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Xiaoqun Catherine Zhang

Manager of International Collaborations and High School Educator

After seven years of medical school training and three years working as a physician in China, in 1996 I followed my dream of moving to America to work in biomedical research and better understand health and disease. In 2000, I received my graduate degree in Biotechnology, with a major in Bioinformatics, from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. That same year, I started a research position at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The beautiful natural surroundings combined with cutting-edge science make this place heaven for me. My research results were published in 15 publications and I am the first author for five.

As a mother of two gifted children, I am very curious about the education system in the US and this curiosity brought me to the DNA Learning Center. The vision of Dave Micklos, Executive Director, about genetic education really fascinates me. I also believe science is not just for scientists. My position here at the DNA Learning Center as a manager of international collaborations and educator will enable me to share my passion, experience, and interests in science with different people, especially future scientists!

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