Ziyang Zhang

Research Expertise and Interest

synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, peptides, proteins, drug discovery, cellular signal transduction, cancer, autoimmune diseases

Research Description

Ziyang Zhang is an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the Department of Chemistry.  His lab creates chemical tools to tweak our immune system and enable new therapeutic mechanisms for cancer and autoimmune diseases.  The Zhang lab integrates organic chemistry, chemical proteomics and functional genomics to discover new mutant-specific covalent ligands and chemical modulators of the adaptive immune response.  

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Building Drugs from Scratch

Ziyang Zhang, a 2022 Rose Hills Innovator, uses his synthetic chemistry background to design new small molecules to treat autoimmune disease and cancer. 
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