Bin Zhang to Join the Department

Danielle Randall
April 19, 2016

Dr. Bin Zhang, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University, will join the department as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2016.

Bin received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where, together with his advisor, Dr. Thomas F. Miller, he developed theoretical and computational models to unravel the molecular mechanism underlying protein translocation across the cell membrane. 

Bin's area of interest has broadened to three-dimensional genome folding and stochastic gene regulation. His primary research goal is to understand the structure-dynamics-function relationships of the human genome using an integrative approach that will combine bioinformatics, computational modeling and theoretical analysis. In particular, the goal of the Zhang Lab will be to construct high-resolution structural models of the genome to reveal its organization principles, and to incorporate genome structural dynamics into gene network models to elucidate the role of 3D genome organization in cell differentiation.