Jianzhi Zhang

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
LSA: Natural Sciences
Department: 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Phone: 
7347630527
Short bio: 

B. S., Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1992

Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1998

Research summary: 

(1) Genetic basis of primate diversity and human origins (2) Yeast as an evolutionary model organism (3) Evolutionary systems biology

Recent publications: 

Grus, W. E., and J. Zhang (2013) Human lineage-specific gene inactivation. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, Pp 1-8. (Updated review)

Chen, X., and J. Zhang (2013) Why are genes encoded on the lagging strand of the bacterial genome? Genome Biol. Evol.5:2436-2439.

Zhang, J. (2014) Gene duplication. In Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology(J. Losos, eds, Oxford University Press, Oxford). DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199941728-0002. (Review)

Li, D., and J. Zhang(2014) Diet shapes the evolution of the vertebrate bitter taste receptor gene repertoire. Mol. Biol. Evol.31:303-309.

Xu, G., and J. Zhang (2014) Human coding RNA editing is generally nonadaptive. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, in press. 

Keywords: 
evolution,
Bioinformatics,
genomics,
systems biology