Dr. Jian Zhang
Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Jian Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from University of Ibaraki of Japan in 1999. After completing his postdoctoral training in North Carolina State University with Dr. M. A. Fox and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Dr. R. W. Murray, I currently work as an assistant professor in The Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS), University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). He has authored about 80 peer-review scientific papers.
Dr. Jian Zhang research interest is on developing fluorescence metal nanoprobes as a new class of nanoparticle probes for fluorescence cell imaging. Optical properties of fluorescent metal nanoparticles are greatly improved by near-field interactions between organic dyes and plasmon resonances from metal nanoparticles. The developed fluorescent metal nanoprobes are used as molecular imaging agents to detect target receptors on cell surfaces or genomic targets within cells by fluorescence intensity or lifetime cell imaging on time-resolved confocal microscopy. So far, these novel nanoparticle probes are used for determining HIV- or tumor-associated targets on cells or tissues. The results can be used for biological applications and medical diagnosis.