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Dr. Zhizhan Gu, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoc, Harvard Medical School (2007~2012, with Dr. Michael B. Brenner)

Ph.D., Brown University (2007, with Dr. Chi-Ming Hai)

M.D., Fudan University (2002)

     Dr. Gu was trained as an immunologist, cell biologist, physiologist & pharmacologist.  He received his M.D. degree in Clinical Medicine at Fudan University Medical School (Shanghai, China) in 2002, and then his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology at Brown University (Providence, RI, USA) in 2007 under the guidance of his Ph.D. advisor Dr. Chi-Ming Hai.  Subsequently, Dr. Gu completed his 5-year postdoctoral fellow training in The Laboratory of Dr. Michael B. Brenner (USA-NAS member) at Harvard Medical School – Brigham & Women's Hospital (Boston, MA, USA) in immunology.

     He was then a research faculty at Harvard Medical School – Brigham & Women's Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  His work has been published on Nature Genetics, Cell Reports, Journal of Cell Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, and Immunological Reviews, etc.

     Dr. Gu has broad interests in immunology, solid tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy.  His research, in detail, focuses on cell adhesion, cell signaling, protein trafficking, proteomics, immunotherapy and drug discovery (both large & small molecules) in cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases, etc.  Dr. Gu has also special interests and training in developing molecular imaging techniques such as high-speed 4D confocal live cell imaging, in vivo multiphoton intravital imaging in live animals and super-resolution imaging.

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