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Jin Zhang- BS, MS, PhD
Associate Project Scientist
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

220 CCAH
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8725


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1997 BS Biochemistry, Anhui University, China
2000 MS Genetics, Zhejiang Univeristy, China
2003 PhD Genetics, Fudan University, China
2007 , University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Honors and Awards

2011 Academic Federation Research Travel Award, UC Davis
2010 Academic Federation Research Travel Award, UC Davis
2006 Travel award, 13th International P53 Workshop, New York

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Mechanism of p63-depenent tumor suppresion, Xinbin Chen (Principal Investigator), NIH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Scoumanne A, Cho SJ, Zhang J, Chen X The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21 is regulated by RNA-binding protein PCBP4 via mRNA stability Nucleic Acids Res,
  • Link Icon 2011 Zhang J, Cho SJ, Shu L, Yan W, Guerrero T, Kent M, Skorupski K, Chen H, Chen X Translational repression of p53 by RNPC1, a p53 target overexpressed in lymphomas Genes Dev,
  • Link Icon 2011 Yan W, Zhang Y, Zhang J, Liu S, Cho SJ, Chen X Mutant p53 protein is targeted by arsenic for degradation and plays a role in arsenic-mediated growth suppression J Biol Chem,
  • Link Icon 2010 Zhang J, Cho SJ, Chen X RNPC1, an RNA-binding protein and a target of the p53 family, regulates p63 expression through mRNA stability Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A,
  • Link Icon 2010 Cho SJ, Zhang J, Chen X RNPC1 modulates the RNA-binding activity of, and cooperates with, HuR to regulate p21 mRNA stability Nucleic Acids Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Scoumanne A, Zhang J, Chen X PRMT5 is required for cell-cycle progression and p53 tumor suppressor function Nucleic Acids Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Zhang J, Chen X, Kent MS, Rodriguez CO, Chen X Establishment of a dog model for the p53 family pathway and identification of a novel isoform of p21 cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor Mol Can Res,
  • Link Icon 2007 Qian Y, Zhang J, Yan B, Chen X DEC1, a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor and a novel target gene of the p53 family, mediates p53-dependent premature senescence J Biol Chem,
  • Link Icon 2007 Helton ES, Zhang J, Chen X The proline-rich domain in p63 is necessary for the transcriptional and apoptosis-inducing activities of TAp63 Oncogene,
  • Link Icon 2007 Xu Y, Zhang J, Chen X The activity of p53 is differentially regulated by Brm- and Brg1-containing SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes J Biol Chem,