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

220 CCAH
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8725


Research Focus

My research focus is about the p53 family proteins and their targets and how these proteins contribute to tumor suppression and tumorigenesis in vitro and in vivo.

Specialty Focus



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

Principal Investigator, Identification of Protein Kinase(s) and Phosphatase(s) that Control p21 Phosphorylation at Serine 123 , (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Principal Investigator, The Role of p53-RBM38 Axis in Regulating Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis , (Principal Investigator), Collaborative Institutional Research Grant Pilot Funding Zhang

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Zhang J, Xu E, Ren C, Yan W, Zhang M, Chen M, Cardiff RD, Imai DM, Wisner E, Chen X Mice deficient in Rbm38, a target of the p53 family, are susceptible to accelerated aging and spontaneous tumors PNAS,
  • Link Icon 2014 Jiang Y, Zhang M, Qian Y, Xu E, Zhang J, Chen X Rbm24, an RNA-binding protein and a target of p53, regulates p21 via mRNA stability J Biol Chem,
  • Link Icon 2014 Xu E, Zhang J, Zhang M, Jiang Y, Cho S-J, Chen X RNA-binding protein RBM24 regulates p63 expression via mRNA stability Molecular Cancer Research,
  • Link Icon 2014 Qian Y, Zhang J, Jung Y-S, Chen X DEC1 Coordinates with HDAC8 to Differentially Regulate TAp73 and ?Np73 Expression PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2013 Zhang M, Zhang J, Chen X, Cho S-J, Chen X Glycogen synthase kinase 3 promotes p53 mRNA translation via phosphorylation of RNPC1 Genes & Development,
  • Link Icon 2013 Zhang J, Xu E, Chen X Regulation of Mdm2 mRNA stability by RNA-binding protein RNPC1 Oncotarget,
  • Link Icon 2013 Cho S-J, Rossi A, Jung Y-S, Yan W, Liu G, Zhang J, Zhang M, Chen X Ninjurin1, a target of p53, regulates p53 expression and p53-dependent cell survival, senescence, and radiation-induced mortality Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,
  • Link Icon 2013 Zhang J, Xu E, Chen X TAp73 protein stability is controlled by histone deacetylase 1 via regulation of Hsp90 chaperone function J Biol Chem,
  • Link Icon 2013 Yan W, Chen X, Zhang Y, Zhang J, Jung Y-S, Chen X Arsenic suppresses cell survival via Pirh2-mediated proteasomal degradation of ?Np63 protein J Biol Chem,
  • Link Icon 2013 Yan W, Liu S, Xu E, Zhang J, Zhang Y, Chen X, Chen X Histone deacetylase inhibitors suppress mutant p53 transcription via histone deacetylase 8 OncoGene,