Biography & Research:
Dr. Hanting Zhang is currently a tenured faculty at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. He received his Bachelor/M.D. from Southern Medical University (formerly the First Military Medical University) in Guangzhou and M.S./Ph.D. of Pharmacology from Beijing Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology, China. He was a postdoctoral fellow first at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA and then at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses include identification of CNS functional roles of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs), in particular PDE4, and intracellular signaling in the mediation of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, specifically Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety, and alcoholism. Dr. Zhang has published more than 120 research papers and review articles and 18 book chapters, in addition to a book entitled “Phosphodiesterases: CNS Functions and Diseases” published by Springer (2017; 471 pages), in which he serves as the Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Zhang currently serves as the Deputy Chief Editor/Associate Editor for 8 journals and Editorial Board member for several other journals.