Dr. Ran Zhang is a Scientific Project Manager in the Neurogenetics Cluster. Her background includes obtaining a B.A. in biochemistry and an M.S. in Toxicology (Peking University in China), and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (The American University). She subsequently conducted postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and then continued her research work at the National Cancer Institute where she investigated the function of mismatch repair proteins in DNA replication and DNA repair prior to joining the NINDS as a Health Program Specialist in 2006. In 2014, she assumed her current role as the Project Manager for Genetic and Genomic Sharing where she oversees the Institute-wide efforts on developing and ensuring compliance with policy regarding sharing of biological samples and genomic data. Dr. Zhang also serves as Project Officer for the NINDS Human Genetics DNA and Cell Line Repository, a resource that receives, processes, analyzes, stores, and distributes biological samples and associated data for genetics and biomarkers projects. She is the NINDS Point of Contact for all questions and policy development regarding the management of genomic data in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), and serves as the Genomics Program Administrator (GPA), representing NINDS in trans-NIH activities regarding genetic and genomic data sharing.
Last Modified April 9, 2015