Yongli Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor in Cell Biology

Departments & Organizations

Cell Biology: Membrane Traffic | Zhang Lab

Faculty Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): Mechanobiology: from Cell-Cell Interactions to Tissue Mechanics; Membrane Biology; Neuroscience; Protein Folding, Dynamics and Degradation; Theoretical Biology; Virology, Infection and Immunity | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Human Disease; Imaging (super-resolution); Molecular Mechanisms; Neurobiology; Quantitative/Systems Biology

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Ph.D. Yale University, 2003

Research interest: Single-molecule biophysics and biochemistry

M.S. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1997

Research interest: Theoretical biophysics

Education & Training

PhD Yale School of Medicine (2003)
MS Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.C. (1997)
Postdoc fellow University of California

Honors & Recognition

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (2004, 2006)

  • Sinsheimer ScholarThe Alexandrine and Alexander L. Sinsheimer Fund

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Contact Info

Yongli Zhang, PhD
Lab Locations
Wet LabSterling Hall of Medicine, C-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste C215

New Haven, CT 06510
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Tweezers LabSterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste E90

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste Room E54A

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Cell BiologyPO Box 208002
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8002

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