Jing Zhang, MD, PhD
Acting Director, UW Medicine Neuropathology
Shaw Endowed Chair in Neuropathology
Professor of Pathology
Director, Project 3
Plasma Biomarkers for Parkisonism in Welders


E-mail: zhangj@uw.edu
Website: http://www.pathology.washington.edu/research/labs/zhang/

Mailing Address:
Harborview Medical Center
Room 2EC-09
Box 359791
Seattle, WA 98104

Research Interests

Besides being a practising neuropathologist, Dr. Zhang maintains an active research program in the area of discovering biomarkers unique to neurodegenerative disorders, e.g. Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The technology utilized centers on unbiased discovery via mass spectrometry based proteomics as well as targeted validation of various novel proteins that can assist with clinical diagnosis of AD and PD or monitor disease progression. Additionally, because proteins unique to disease progression can be potential therapeutic targets, we also exploit several in vitro and in vivo models, e.g. gene manipulation and toxin-induced parkinsonian animals, to interrogate the functions of proteins revealed by proteomics analysis.


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