University of Science Technology - China , Molecular Cell Biology
Graduate School
"chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China" (1995)
Graduate School
University of Illinois Urbana Campus (1999)

Research Interest

  • Ex vivo expansion of HSCs for cell therapy and gene therapy
  • Interplay between stem cells and cancer
  • Interplay between stem cells and immunity
  • Roles of ITIM-receptors in leukemia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hypoxia and Metabolic Properties of Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Zhang CC, Sadek H. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. 2014 12 20 epub
Profilin-1 is essential for retention and metabolism of mouse hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow.
Zheng J, Lu Z, Kocabas F, Bottcher RT, Costell M, Kang X, Liu X, DeBerardinis RJ, Wang Q, Chen G, Sadek H*, Zhang CC*. Blood 2014 123 992-1001
Novel signaling axis in CML-initiating cells.
Zhang CC Blood 2014 16 123
A motif in LILRB2 critical for Angptl2 binding and activation
Deng M*, Lu Z*, Zheng J, Wan X, Chen X, Hirayasu K, Sun H, Lam Y, Chen L, Wang Q, Song C, Huang N, Gao GF, Jiang Y, Arase H, Zhang CC. Blood 2014 epub

Honors & Awards

  • Hortense L. and Morton H. Sanger Professorship in Oncology
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
  • Royan International Research Award
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Fellow
  • Basil O’Connor Scholar, March of Dimes Foundation
  • American Society of Hematology Junior Faculty Scholar
  • Howard Temin KO1 Award, National Cancer Institute
  • Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Biomedical Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research