Huang-Ge Zhang

The Founders Chair in Cancer Research at the Brown Cancer Center

School of Medicine

Huang-Ge Zhang, Ph.D. is endowed professor of microbiology and immunology and senior scientist at the Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville.  He was recruited from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as associate professor of medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology. 

Zhang is a renowned authority in the field of autoimmune diseases and cancer immunology.  His research is focused upon understanding how the ubiquitin pathway regulates intracellular signal transduction pathways that transfer key information from the extracellular to the intracellular environment, resulting in coordinated cellular responses. 

Zhang has been the recipient of several prestigious honors and awards a few of which are the 2007 Basic, Clinical and Translational Research Award, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2004 Career Development Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation, 2001 Experimental Genetics of the Laboratory Mouse in Cancer Research Scholar Award, 2001 Young Faculty Award from the American Association of Immunology, and the 2001 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the American Federation of Medical Clinical Research. 

Zang is widely published and author or co-author of several peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Virology, Nature Biotechnology, Gene Therapy, Blood, and Hepatology. 

Zang earned his M.D. in general medicine from the Medical School of Inner Mongolia. He then earned his Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Veterinary Medical School of Inner Mongolia, Huhhet, in 1985.  Dr. Zhang attended Mississippi State University, earning a Masters and Ph.D. in Viral Immunology in 1994. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (1995-97).