Le Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on the immune responses of the central nervous system in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, and Multiple sclerosis, using cutting-edge single cell technologies.
Dr. Zhang obtained her B.S. in Biological Science from Peking University in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Hong Kong in 2010, where she studied epigenetic regulation in aging and senescence with Dr. Zhongjun Zhou. Dr. Zhang continued her training in epigenetics as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Zhaolan Zhou at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the field of neuroscience and as a research fellow with Dr. Jordan Kreidberg at Harvard Medical School in the area of development. After a short journey at Pfizer in the R&D of neuroscience, Dr. Zhang joined Yale School of Medicine as Associate Research Scientist, leading single cell research in neurological disorders, and started her current position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology in 2020.
Education & Training
- Research FellowHarvard Medical School (2016)
- Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2011)
- PhDThe University of Hong Kong (2010)
- BSPeking University (2004)
Honors & Recognition
|NIH NIDA’s Avenir Award (DP2)||NIH||2022|
|Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Research Scholar Award||Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center||2021|
|Women’s Health Research at Yale Pilot Project Award||Yale Women's Health Research Center||2020|
|Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pilot Project Award||Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center||2019|
|Kavli Institute for Neuroscience Innovative Research Award||Kavli Institute||2019|
|Yale Center for Genome Analysis Pilot Research||Yale University||2018|
|Keystone Symposia Scholarship||Keystone Symposia||2009|
|Yale University School of Medicine Faculty Advisory Council||Representative||2018 - Present|