Nu Zhang, Ph.D.

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The long-term goal of Dr. Nu Zhang's research is to understand the biology and function of tissue-resident memory T (Trm) cells and tumor infiltrating T cells in health and disease, and the role of Transforming Growth Factor-b (TGF-b) in their differentiation, homeostasis and metabolic regulation.

Selected Publications:

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. Transforming growth factor-b signaling controls the formation and maintenance of gut-resident memory T cells by regulating migration and retention. Immunity, 2013 Oct 17;39 (4):687-96. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2013.08.019.

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. TGF-b signaling to T cells inhibits autoimmunity during lymphopenia-driven proliferation. Nat Immunol. 2012 May 27; 13(7): 667-73. doi: 10.1038/ni.2319.

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. CD8+ T cells: foot soldiers of the immune system. Immunity. 2011 Aug; 35 (2): 161-168.

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. Dicer Controls CD8 + T cell Activation, Migration and Survival. PNAS. 2010 107 (50): 21629-21634.

Nu Zhang and You-Wen He. An essential role c-FLIP in the efficient development of mature T lymphocytes. J Exp. Med. 2005 Aug 1; 202(3):395-404. Epub 2005 Jul 25.

Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 


Ph.D., Duke University, 2005


Phone: (210) 567-3973

Research Profile

Graduate Students

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