Lu Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Practice of Chemistry at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a teaching assistant at New York University. She holds a PhD from New York University and an MS and BS from Jilin University.
Zhang’s research interests are in DNA damage caused by chemical carcinogens that are byproducts of fossil combustion that include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The focus of Zhang’s research is on the mechanisms of recognition and processing of DNA lesions by the human nucleotide excision repair system that removes damaged DNA and thus protects the human genome from DNA-damaging exogenous and endogenous reactive chemicals.
Zhang was the recipient of the NYU Henry M. MacCracken Graduate Fellowship.
Chemical carcinogen effects on DNA
Exogenous and endogenous reactive chemical's effect on DNA
Human nucleotide excision repair system
PhD, Molecular Biochemistry, New York University, 2011
MS, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University, 2004