The phase transition process of liquid-liquid demixing organizes proteins and RNAs into liquid compartments in cells. Zhang's lab studies how this process promotes cellular functions in healthy cells and how misregulation of it leads to cancer. Building on this, they engineer synthetic organelles by taking inspiration from cells and develop therapeutic strategies by targeting phase transition in cancer cells.
Ph.D., McGill University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania