Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Dr. Zhang studies the mechanisms underlying the differentiation and retention of tissue resident memory T cells controlled by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-B) signaling following acute infections. Dr. Zhang has the expertise and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the prosed work. He has a solid background in immunology, with specific training and expertise in key research areas.
Chaoyu Ma, Shruti Mishra, Erika L. Demel, Yong Liu and Nu Zhang. TGF-b controls the formation of kidney-resident T cells via promoting effector T cell extravasation. J. Immunol. 2017 Jan 15;198(2):749-756. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1601500.
Chaoyu Ma and Nu Zhang. Transforming growth factor-b signaling is constantly shaping memory T cell population.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015;Sep 1;112 (35): 11013-7. doi: 10.1073/ pnas. 1510119112.