Jun ZHU
Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Sema4 Genomics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Dr. Zhu is professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Director of the Integrative Network Biology Group at the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, member of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Before joining Mount Sinai, he worked in both industry (Amgen, Inc, and Rosetta/Merck & CO, Inc) and academia (Sage Bionetworks, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center).

 
Dr. Zhu was formally trained in both computer science and biomedical sciences, and has a track record of doing innovative biomedical research and providing leadership in the field of systems biology. His group developed multiple new network analysis methods and pioneered several methods for integrating high dimension omics data into probabilistic network models (commented by Rockman, MV, Nature, Dec. 11, 2008). Dr. Zhu applied these approaches to multiple complex diseases including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's disease, and identified novel drug targets and shed new light on disease pathogenesis mechanisms.  His works were published in high profile journals such Science, Nature, Nature Genetics, and Cell.  For more details about Dr. Zhu's research, visit Dr. Zhu's lab at http://research.mssm.edu/integrative-network-biology/