Qiao Zhang, PhD

Zhang, PhD

I am originally from Guangzhou, China. I went to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for my Bachelor’s degree and majored in Chemical Engineering in 2009. Then I moved to the University of Florida to pursue my Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and I graduated in 2018. I am currently a postdoc in Dr. Truskey’s lab at Duke and my research interests majorly focus on threes aspects: 1. testing novel approaches to differentiation iPSCs to endothelial cells; 2. finding out how preexisting adaptive immunity to Cas9 proteins could affect CRISPR-Cas9 based gene therapies in human muscular dystrophy, and 3. Identifying how abnormal cellular and nuclear force distributions could contribute to cell or tissue dysfunctions in Hutchison Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

Contact Information

  • Email Address: qiao.zhang415@duke.edu