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Research Interests

Dr. Zhang's major research interests include the genetics and epigenetics of complex traits, such as risks for common diseases, drug response, and gene expression. Dr. Zhang is also developing novel epigenetics-based biomarkers for various human cancers and chronic diseases using liquid biopsy.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Vermont

… → 2004


  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomic Medicine/Personalized Medicine
  • Health Disparities
  • Microbiome
  • Systems Biology
  • Translational Research

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Grants 2014 2023

Research Output 2007 2019

Towards precision medicine: Advances in 5-hydroxymethylcytosine cancer biomarker discovery in liquid biopsy

Zeng, C., Stroup, E. K., Zhang, Z., Chiu, B. C. H. & Zhang, W., Mar 29 2019, In : Cancer Communications. 39, 1, 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Precision Medicine
Tumor Biomarkers
3 Citations (Scopus)

Genome-wide methylomic and transcriptomic analyses identify subtype-specific epigenetic signatures commonly dysregulated in glioma stem cells and glioblastoma

Pangeni, R. P., Zhang, Z., Alvarez, A. A., Wan, X., Sastry, N., Lu, S., Shi, T., Huang, T., Lei, C. X., James, C. D., Kessler, J., Brennan, C. W., Nakano, I., Lu, X., Hu, B., Zhang, W. & Cheng, S-Y., Apr 3 2018, In : Epigenetics. 13, 4, p. 432-448 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stem Cells
28 Citations (Scopus)

5-Hydroxymethylcytosine signatures in circulating cell-free DNA as diagnostic biomarkers for human cancers

Li, W., Zhang, X., Lu, X., You, L., Song, Y., Luo, Z., Zhang, J., Nie, J., Zheng, W., Xu, D., Wang, Y., Dong, Y., Yu, S., Hong, J., Shi, J., Hao, H., Luo, F., Hua, L., Wang, P., Qian, X. & 17 othersYuan, F., Wei, L., Cui, M., Zhang, T., Liao, Q., Dai, M., Liu, Z., Chen, G., Meckel, K., Adhikari, S., Jia, G., Bissonnette, M. B., Zhang, X., Zhao, Y., Zhang, W., He, C. & Liu, J., Oct 1 2017, In : Cell Research. 27, 10, p. 1243-1257 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tumor Biomarkers
Stomach Neoplasms
3 Citations (Scopus)
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Potassium Channels
Gene expression
5 Citations (Scopus)

Blood pressure and expression of microRNAs in whole blood

Zhang, Z., Joyce, B. T., Kresovich, J. K., Zheng, Y., Zhong, J., Patel, R., Zhang, W., Liu, L., Dou, C., McCracken, J. P., DõÂaz, A., Motta, V., Sanchez-Guerra, M., Bian, S., Bertazzi, P. A., Schwartz, J., Baccarelli, A. A., Wang, S. & Hou, L., Mar 1 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 3, e0173550.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood pressure
blood pressure