Faculty Member – Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang, PhD

Research Instructor 

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: (501) 526-8391
Fax: (501) 686-5156
Office: WCI 336
Email: XZhang5@uams.edu

Education & Training

PhD of Entomology from Kansas State University;
Postdoctoral training at the Division of Biology at Kansas State University

Research & Scholarly Interests

Radiation induced senescence in mammalian cells;
Development and target identification of new senolytic agents.

Honors & Awards

  • AGRO New Investigator Award from American Chemical Society, 2012.


  • Radiation Research Society, 2015-2016


  • Wang, Y., Chang, J., Liu, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, S., Zhang, X., Zhou, D., Zheng, G., 2016. Discovery of piperlongumine as a potential novel lead for the development of senolytic agents. Aging. In press.
  • Zhang, X., An, Springg, K., & Michel, K. 2016. CLIPB8 is part of the prophenoloxidase activation system in Anopheles gambiae mosquito. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 71, 106-115.
  • Zhang, X., Meekins, D., An, C., Zolkiewski,M., Battaile, K., Kanost, M.R., Lovell, S., & Michel, K. 2015. Structural and inhibitory effects of hinge loop mutagenesis in serpin 2 from the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 290(5):2946-56. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.625665.
  • Zhang, X., Mysore, K., Flannery, E., Michel, K., Severson, D.W., Zhu, K-Y.,. Duman-Scheel, M.. 2015. Chitosan/interfering RNA nanoparticle mediated gene silencing in disease vector mosquito larvae. Journal of Visualized Experiments.(), e52523, doi:10.3791/52523.
  • Zhang, X., Tiewsiri, K., Kain, W., Huang, L., Wang, P. 2012. Resistance of Trichoplusia ni to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac is independent of alteration of the cadherin-like receptor for Cry toxins. PLoS One. 7, e35991.

Curriculum Vitae