Ji-fang Zhang

Ji-fang Zhang, PhD

Contact Dr. Zhang

1025 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-503-5669
215-503-2173 fax

Education

PhD, Columbia University, New York, New York - 1991
MS, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China - 1986

Focus

Calcium signaling, Ion channels, Voltage-gated calcium channels, Calcium-activated small conductance potassium channels, Structure biology, Molecular biology, Chemical Biology.

Awards

Columbia Fellow, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Columbia University (1987 – 1988)
Post-doctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association, California Affiliate (1992 – 1994)
Bugher Fellow, American Heart Association (1994 – 1996)

Research & Clinical Interest

My lab is interested in calcium signaling in the nervous system, in particular, how regulations of ion channels, such as voltage-gated calcium channels and small conductance potassium channels, contribute to changes in neuronal activities. In addition, we are interested in how small molecule compounds target these ion channels. We use a variety of techniques, including biophysical biochemical approaches, molecular biology, structural biolgy and electrophysiology to study the interactions between ion channels and other molecules.