Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmacodynamics
Business Phone: (785) 320-3180
Business Email: zhangxin1@cop.ufl.edu

About Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang, PhD, joined University of Florida as a Research Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacodynamics in June 2018. Dr. Zhang was trained as an entomologist with the emphasis on molecular biology & biochemistry. He received his MS of Entomology from Cornell University and PhD of Entomology from Kansas State University. His research on mechanism of Bt resistance and chitin biosynthesis inhibition in mosquitoes facilitated the identification of new insecticidal targets and development of new insecticides. Following his PhD program, Dr. Zhang got his post doc training in immunology and vector biology at Kansans State University specifically focused on innate immunity with the emphasis on serine proteinase and inhibitors in malaria mosquito. After completed his postdoctoral training in 2015, he joined Dr. Zhou’s group as a research instructor at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to study the role of senescence in radiation-induced long-term bone marrow damage using his knowledge and experiences in molecular biology and immunology.

Research Profile

Dr. Zhang is interested in cellular senescence and hematopoietic stem cell injury. His research aims to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of long-term bone marrow injury and hematological malignancies triggered by ionizing radiation.

Grants

September 2018ACTIVE
Cancer Therapy-induced Long-term Bone Marrow Injury
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April 2018ACTIVE
Ionizing radiation induced hematological malignancies
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Education

2010
Ph.D.
Kansas State University
2010
M.S.
Cornell University
1994
B.S.
Shandong Agricultural University