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Zhijing Zhang


Zhijing Zhang, Ph.D.

Zhijing Zhang, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhijing Zhang received his B.S. in Clinical Medicine from Tianjin Medical University, China, and a master’s degree in neuroscience from Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Zhang also holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He had post-doctoral training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he focused on epigenetics and the development of the nervous system. Dr. Zhang worked as a research associate in Dr. Christophe Ribelayga’s lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center to study retinal functions.  

Dr. Zhang joined the Department of Vision Sciences as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Zhang’s research interests focus on how circadian mechanisms and gap junctions affect retinal functions.