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Glenn Zhang

Glenn Zhang

Dr. Glenn ZhangJob Position:
Boulware Endowed Chair

Contact Info:
Office: 212D Animal Science
Phone: 405.744.8867
Email: glenn.zhang@okstate.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Modulating Innate Host Defense

Google Scholar Profile

ResearchGate Profile


About Dr. Zhang

Dr. Glenn Zhang is currently Professor of Molecular Immunology and Boulware Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal Science at OSU.  He received his BS and MS degrees in Animal Science from China Agricultural University, and his PhD in Immunophysiology from Kansas State University.  His independent research career began at OSU in January 2002 after two years of postdoctoral training in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Immunobiology at Yale University Medical School.

Dr. Zhang’s research has been focused on the manipulation of animal innate immunity and intestinal microbiota, with the long-term goal of developing novel antibiotic-free strategies to achieve optimal animal health and productivity.  He has received over $5.4 million in grants to support his research while at OSU.  He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Science and Journal of Clinical Investigation.  His papers have received more than 5,500 citations currently with an H-index of 32.

Dr. Zhang has been recognized with such awards as the Junior Faculty Travel Award (2004) from the American Association of Immunologists, the Young Investigator Award (2008) and Chapter Lecturer Award (2015) from the OSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the James A. Whatley Award (2014) from the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Don M. Tyler Award (2014) from the OSU Department of Animal Science.  He was endowed with a Ralph and Leila Boulware Chair in Animal Science in July 2016.

Dr. Zhang is currently teaching ANSI 3423 – Animal Genetics, ANSI 4843 – Application of Biotechnology in Animal Science, and ANSI 5753 – Techniques in Animal Molecular Biology.  He thoroughly enjoys classroom instruction, student mentoring, and training of future animal scientists.  His students have received a number of prestigious awards at the national, regional, and university levels in the past.

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