Zhang Lab Members
Zili Zhang, MD, PhD, earned his medical degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University (formally Shanghai Second Medical University) in Shanghai, China, and his PhD from North Carolina State University. He completed his pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, which was followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Zhang joined Oregon Health & Science University in 2004.
Wenwei Zhong, MD, MS, earned his medical degree from ZheJiang Medical University in ZheJiang, China, and his MS degree from Jiaotong University (formally Shanghai Second Medical University) in Shanghai, China. He has extensive research experience in regulatory T cells. Dr. Zhong joined Zhang's Lab in 2006.
Sarah Ratanasopa, MD, is a 2nd year Pediatrics resident at OHSU. She attended Stanford medical school and plans to start Pediatric GI fellowship in Summer 2009. Her past GI research experiences include investigating CA 19-9 secretion by pancreatic duct epithelial cells and evaluating a new serological screening test for hypochlorhydria. Her current research interests include IBD and pancreatic disease.
Mark Hall is an undergraduate student at Oregon State University. He has worked in Dr. Zhang's Research Lab during the summer of 2008 and 2009. Mark has focused his research on the role of CXCR4 in leukocyte trafficking as well as the role of OX40 antibody on T-cell activation. His dexterous hands greatly help the advancement of these research projects. In addition, Mark is an elite cross-country runner. Mark hopes to go to Medical School after college.
Past Lab Members
Neil King, MD, is a third-year pediatric resident who finds Dr. Zhang's interest in mucosal immunobiology infectious, and has spent what time residency allows assisting with some laboratory investigation. In particular, his project involved the study of DSS-induced colitis in CD-40 knockout mice. Dr. King graduated from University of Illinois with a B.S. in biology, and also completed his M.D. at the University of Illinois. He hopes one day to pursue a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and continue a career in academic medicine.