Assistant Professor - Clinical
Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
395 W 12th Ave, 7th floor
Columbus, OH 43210
- Multiple sclerosis
Dr. Zhang graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he stayed for his neurology residency and received the Fred Baskin Young Investigator Award for his research on the efficacy of MS disease-modifying therapies with age. He finished a 2-year fellowship in MS at Mount Sinai, which was funded by the Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship grant. During fellowship, Dr. Zhang also earned a Masters in Clinical Research before joining OSU in 2021.
Dr. Zhang’s NIH-funded research at OSU seeks to understand mechanisms of biological aging in MS as reflected by biomarkers of senescence and epigenetic alterations and their associations with MS disease outcomes. He is also interested in distinguishing age-related changes from MS-related disease progression in older adults with MS. His goal is to develop novel therapeutics and treatment strategies for patients by taking into consideration a person’s unique aging biology to mitigate disability and functional decline in MS and related disorders.
- Medical school and neurology residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Fellowship in multiple sclerosis and Master of Science in Clinical Research: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai