Instructor in Genetics
Jian Zhu received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University in Guangzhou, China, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University. He was trained in protein chemistry and biophysics as a postdoc in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and subsequently in the late Dr. Evan Sandler’s laboratory here at Wash U where he had a special interest in small angle X-ray scattering. He joined Dr. Milbrandt’s group in 2019, and currently focuses on utilizing various biophysical tools to study the different components in the axon degeneration pathway.