Associate Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Director of PACCM Translational Research Core Laboratory
Director of Biobank, VMI and Cardiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Zhang’s current research is focused on the molecular and genetic basis of pulmonary and vascular diseases including COPD, ILD, sleep apnea and sickle cell and systemic complications associated with these diseases. She is also actively working on the discovery and validation of prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers related to lung and vascular diseases. In addition, functional significance of disease associated genetic variants and their roles in disease pathogenesis is also one of the areas of her research team.