Biographical Sketch


Chun-Li Zhang, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor with tenure
Appointment: Molecular Biology,
                           Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine
School: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Degree Program: Genetics, Development, and Disease Neuroscience



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

2016:           The Mobility Foundation Research Award
2015:           The Decherd Foundation Research Award
2011:           New Scholar in Aging, the Ellison Medical Foundation
2010:           NuGEN Innovation Grant Challenge Award
2010:           Research Award, the Whitehall Foundation
2009:           Research Award, the Welch Foundation
2009:           NIH Directorís New Innovator Award
2009:           Scientist Development Award, the American Heart Association
2008:           W. W. Caruth, Jr. Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research.
2005-08:     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


Research Interests

Adult neural stem cells and neurogenesis
Cell reprogramming and cellular plasticity
Traumatic brain and spinal injury