Psychiatry. Using next generation sequencing and integrative omics approaches, he has identified some notable genes for Alzheimer’s disease, such as C7 (National Science Review 2018), CFH (Neuropsychopharmacology 2016), and YAP1 (Alzheimer’s Dementia 2018). Dr. Zhang has been PIs of several grants funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and Chinese Academy of Sciences.