My name is Jian Zhang, and I have just received my PhD degree after 5 years of study in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Carnegie Mellon University. My PhD advisor is Dr. Yu-li Wang. Before I came to Carnegie Mellon, I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Peking University, China, where I received solid trainings in mechanics, mathematics and engineering.
My research interests lie in the area of cell mechanics, which is the study of cell behaviors in various environments with or without external stimuli, including the study of cell adhesions and cytoskeleton, the study of cellular traction forces and mechanosensing, the regulation of cell polarity and cell migration, etc. My research involves both wet lab experiments and computational modeling. As cell mechanics is an interdisciplinary filed that applies engineering principles to solve complex biological problems, I am confident that the solid trainings I received in both mechanical engineering and cell biology is going to promote the discovery of very interesting results in this field.
|2016||Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2011||B.S. in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics||Peking University|
|2009||Exchange Student||National University of Singapore|
|2011||Outstanding Graduate, Peking University|
|2011||Grand Prize Winner, Challenge Cup May-4th Youth Science Competition, Peking University1,2|
|2010||First Prize Winner, Challenge Cup May-4th Youth Science Competition, Peking University3|
|2008, 2009, 2010||Schlumberger Fellowship, Peking University|
J. Zhang, W.-H. Guo, & Y.-L. Wang. Microtubules Stabilize Cell Polarity by Localizing Rear Signals. Proc Natl Acad Sci of U.S.A., 111:46, 16383-16388, 2014. [Request PDF]
J. Zhang, W.-H. Guo, A. Rape, & Y.-L. Wang. Micropatterning Cell Adhesion on Polyacrylamide Hydrogels. In Cell-Cell Interactions: Methods and Protocols, 2ndEd. (T.A. Baudino, ed.), Springer, New York, 147-156, 2013. [Request PDF]
J. Xu, J. Zhang, H. Wang, & J. Mi. Fine Particle Behavior in the Air Flow Past a Triangular Cylinder. Aerosol Sci Technol, 47:8, 875-884, 2013. [Request PDF]
J. Zhang, J. Mi, & H. Wang. A New Mesh-Independent Model for Droplet/Particle Collision. Aerosol Sci Technol, 46:6, 622-630, 2012. [Request PDF]
Address: Scott Hall 4N001, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
August 22, 2016 Jian successfully defended his thesis. Congrats, Dr. Zhang!
Summer, 2016 Jian was expecting to graduate in this summer and was working hard on it :)
December, 2015 Jian was attending the ASCB 2015 annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
October, 2014 Jian was attending the BMES 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.
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