Weiwen Zhang

Dr. Weiwen Zhang is an associate professor research in the Center for Ecogenomics of Biodesign Institute and an affiliate professor of Microbiology in School of Life Science at Arizona State University (ASU). Prior to joining ASU, Professor Zhang was a senior research scientist II and principal investigator at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of the Department of Energy (DOE). He had doctoral and post-doctoral training in molecular microbiology and microbial metabolic pathway engineering. He has broad research experiences in genomics, proteomics, and extensive experiences in microbial genetics and physiology. Prof. Zhang has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and have eight pending US patents. His recent research focus has been on exploration of complex microbial systems using systems biology approaches, such as microarray proteomic and metagenomic analyses. Prof. Zhang's ongoing projects include: 1) Whole genome proteomics and transcriptional profiling of microbial syntrophic systems of Desulfovibrio vulgaris and Methanosarcina barkeri; 2) Transcriptional profiling of Desulfovibrio vulgaris biofilm and iron corrosion; 3) Microbial ecology and genomics study of large scale photo-synthetic bioreactors for biodiesel production; and 4) Development of statistical methods for integration and analysis of transcriptomic and proteomic data.

Affiliation: ASU