Dr. Yuan Zhu

Scientific Director
Gilbert Family Professor of Neurofibromatosis Research
Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
Associate Director and Senior Investigator
Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
Center for Neuroscience Research
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC 20010

Education

1987-1991 B.S. in Biochemistry with honor of “Excellent Graduate of the University”, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China

1991-1994 Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China

1994-2000 Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Postgraduate Training

2000-2003 Research Fellow, Center for Developmental Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX

Honors and Awards

1991 “Excellent Graduate of Fudan University”

1992 “Guanghua” Scholarship

1998 30th Sigma Xi Chapter Award (UT, Southwestern Med.Ctr.)

2000 Travel Scholarship from National Neurofibromatosis Foundation Inc., (New York)

2001 “Scholar in Training Award” from American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Inc.
(Philadelphia)

2001-2003 “Young Investigator Award” from National Neurofibromatosis Foundation Inc. (New York)

2002 “Scholar in Training Award” from American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Inc.
(Philadelphia)

2002 “NF1 Research Prize” from National Neurofibromatosis Foundation Inc. (New York)

2003-2006 Biological Sciences Scholars Program (BSSP) Scholar, University of Michigan Medical School

2004-2006 General Motors Cancer Research Scholars Program Scholar, General Motors Foundation

2005-2007 Brain Tumor Society Research Grant Award, Brain Tumor Society

2005-2009 Investigator-initiated Research Award, Department of Defense Neurofibromatosis Research Program

2005-2009 American Cancer Society Research Scholar, American Cancer Society

2006 Paul Daniel Bogart Leadership Chair of Research, Brain Tumor Society

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