Clinical Laboratory Sciences Faculty and Staff Bio Page

Jianzhi Zhang
M.D., M.S., M(ASCP)
Jianzhi Zhang
Title:Associate Professor of Instruction
Program Director of Master Program
Office:SHP 4.432
Phone:(409) 772-9473
E-Folio:click to access
  • CLLS 3405 Intermediate Pathogenic Microbiology
  • CLLS 4326 Research in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • CLLS 5309 Clinical Laboratory Science Research
  • CLLS 6348 Advanced Topics in Molecular Diagnostics
  • M.S., 1995, Chinese Academy for Preventative Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
  • M.D., 1982, Shihezi Medical College, University of Shihezi, Medicine
Certifications & Licenses:
  • M(ASCP)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
  • Society for Microbiology of USA
Selected Publications:
  • Zhang, JZ, Hao JF, Walker DH, and Yu XJ. (2006). A mutation inactivating the methyltransferase gene in avirulent Madrid E strain of Rickettsia prowazekii reverted to wild type in the virulent revertant strain. Envir. Vaccine.24:2317-2323.
  • Zhang, JZ, Popov, VL, Gao,S Walker,DH Yu,XJ. (2006). The developmental cycle of Ehrlichia chaffeensis in vertebrate cells. Cell Microbiology.
  • Zhang, JZ, Guo H, Winslow GM, and Yu XJ. (2004). Expression of members of the 28- kilodalton major outer membrane protein family of Ehrlichia chaffeensis during persistent infection.. Infect Immun.72(8):4336-43.
  • Zhang, JZ, Sinha M, Luxon BA, and Yu XJ. (2004). Survival strategy of obligately intracellular Ehrlichia: novel modulation of immune response and host cell cycles.. Infect Immun.72:498-507.
  • Zhang, JZ, Lietman T, Olinger L, Miao YH. (2004). The genetic diversity of Chlamydia trachomatis and the prevalence of trachoma.. Pediatr Infect Dis J.23:217-20.
  • Long SW, Zhang XF, Zhang, JZ,Ruble RP,Teel P,Yu. (2003). Evaluation of Transovarial Transmission and Transmissibility of Ehrlichia chaffeensis (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) in Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). ). J. Med. Entomol.40: 000-000.
  • Zhang, JZ, McBride JW, Yu XJ. (2003). L-selectin and E-selectin expressed on monocytes mediating Ehrlichia chaffeensis attachment onto host cells. FEMS Microbiol. Letters.227: 303-309,.
  • Zhang XF, Zhang, JZ, Long SW, Ruble, RP, and Yu XJ. (2003). Experimental Ehrlichia chaffeensis infection in beagles. J. Med. Microbiol..52:1021-6.
  • Fournier PE, Dumler JS, Greub G, Zhang JZ, Wu YM. (2003). Gene Sequence-Based Criteria for Identification of New Rickettsia Isolates and Description of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis sp. nov. J. Clin. Microbiol.41: 5456-65.
  • Zhang JZ, Zhang YF, Yu XJ, and Wu YM. (1999). Current knowledge of Rickettsiology and Rickettsial Diseases in China. Rickettsiae and Rickettsial Diseases at the Turn of the Third Millenium.pp.247-257.
  • Zhang, JZ, Popov, VL, Walker,DH Yu,XJ. (). The target genes for knockout to attenuate Rickettsia prowazekii. In Press.
  • Liu Y, Zhang, ZK, Jiang, YQ, Zhang LH, Popov VL, Zhang. (). Obligate intracellular bacterium Ehrlichia inhibiting mitochondrial activity. Microbes and Infection. In Press.