Zhaozhong Zhu

Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Health

Department of Epidemiology

I am a postdoc fellow with Dr. Liming Liang and Dr David Christiani. Before my post-doctoral fellowship, I received doctoral of science degree in Environmental and Molecular Epidemiology at Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health and bachelor of science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

My research interests mainly include identifying the shared effect of genetic and epigenetic components for respiratory and immune illnesses, such as asthma, allergy and COPD using large-scale UK Biobank and consortium data, and I hope to transform the research findings into community prevention and clinical intervention.

Selected publication:

#serve as corresponding author

Zhu Z, Lee PH, Chaffin MD, Chung W, Loh P-R, Lu Q, Christiani DC, Liang L. A genome-wide cross-trait analysis from UK Biobank highlights the shared genetic architecture of asthma and allergic diseases. Nature Genetics 2018;50(6):857-864.

Zhu Z#, Zhu X, Liu CL, Shi H, Shen S, Yang Y, Hasegawa K, Camargo CA Jr., Liang L. Shared Genetics of Asthma and Mental Health Disorders: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Cross-Trait Analysis. European Respiratory Journal 2019;54(6).

Zhu Z#, Guo Y, Shi H, Liu CL, Panganiban RA, Chung W, O’Connor LJ, Himes BE, Gazal S, Hasegawa K, Camargo CA Jr., Qi L, Moffatt MF, Hu FB, Lu Q, Cookson WOC, Liang L. Shared genetic and experimental links between obesity-related traits and asthma subtypes in UK Biobank. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2019

Zhu Z#, Camargo CA Jr., Hasegawa K. Metabolomics in the prevention and management of asthma. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2019;13(12):1135-1138.

Lee PH, Anttila V, Won H, Feng YCA, Rosenthal J, Zhu Z (6th of 606 authors), …, Smoller JW. Genomic Relationships, Novel Loci, and Pleiotropic Mechanisms across Eight Psychiatric Disorders. Cell 2019;179(7):1469-1482.e11.

Contact information:

Email: zhz586@mail.harvard.edu

Phone: 617-432-4026

Address: 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, 1406C, Boston, MA 02115