Tongli ZhangAssistant Professor Dept. Molecular & Cellular Physiology College of Medicine, Univ. Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45267-0576 Email: email@example.com Tel: 513-558-6156
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Previous position at VT: PhD student, 2004-2008; Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009.
Current Research Interests
Living organisms have to respond properly to internal and external signals for their survival. The information processing and decision making of the cells are carried out by their molecular machineries. Mutations of the machinery often disturb the cell physiology and cause ill effects, such as the development of tumor. My aim is to understand the signal transduction pathways in mammalian cells.
We collect biochemical and physiological information from the literature and from our experimental collaborators, and then unite them into a consistent picture with the help of mathematical modeling and computer simulation. We use the model to generate novel predictions, which can be tested by our collaborators, to further refine our model.
With a realistic mathematical model, we will propose practical protocols to intervene and to fix faulty cellular responses. The protocols will hopefully contribute to tumor treatment.
|Ph.D.||2008||Virginia Tech, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.|
|M.S.||2003||China Medical University, Shenyang, China, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.|
|B.S.||2000||China Medical University, Shenyang, China, Forensic Medicine.|
|Jan 2009 - Oct 2009||Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. John Tyson's Lab, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA|
|Sep 2004 - Dec 2008||PhD Student, Genetics Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Virginia Tech|
|Aug 2003 - Jun 2004||Instructor, Department of Bioengineering, YanShan University, Qinhuangdao, China|
|With Jing.||With Jing and Grace.|
|Our little angel, Grace.||Grace, 100-days old.|
|Grace at Oxford, UK. 9 months old.||Playful Grace, 10 months old.|
|Grace with parents. 1 year old.||Happy Grace, 1 year old.|
|Grace, 13 months old.||Grace meditating.|
|April 2011, Grace in Spain.||She is almost 2 years old.|
|June 2012, Grace in Oxford, UK.||She is three years old.|
Besides spending time with my family, I like to go hiking and playing soccer.