Research Assistant Professor
Jie Zhu received her MD from the Nanjing Medical University in China where she also matched residency, followed by a 3 year fellowship training at the Soochow University Affiliated Children's Hospital. Dr. Zhu joined Dr. Teresa Woodruff's lab in 2006 as a Research Technician and worked on solving the crystal structure for one of the TGF beta superfamily member- inhibin A. After that, as an independent researcher (Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor), Dr. Zhu focused on trying to understand the specific function of the special domain for inhibin alpha subunit, which was observed in the evolutional development. Her current project involves trying to develop small molecules as chemical compounds which can specifically block activin A function to further reverse cancer related cachectic syndrome.