Ming Xiaoming Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor
M.D.: 1982, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
Ph.D.: 1993, University of Kansas Medical Cente
Postdoctoral: University of California at Irvine


Research

Cell and developmental biology including tissue dynamics, patterning process, structure and function of extracellular matrix (ECM), stem cell differentiation, and regeneration. I use a fresh water cnadarium, hydra, as an animal model.

Teaching

Medical human anatomy to medical students. Lectures in musculoskeletal module and gastrointestinal and nutrition module. Lab instruction in all medical human anatomy labs.

Medical histology – lab instructions.

Awards

  • Student Voice Award for Teaching Excellence, 2004, 2005, 2006 2009, 2010,2011, and 2012 at School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • Chancellor's award for teaching excellence, 2005, University of Kansas.

Recent Publications

  • Aufschnaiter R, Zamir EA, Little CD, Özbek S, Münder S, David CN, Li L, Sarras MP Jr., Zhang X. (2011). In vivo imaging of basement membrane movement: ECM patterning shapes Hydra polyps. Journal of cell science. 124(23), 4027-4038.
  • Münder S, Käsbauer T, Prexl A, Aufschnaiter R, Zhang X, Towb P, Böttger A. (2010) Notch signalling defines critical boundary during budding in Hydra. Dev Biol. 2010 Aug 1;344(1):331-45.
  • Chapman JA, Kirkness EF, Simakov O, Hampson SE, Mitros T, Weinmaier T, Rattei T, Balasubramanian PG, Borman J, Busam D, Disbennett K, Pfannkoch C, Sumin N, Sutton GG, Viswanathan LD, Walenz B, Goodstein DM, Hellsten U, Kawashima T, Prochnik SE, Putnam NH, Shu S, Blumberg B, Dana CE, Gee L, Kibler DF, Law L, Lindgens D, Martinez DE, Peng J, Wigge PA, Bertulat B, Guder C, Nakamura Y, Ozbek S, Watanabe H, Khalturin K, Hemmrich G, Franke A, Augustin R, Fraune S, Hayakawa E, Hayakawa S, Hirose M, Hwang JS, Ikeo K, Nishimiya-Fujisawa C, Ogura A, Takahashi T, Steinmetz PR, Zhang X, Aufschnaiter R, Eder MK, Gorny AK, Salvenmoser W, Heimberg AM, Wheeler BM, Peterson KJ, Böttger A, Tischler P, Wolf A, Gojobori T, Remington KA, Strausberg RL, Venter JC, Technau U, Hobmayer B, Bosch TC, Holstein TW, Fujisawa T, Bode HR, David CN, Rokhsar DS, Steele RE. (2010) The dynamic genome of Hydra. Nature. 464(7288):592-6.
  • Sun A, Tang J, Terranova PF, Zhang X, Thrasher JB, Li B. (2009) Adeno-associated virus-delivered short-hairpin RNA for androgen receptor gene silencing induces tumor eradication of prostate cancer xenografts in nude mice: A pre-clinical study. Int J Cancer. 2009 Jul 29:126(3):764-774.
  • Shimizu H, Aufschnaiter R, Li L, SarrasMP Jr, Borza DB, Abrahamson DR, Sado Y, and Zhang X.(2008). The extracellular matrix of hydra is a porous sheet and contains type IV collagen. Zoology. 111:410-418
  • Shimizu H, Takaku Y, Zhang X, and Fujisawa T.  (2007). The aboral pore of hydra: evidence that the digestive tract of hydra is a tube not a sac. Dev Genes Evol 217:563-568
  • Zhang X, Boot-Handford RP, Huxley-Jones J, Forse LN, Mould AP, Robertson DL, Li L, Athiyal M, and Sarras MP, Jr. (2007). The collagens of hydra provide insight into the evolution of metazoan extracellular matrices. J Biol Chem. 282(9):6792-802
Last modified: Apr 15, 2014

Ming Xiaoming Zhang, PhD

Contact

Ming Xiaoming Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor

P: 913-588-6967
mzhang2@kumc.edu

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