Ze Zhang

Hometown: Karmay, China

Undergraduate institution: Nanjing Medical University

Undergraduate major: Bachelor of Medicine in Laboratory Sciences

My research interests are: Using epidemiological and bioinformatic methods to investigate the connections between etiological exposure, genetic and epigenetic modifications and diseases outcomes to better understand the underlying molecular mechanisms of disease, specifically epigenetics in cancer. The development of biomarkers at the molecular level that could be useful for diagnostic, prognostic, or treatment purposes in the future is of my interest.

Thesis advisor: Lucas Salas

Advisor's Lab: Salas Lab

Research in Progress Title or Thesis Title: Navigating multiomics in clear cell renal cell carcinomaand methylation-based cell type deconvolution in the tumor microenvironment

Career track: Both Industry and Academia

I have technical expertise in : R Programming, Laboratory Medicine

Other professional accomplishments of note:

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE: Research Assistant-Brown University School of Public Health

Links to publications:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1F5ROU0x58aYHf/cv/581766/

Fellowships, Awards, Poster Sessions or other professional accomplishments of note: : 2022 Travel Award, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center 2022 Poster, American Association for Cancer Research 2022 Poster, European Society for Medical Oncology 2022 2nd Place, Neukom Prize for Outstanding Graduate Research in Computational Science, Neukom Institute, Dartmouth College 2021 Poster, International Kidney Cancer Symposium

I chose QBS because: I'm interested in molecular epidemiology which requires skills not just in epidemiology, but bioinformatics and biostatistics as well. The QBS program is a great match for me because the integrative course and research design of epidemiology, bioinformatics and biostatistics.

Recreational Interests: I enjoy sports (basketball and soccer), movie and music.

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