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Jack Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Contact Information

Jack Zhang, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

    260 Whitney Avenue, Yale Science Building

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


Dr. Kai (Jack) Zhang majored in Biotechnology (2004-2008), and earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics, at the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2013. Dr. Zhang conducted his postdoctoral research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology from 2014 to 2018. He started his lab at the MB&B department in 2019. At Yale University, Dr. Zhang's current research focuses on the mechanisms underlying the dynamic movement of cellular materials, cell motility, and the production and distribution of cellular energy. His work employs a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on developing frontier methodologies of cryo-electron microscopy and tomography (cryo-EM/ET) to explore highly dynamic complex structures in reaction within their native cellular contexts.

Education & Training

  • Postdoc
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (2018)
  • PhD
    Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Biophysics (2013)

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