Biographical Sketch


Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Molecular Biology
School: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Degree Program: Genetics and Development
                                  Integrative Biology
                                  Cancer Biology



1997-2002: UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
                     Ph.D. Genetics and Development
2003-2008: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
                     Postdoctoral Fellow


Honors and Awards

2010:           The Whitehall Foundation Research Award
2009:           NIH Directorís New Innovator Award
2009:           Scientist Development Award, the American Heart Association
2008:           W. W. Caruth, Jr. Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research.
2005-2008: HHMI Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation.
2002:           Winner of Scientific Poster Session. Pathways to Heart Failure, Dallas, TX.
2002:           Deanís Discretionary Award, UT Southwestern Medical Center.



Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
Society for Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society
Endocrinology Society


Research Interests

Neural stem cells
Nuclear hormonal receptors
Developmental biology
Animal behavior