Professor of Medical Genetics
- Professor and Chair of Medical Genetics
- Vice President CAMS/PUM
Prof. Zhang’s research focuses on the molecular basis of rare Mendelian disorders. He has discovered the disease genes underlying several monogenic disorders, including familial acne inversa, Marie Unna hereditary hypotrichosis, familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification and syndactyly type V, and identified the pathogenic genomic rearrangements for congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis, X-linked congenital hypertrichosis syndrome and syndactyly type IV.
These findings have been published in high profile journals including Science, Nature Genetics and American Journal of Human Genetics.
Prof. Zhang has been on the editorial board of several international journals, including American Journal of Human Genetics, Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology.