Zhenwei Zhang


College / University

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics



P.R. China

Lab Experience

Cell culture (human tumor cell line, MDA-MB-231), techniques in molecular biology research (PCR, Real-time PCR, SDS-PAGE, Western and Southern blotting, immunofluorescence technique, RNAi), wound healing experiment, cell adhesion assay.

Projects / Research

  • 2014 – 2016: A Study on the Roles and Molecular Mechanism of Caveolin-1/Caveolae in the Cell Polarity Formation and the Expression of MT1-MMP under Shear Stress
  • 2014 – 2016: Prediction of Stress Responsive lncRNAs in Plants

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016: Award for Outstanding Graduates, UESTC
2012 – 2015: First Class People’s Scholarship, UESTC


I have a strong interest in human diseases, especially cancer. For instance, I am curious about how tumor cells interact with the microenvironment, and how tumor cells are endowed with features like anti-apoptosis, infinite proliferation as well as the ability to invade. Thus, my goal is to understand what happens at the molecular level in oncogenesis and metastasis, and try to figure out a way to cure this disease eventually.