Lei Zhu, PhD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Lei Zhu, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Zhu is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Zhu received his PhD in cell biology and his MS in molecular biology from the Department of Life Science at Jilin University, China. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Winship Cancer Institute in 2018, based in Dr. Lily Yang's Nanomedicine Research Lab. Prior to his fellowship, he was an associate professor at Xiamen University in China, and served as principal investigator on projects that focused on protein chemistry in relation to cancer detection and therapy.


Dr. Zhu's research interest focuses on the development of novel theranostic nanoparticles for image-guided and targeted cancer therapy. His current research in Dr. Yang's lab is concentrating on highly translational projects related to pancreatic cancer and breast cancer theranostics with nanotechnology.


Dr. Zhu's articles have been published in a number of high impact journals, including Macromolecular Bioscience, Biomaterials, and Nanomedicine.

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