Jiayan Zhang

Jiayan Zhang

Home Area: Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis
Mentor: Hong Zhou

Research Project:

Jiayan Zhang researches the structure and mechanism of HCMV glycoprotein by cryo-electron tomography.


Monomeric ephrinB2 binding induces allosteric changes in Nipah virus G that precede its full activation – Joyce J. W. Wong, Tracy A. Young, Jiayan Zhang, Shiheng Liu, George P. Leser, Elizabeth A. Komives, Robert A. Lamb, Z. Hong Zhou, Joshua Salafsky, Theodore S. Jardetzky. Nature Communications 2017 doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00863-3

In situ Structure of Viral RNA by Cryo Electron Tomography with Volta Phase Plate, Energy Filtering and Direct Electron To – Zhou Hong, Jiayan Zhang, Ivo Atanasov, Cristina Celma. Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 doi: 10.1017/S1431927616001227


First place in the L.E.K. 2017 Case Competition for advanced degree students and scholars in UCLA Apr 2017

Second place in the southern California society for microscopy and microanalysis (SCSMM) image competition Apr 2017 


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