Professor School of Medicine

Jian Zhang, MD. PhD., is a Professor of Medical School in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). Dr Zhang received his MD degree from Department of Medicine Tianjin Medical University, China, in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2001. After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, Dr. Zhang served as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2011, his team returned to China and set up the 1st Center for Translational Medicine in Southwest of China. From 2011-2016, he serves as a professor and director for Key Laboratory of Longevity and Aging-related Diseases, Ministry of Education, China. In 2016, he joined the SUSTech as the deputy director of medical school planning office. His research interests have been focused on the study of aging-related diseases including aging-associated cancer biology. He has expertise in tumor microenvironment, chemoresistance and metastasis. He is the author/co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and a reviewer for Department of Defense panel of cancer pathobiology, Cancer Research UK program, and Australia Prostate Cancer Research Program and Key Projects in National Science Foundation . From 2015 to 2017, he served as the associate editor for “Medical Oncology”.

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Jian Zhang, MD. PhD., is a Professor and Deputy Director of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUStech) Medical School Planning Office. Dr Zhang received his MD degree in Department of Medicine from Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China, in 1986, and a PhD. in Pathology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2001. After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, Dr. Zhang served as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2011, his team returned to China and set up the 1st Center for Translational Medicine in Southwest of China. From 2011-2016, he serves as a professor and founder/director for the Key Laboratory of Longevity and Aging-related Diseases, Ministry of Education, China.  In late 2016, he joined the SUStech as the deputy director and professor for medical school planning Office.  His research interests have been focused on the study of aging-related diseases including aging-associated cancer biology. In particular, he has expertise in tumor microenvironment, chemoresistance and metastasis. He is the author/co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and a reviewer for Department of Defense panel of cancer pathobiology, Cancer Research UK program, and Australia Prostate Cancer Research Program and Key Projects in National Science Foundation and “Changjiang Scholar” China. From 2015-2016, he served as the associate editor for “Medical Oncology”.

Jian Zhang, MD. PhD., is a Professor and Deputy Director of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Medical School Planning Office. Dr Zhang received his MD degree from Department of Medicine Tianjin Medical University, China, in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2001. After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, Dr. Zhang served as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2011, his team returned to China and set up the 1st Center for Translational Medicine in Southwest of China. From 2011-2016, he serves as a professor and director for Key Laboratory of Longevity and Aging-related Diseases, Ministry of Education, China.  In 2016, he joined the SUSTech as the deputy director of medical school planning office.  His research interests have been focused on the study of aging-related diseases including aging-associated cancer biology. He has expertise in tumor microenvironment, chemoresistance and metastasis. He is the author/co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and a reviewer for Department of Defense panel of cancer pathobiology, Cancer Research UK program, and Australia Prostate Cancer Research Program and Key Projects in National Science Foundation and “Changjiang Scholar” China.  From 2015 to 2017, he served as the associate editor for “Medical Oncology”.

Research

Translational research on discovery of tumor biomarkers and validation of cancer therapeutic targets

Chemoresistance, relapse and tumor metastasis

Aging and cancer


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Professor Zhang holds six invention patents and has published more than 100 papers in international academic journals. He has won a number of domestic and international awards and was totally granted more than 6,000,000 RMB.

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