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GuangJun Zhang, Ph.D.

  • Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • John T. and Winifred M. Hayward Assistant Professor of Genetic Research, Genetic Epidemiology and Comparative Medicine
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 625 Harrison Street
  • West Lafayette, IN 47907



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Education

  • 2007 - PhD | University of Florida
  • 2001 - MS | Clinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 1998 - MD | Tongji University, College of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Zhang G., Hoersch, S., Amsterdam, A., Beert, E., Whittaker, C.A., Farington, S., Catchen, J.M., Postlethwait, J.H., Legius, E., Lees, J.A., Hopkins, N. Comparative oncogenomic analysis of copy number alterations in human and zebrafish malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.PLoS Genet 9(8): e1003734. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003734
  • Zhang G., Vemulapalli, T.H., Yang J.Y. (2013) Phylooncogenomics: Examining the cancer genome in the context of vertebrate evolution. Applied & Translational Genomics, 2: 48-54.
  • Zhang G., Hoersch S., Amsterdam A., Whittaker C.A,. Lees J.A., Hopkins N. (2010). Highly aneuploid zebrafish malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors have genetic alterations similar to human cancers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107: 16940-16945.
  • Zhang, G. (2009). An Evo-Devo view on the origin of the backbone: evolutionary development of the vertebrae. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: 178-186.
  • Zhang, G. Eames, B.F. and Cohn, M.J. (2009). Evolution of Vertebrate Cartilage Development. Current Topics in Developmental Biology 86: 15-42.
  • Zhang, G. and Cohn, M.J. (2008). Genome duplication and the origin of the vertebrate skeleton. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 18:387-393.
  • Freitas, R., Zhang, G. and Cohn, M. J (2007). Multiphasic expression of HoxA and HoxD genes during shark fin development: implications for the origin of tetrapod limbs. PLoS ONE, 2: e754.
  • Zhang, G. and Cohn, M.J. (2006). Hagfish and lancelet fibrillar collagens reveal that type II collagen-based cartilage evolved in stem vertebrates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103: 16829-33.
  • Freitas, R., Zhang, G., Cohn, M.J. (2006). Evidence that mechanisms of fin development evolved in the midline of early vertebrates. Nature. 2006 442: 1033-7.
  • Zhang, G., Miyamoto, M.M., Cohn, M.J. (2006). Lamprey type II collagen and Sox9 reveal an ancient origin of the vertebrate collagenous skeleton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103: 3180-5.
  • Freitas, R., Zhang, G., Albert, J.S., Evans, D.H., Cohn, M.J. (2006). Developmental origin of shark electrosensory organs. Evolution and Development. 8: 74-80.
  • Zhang, G., Chen, Q., Qiu, C.P., Xia, M.Y. (2002). Sequence Analysis of rDNA-LSU Gene of Orientobilharzia turkestanicum from Mainland of China. Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases. 20: 86-9. (In Chinese)
  • Zhang, G., Qiu, C.P., Qiu, D.C., Xia, M.Y. (2002). Study on molecular phylogeny of Schistosoma sinensium based on mitochondrial genes. Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases. 20: 10-3. (In Chinese)
  • Zhang, G., Olivier, V., Qiu, C.P., Jourdane, J., Xia, M.Y. (2001). Afrique or Asie, quelle est l'origine evolutive des schistosomes humains? C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Sciences de la vie/Life Sciences. 324: 1001-1010. (In French)
  • Zhang, G., Qiu, C.P., Xia, M.Y. (2001). Research Progress of Schistosoma sinensium. Chinese Journal of Zoonosis. 17: 92-97. (In Chinese)
  • Wang, C.R., Zhang, G., Wang, W.J., Xu, C.B., Yu, W.C., Qiu, J.H., Xu, L.M., Shen, B.G., Xia, M.Y. (2001) Scanning electron microscopic study of the integumental surface of adult Orientobilharzia cheni. Chinese Journal of Zoonosis. 17(2): 59-63. (In Chinese)
  • Zhang, G., Qiu, D.C., Wang, C.R., Xia, M.Y. (2001). Scanning electron microscopy of the tegument of the adult Schistosoma sinensium and Orientobilharzia turkestanicum var. tuberculata and comparison with other schistosomes. Chinese Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 3: 1-5. (In Chinese)
  • Zhang, G., Qiu, C.P., Qiu, D.C., Chang, Z.S., Qin, Z.H., Xia, M.Y. (2001). Study on molecular phylogeny of Schistosoma sinensium based on nuclear ribosomal DNA. Chinese Journal of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases. 19: 201-204. (In Chinese)
  • Zhang, G., Xia, M.Y. (2000). Progress of the schistosome genomics. Foreign Medical Science, Parasitology. 27: 212-217. (In Chinese)