Liman Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine


Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)        01/2020 -      

Instructor, Harvard Medical School                                            07/2018 -12/2019

Postdoctoral Fellow (CRI fellow), Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital         11/2013 – 7/2018

Areas of interest

  • Cryo-EM
  • Pathogen-host interaction
  • Inflammasome
  • Cancer and Immunodeficiency disease

Honors and awards

  • 2022-2027 R01 NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2020 Medical Research Foundation New Investigator Award
  • 2018- 2022 K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2016-2018 Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Training Fellowship Award, Cancer Research Institute, New York, United States.
  • 2013 NIBS Outstanding Student Award, NIBS, Beijing, China.


Selected publications

  • Grady Nash, Bhaskar Paidimuddala ,and Liman Zhang (2022). Structural aspects of the MHC expression control system. Biophysical Chemistry. 284: p. 106781.
  • Jianhao Cao, Grady Nash, and Liman Zhang (2022). Structural mechanisms of inflammasome regulation revealed by cryo-EM studies. Current Opinion in Structural Biology. 75:102390


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