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Xi Zhang

Senior Associate Professor

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1996 …2023

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Dr. Zhang received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from Duke University under the direction of Dr. Tao-shih Hsieh and went to University of California, Berkeley for her postdoctoral training under the guidance of Dr. David G. Drubin. She was appointed as an associated professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Peking University and Capital Medical University, working on molecular mechanisms of membrane trafficking in neurons and glia and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Zhang joined the Academy of Pharmacy, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Oct., 2021. While continuing her endeavor in mechanistic studies, her current research focuses on identification of potential drug targets and novel therapeutic interventions in neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Zhang is an expert in membrane trafficking and neurodegenerative diseases. She has published papers in EMBO Rep, J Neurosci, Glia, Cell Mol Life Sci, FASEB J, Mol Neurobiol, Front Cell Neurosci, J Neurochem, etc., as correspondence author. She welcomes interdisciplinary collaborations and motivated undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Biology or related disciplines to join the lab.

Research interests

Novel drug targets and therapeutic interventions

Membrane trafficking

Neurodegenerative diseases


Senior Associate Professor, Academy of Pharmacy, XJTLU, 2021-present

Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Brain Disorders, Capital Medical University, 2013-2021

Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University, 2006-2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Specialist, University of California, Berkeley, 1999-2006


APH202 Pharmacology

APH406 Advanced Pharmacology

APH002 Introduction to Basic Science of Medicine

Advanced Physiology, graduate course at CCMU

Membrane Trafficking Journal Club, graduate course at IMM, PKU

Awards and honours

2022 Jiangsu Innovation Entrepreneurship PhD (World Famous Universities)

2008 PG teacher’s award

2002-2005 Postdoctoral fellowship from American Cancer Society

1996 First prize in Carl Zeiss Imaging Contest

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Duke University, 1993-1999

B.A. in Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, 1991-1993

Undergraduate Program in Chemistry, Fudan University, 1988-1991

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