Baotong Zhang, PhD


Titles and Roles

Instructor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Baotong Zhang, PhD is an Instructor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Zhang is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology research program at Winship cancer Institute. He is an associate member of American Association for Cancer Research.


Dr. Zhang received his PhD from Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He completed his postdoc training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Zhang's research interest is to understand how prostate cancer cells develop malignancy, metastasis, and resistance to therapy and how to make metastatic prostate cancer cells druggable. His expertise includes characterization and functional evaluation of cancer genes, especially for non-coding RNAs; study how cancer genes regulate cellular behaviors of normal and cancer cells, such as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT); how genetic changes in cancer cells regulate their microenvironment, such as angiogenesis; use of various models such as in vitro 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) models of cultured cells, xenograft models, and genetically modified mice to study the process of tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis; test how cancer genes modulate the sensitivities of cancer cells to chemotherapy; how genes are transcriptionally or post-transcriptionally regulated in the context of cancer development; and how cancer cells respond to metabolic signaling.


Dr. Zhang has published extensively in major peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Communications, Theranostics, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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