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Haitao Zhang, PhD

Haito Zhang, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor



Education:          

2000-2001     M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration on Bioinformatics Department of Computer
                      Science and Engineering State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 2000-2001
                      Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Roswell Park
                      Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York.
1995-1999     Ph.D., Experimental Pathology Roswell Park Cancer Institute, State University of New York at
                      Buffalo.
1992-1994     M.S., Genetics Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, P.R. China.
1988-1992     B.S., Molecular Biology, Nankai University, Department of Biology, Tianjin, P.R. China.


Faculty Appointments:    

2008-present    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tulane University School of
                         Medicine, Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA.
2005-2007        Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute,
                         Buffalo, NY.
2005-present    Member, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), Roswell Park
                         Cancer Institute.
2006-present    Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, Jilin University, Changchun, China.
2003-2005        Research Scientist, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
                         Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
 2001-2003       Bioinformatics Scientist, Microarray and Genomics Core Facility Roswell Park Cancer
                         Institute, Buffalo, New York.
2000-2001        Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Roswell
                         Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York.

Awards, Honors, and Memberships in Honor Societies:

2005-2008             Department of Defense (DOD) New Investigator Award.
1999                      25th Eastern Student Research Forum Travel Award.
1998                      Mark Diamond Research Fund, State University of New York at Buffalo.
1996                      Trainee Investigator Award for Excellence in Scientific Research,  Biomedicine '96,                                Washington, DC.
1995-2000             New York State Fellowship.
1991                      Ke-chang Wang Fellowship for Excellent Academic Performance, Nankai University.

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies:

Member, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
        

Original Manuscripts, letters and commentaries: 

 

PUBLICATIONS

1.    Zhou Zhaolan, Zhu Zhen, Liu Chunming, Zhang Haitao, Xiao Guifang and Li Xianghui.  Construction of a Rice Immature Seeds cDNA Library and Molecular Cloning of Oryzacystatin cDNA.  Science in China (Series C), English version, 39(3): 320-328, 1996. Chinese version 26(2): 149-155, 1996.
2.    Yan Dong, Haitao Zhang, Lesleyann Hawthor, Howard E. Ganther, and Clement Ip. (2003) Delineation of the molecular basis for selenium-induced growth arrest in human prostate cancer cells by oligonucleotide array.   Cancer Res., 63:52-59.
3.    Yan Dong, Soo O. Lee, Haitao Zhang, James R. Marshall, Allen C. Gao, and Clement Ip. (2004) Prostate specific antigen (PSA) expression is down-regulated by selenium through disruption of androgen receptor signaling.   Cancer Res., 64:19-22.
4.    Haitao Zhang, Haiwei Zhang, Laura Lee, and Margot M. Ip (2004).  The LIP isoform of C/EBPß, but not NFκB, mediates the transcriptional inhibition of ß-casein by tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF).  Endocrinology, 145:2833-2844.
5.    Eun-Mi Park, Kyoung-Soo Choi, Soo-Yeon Park, Eng-Sung Kong,  Haitao Zhang, Clement Ip, and Young-Mee Park. (2005)  A display thiol-proteomics approach to characterize global redox modification of proteins by selenium: implications for the anticancer action of selenium.  Cancer Genomics and Proteomics, 2:25-36.
6.    Haitao Zhang, Yan Dong, Hongjuan Zhao, James D. Brooks, Lesleyann Hawthorn, Norma Nowak, James R. Marshall, Allen C. Gao, and Clement Ip. (2005) Microarray data mining for potential selenium targets in chemoprevention of prostate cancer.    Cancer Genomics and Proteomics, 2:97-114.
7.    Yan Dong, Haitao Zhang, Allen C. Gao, James R. Marshall, and Clement Ip. (2005) Androgen receptor signaling intensity is a key factor in determining the sensitivity of prostate cancer cells to selenium inhibition of growth and cancer-specific biomarkers.  Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 4(7):1047-1055.

PRESENTATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITS

1.    Haitao Zhang. Delineating the molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer chemoprevention by selenium.  Invited speech. School of Medicine, Jilin University.   August 9, 2006.

2.    Haitao Zhang and Dian Yao.  A combination strategy for prostate cancer chemoprevention based on selenium suppression of androgen signaling.  Selenium 2006.  Poster presentation.  University of Wisconsin-Madision, July 25-30, 2006.

3.    Haitao Zhang.  A new strategy for prostate cancer chemoprevention.  Invited speech. Chemotherapy and Chemoprevention Research Round, RPCI.  May 17, 2006.

4.    Haitao Zhang,  Laura Lee, and Margot M. Ip.  Molecular mechanisms of TNFα regulation of mammary differentiation.   93rd Annual Meeting of American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), April 6-10, San Francisco, CA.

5.    Yan Dong, Haitao Zhang, Lesleyann Hawthorn, and Clement Ip.  Delineation of molecular basis for selenium-induced growth arrest in human prostate cancer cells by oligonucleotide array.  93rd Annual Meeting of American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), April 6-10, San Francisco, CA.

6.    Haitao Zhang, Youngnim Choi, Tian-Long Du, Uimook Choi, Pieter deJong, Steven J. Greenberg.   Transcriptional Regulation of human Recombination Activating Gene-1 (RAG-1).  25th Eastern Student Research Forum, February 24-28, Miami, FL.

7.    H. Zhang, Y. Choi, T.-L. Du, C. Wu, P. deJong, S.J. Greenberg.  Molecular Genetic Organization of the Human Recombination Activation Gene-1, Biomedicine ’96, May 3-6, Washington, DC

8.    Y. Choi, H. Zhang, T.-L. Du, P. deJong, and S.J. Greenberg.  Molecular Cloning and Characterization of the Human Recombination Activating Gene-2 Flanking and Promoter Region, Biomedicine ’96, May 3-6, Washington, DC

Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224 tulpath@tulane.edu