Dr. Zhang is Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA. He is a CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, and a McNair Medical Institute Scholar. He received PhD degree in Genetics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences followed by a postdoctoral training in bioinformatics at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Before joining Baylor College of Medicine in August 2016, he had been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University for ten years. Dr. Zhang’s research program focuses on integrating genomic and proteomic data to better understand cancer biology. He has more than 100 publications in the areas of bioinformatics, proteomics and cancer systems biology. His lab has developed multiple bioinformatics tools including WebGestalt, LinkedOmics, CustomProDB, and PepQuery, etc. He has served as principal investigator, bioinformatics director, or co-investigator on more than ten federal grants. He serves frequently as program committee member in international conferences and reviewer for NIH panels. He also serves on the editorial board of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and Clinical Proteomics.
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