2006 Early Career Investigator Grant Recipient — Lin Zhang, MD
Lin Zhang was awarded his medical degree in 1996. He served as Assistant Lecturer at Beijing Medical University from 1996 to 2000. In 2000, he joined Dr. George Coukos’ laboratory as a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, focusing on studies of the biology of human ovarian cancer. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Research Associate in Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania. In 2005 he joined the faculty as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health,School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Zhang’s current research interests focus on the function of microRNAs in human ovarian cancer. He hopes to find better cancer molecular therapeutic approaches for potential clinical applications, particularly, in ovarian cancer patients.