Xiang Zhang

Xiang Zhang

Research Assistant Professor and Core Manager

Kettering Lab Complex

336

COM EH EGMT Zhang Lab - 0056

Kettering Building Room 336,
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Professional Summary

        Since October 2012, I have been working in Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core in the Department of Environmental Health and Public Health Sciences (http://eh.uc.edu/genomics/). My education and training experience, especially in the field of genetics and epigenetics, greatly help me to run the Core. As the Core director, I am particularly interested in the next generation sequencing that the Core is focusing on, which is an exciting and fast-moving area with wide applications in biomedical research. In the past a few years, I have been continuously introducing new services, developing new protocols to meet researchers' requirements.
        With my expertise and enthusiasm, I am committed to serve investigators by providing timely completion of their projects with high quality data, and developing new technologies for the Core to meet future needs.

Education

PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, 2003 (Genetics)

Master of Science, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai, China, 1993 (Biochemistry/Protein Chemistry)

Bachelor of Science, Shandong University Shandong Province, China, 1988 (Biochemistry)

Positions and Work Experience

2006 -2007 Jr. Research Associate, Cancer research Genetics and epigenetics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2007 -2013 Research Associate, Cancer research Genetics and epigenetics The next generation sequencing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2013 - Research Assistant Professor and Core Manager, The next generation sequencing Epigenetics Service and method development, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research and Practice Interests

        Since October 2012, I have been working in Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core in the Department of Environmental Health (http://eh.uc.edu/genomics/). My education and training experience, especially in the field of genetics and epigenetics, greatly help me to run the Core. As a Core manager, I am particularly interested in the next generation sequencing that the Core is focusing on, which is an exciting and fast-moving area with wide applications in biomedical research. In the past a few years, I have been continuously introducing new services, developing new protocols to meet researchers' requirements.
            With my expertise and enthusiasm, I am committed to serve researchers by providing timely completion of their projects with high quality data, and developing new technologies for the Core to meet future needs.

Research Support

Grant: #W81XWH-06-10376 Investigators:Zhang, Xiang 03-01-2006 -02-29-2008 Department of Defense The Relationship between Cis-Regulatory Elements in Estrogen Receptor-Beta, and the DNA Role:PI $125,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Check 3567 Investigators:Langevin, Scott; Wise-Draper, Trisha; Zhang, Xiang 01-01-2016 -12-31-2016 Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Targeted Mutation Sequencing to Predict Definitive Chemoradiation Response for Head and Neck Cancer Role:Collaborator $168,947.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R21DE027227 Investigators:Kasper, Susan; Langevin, Scott; Medvedovic, Mario; Wise-Draper, Trisha; Zhang, Xiang 09-01-2017 -08-31-2019 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Exosomal miRNA as Salivary Biomarkers for HPV+ Head and Neck Carcinoma Role:Collaborator $239,250.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R21ES031190 Investigators:Biesiada, Jacek; Ko, Chia-I; Puga, Alvaro; Zhang, Xiang 07-01-2020 -06-30-2022 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Disruption of Pluripotency by Dioxin Exposure Role:Collaborator $240,750.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zhang X, et al http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1XIci6hpXFh5v/bibliography/47307541/public/?sort=date&direction=descending .

Honors and Awards

1984 -1988 Hornor student Awarded of studentship by Shandong University, Shandong province, China. Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

1992 -1992 Studentship Award of the studentship by Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

1999 -2002 Studentship Award of the three years full-studentship for the postgraduate studies by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Fellowship

2002 Oversea Conference Grant Award of the Oversea Conference Grant by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Monetary

2004 Honored by the Selection Committee for American Association for Cancer Research Honored by the Selection Committee for American Association for Cancer Research Edward A. Smuckler Memorial Pathobiology of Cancer Workshop, Snowmass, CO. Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

2008 Travel Award Travel Award Winner of the Society for Basic Urologic Research 2008 annual meeting. Status:Recipient Level:Honorary Type:Recognition

Post Graduate Training and Education

2003-2005 Postdoctoral fellow, Cancer research Genetics and epigenetics , University of Massachusetts Medical School, ,Worcester, MA

2005-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, Cancer research Genetics and Epigenetics, University of Cincinnati, ,Cincinnati, OH

1998-1999 Visiting scholar, Reproductive biology., Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, ,New York, NY

Keywords

NGS; The next generation sequencing; sequencing; RNA-seq, miRNA-seq; methyl-seq, ChIP-seq; exome-seq

Contact Information

Research - Kettering Building Room 336,
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 5135584764
xiang.zhang@uc.edu