Dr. Zhu is now The Gilbert Family Endowed Professor in Neurofibromatosis!

We are honored and proud to announce that Dr. Zhu’s installation of The Gilbert Family Endowed Professorship in Neurofibromatosis took place in January 7, 2014. Dr. Zhu is now officially a faculty of Children’s National Medical Center as Scientific Director and The Gilbert Family Professor of Neurofibromatosis Research for the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis (NF) Institute.

“Dr. Zhu will oversee the research activities of the Gilbert Family NF Institute at Children’s National, one of the world’s largest programs for this genetic disorder, which causes tumor growth on nerve tissue. He will also serve as Senior Investigator in the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research and the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National, and as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.”

Please visit our “SocialZhu” page to see the pictures from the reception and dinner in memory of this milestone in Dr. Zhu’s scientific career.

Dr. Zhu

Zhu Laboratory has moved to Washington D.C.!

Starting from July 2013, Zhu Laboratory has become a part of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.. Too bad that we cannot be in Ann Arbor any more but we really like the Capitol 🙂

Dr. Zhu has been appointed as the Gilbert Chair in Neuroscience and Scientific Director of the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine. He is also the Associate Director and Senior Investigator of Center for Cancer and Immunology Research and Center for Neuroscience Research.

We still have ties with the University of Michigan as three of our graduate students (Daniel, Seçkin and Emma) are still Wolverines! 🙂



Zhu Lab is deemed to deserve financial support!

Two members of the Zhu Lab, Ph.D. student Seçkin Akgül and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Yuan Wang are awarded with two grants, CMB-Coleman Graduate Fellowship and Children’s Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Award, respectively. We congratulate them on their success and appreciate those who support our studies.

We have a ‘Tag’ and a ‘QR’ now!

It is now easier to access ZhuLab via your smart phones because we have a ‘Tag” and a ‘Quick Response (QR) Code’ ! Scanning either of these codes will direct your browser to ZhuLab main page immediately. The Tag will be recognized just in a second by your phone while QR takes a few seconds more. Regardless, both of them are cool 🙂