Dr. Jack (Kai) Zhang obtained his Ph.D at the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2013. After that, he joined Dr. Andrew Carter’s lab at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, where he worked as a postdoc on the structural mechanisms of dynein-1. He officially started his appointment as an assistant professor at the MB&B department in January 2019.
Dr. Zhang’s research at Yale University focuses on the structural mechanisms of ‘moving’ things in vitro and in cells by cryo-electron microscopy. He is dedicated to methodolgy development in pursuit of his long-term research dream to reveal high-level cellular activities in atomic details.