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.

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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!🙂

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Two great news from Emma!

Recently, Emma Jecrois has displayed an outstanding performance. First, she passed her preliminary exam with no problem. Then, she has been awarded with National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for three years! We congratulate her on her achievements and looking forward to hearing more about her new academic accomplishments.

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Seçkin meets the Colemans at the University of Michigan President’s House!

As posted earlier, Seçkin Akgül was awarded with a joint fellowship from CMB and University of Michigan President Dr. Mary Sue Coleman. Finally, Seçkin had the chance to meet with the Colemans at the President’s House. That was quite an honor!

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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.

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Zhu Lab gathers for Jerry’s birthday!

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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🙂

                                                                                                  

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Emma thinks we are the best! :)

Emma Jecrois, a neuroscience student, decided to join Zhu lab after her lab rotation. She started working on NF1 associated disease manifestations on mice models.

We congratulate her on her decision and are looking forward to hearing her exciting studies!

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Ed is heading to East Coast soon :)

Edward Kim, our lab manager, got an admission from MD/PhD program (aka MSTP) in Boston University. We congratulate him and wish him the best in his studies and training.

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Yuan Wang received his PhD! Congratulations!

Yuan Wang (now to be called Dr. Wang🙂 ) received his PhD degree from Cellular and Developmental Biology Department here at University of Michigan. He continues to work in Zhu Laboratory as a post-doc.

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