Jing Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
We are interested in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, the most serious movement disorder that are afflicting about 2 million Americans currently. Our experimental models include human tissue, animal parkinsonism and cell cultures with gene manipulations. The other major area that we are working on is biomarker discovery for Parkinson’s disease with proteomics. Luckily, we have just obtained an R01 on the pathogenesis of disease; another R01 as well as an R21 were scored extremely well for the biomarker discovery project.