Cheng-Zhong Zhang, Ph.D.
Cheng-Zhong Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics 10 Shattuck Street Room 315B Boston, MA 02115

Cheng-Zhong Zhang obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Physics from Caltech. He received postdoctoral training in single-molecule biophysics in Timothy Springer’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School and subsequently worked on single-cell genomics and cancer biology in Matthew Meyerson’s laboratory at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He combines single-cell genomic analysis and cell biology to study genome evolution and phenotypic variation. Currently he focuses on the mechanisms and the transcriptional consequences of chromosomal abnormalities, such as rearrangement and aneuploidy, and how such events may promote tumor development.


DBMI Research Areas
Structural Alterations Driving Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Revealed by Linked-Read Genome Sequencing.
Authors: Viswanathan SR, Ha G, Hoff AM, Wala JA, Carrot-Zhang J, Whelan CW, Haradhvala NJ, Freeman SS, Reed SC, Rhoades J, Polak P, Cipicchio M, Wankowicz SA, Wong A, Kamath T, Zhang Z, Gydush GJ, Rotem D, Love JC, Getz G, Gabriel S, Zhang CZ, Dehm SM, Nelson PS, Van Allen EM, Choudhury AD, Adalsteinsson VA, Beroukhim R, Taplin ME, Meyerson M.
Cell
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SvABA: genome-wide detection of structural variants and indels by local assembly.
Authors: Wala JA, Bandopadhayay P, Greenwald NF, O'Rourke R, Sharpe T, Stewart C, Schumacher S, Li Y, Weischenfeldt J, Yao X, Nusbaum C, Campbell P, Getz G, Meyerson M, Zhang CZ, Imielinski M, Beroukhim R.
Genome Res
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Breaching Self-Tolerance to Alu Duplex RNA Underlies MDA5-Mediated Inflammation.
Authors: Ahmad S, Mu X, Yang F, Greenwald E, Park JW, Jacob E, Zhang CZ, Hur S.
Cell
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Scalable whole-exome sequencing of cell-free DNA reveals high concordance with metastatic tumors.
Authors: Adalsteinsson VA, Ha G, Freeman SS, Choudhury AD, Stover DG, Parsons HA, Gydush G, Reed SC, Rotem D, Rhoades J, Loginov D, Livitz D, Rosebrock D, Leshchiner I, Kim J, Stewart C, Rosenberg M, Francis JM, Zhang CZ, Cohen O, Oh C, Ding H, Polak P, Lloyd M, Mahmud S, Helvie K, Merrill MS, Santiago RA, O'Connor EP, Jeong SH, Leeson R, Barry RM, Kramkowski JF, Zhang Z, Polacek L, Lohr JG, Schleicher M, Lipscomb E, Saltzman A, Oliver NM, Marini L, Waks AG, Harshman LC, Tolaney SM, Van Allen EM, Winer EP, Lin NU, Nakabayashi M, Taplin ME, Johannessen CM, Garraway LA, Golub TR, Boehm JS, Wagle N, Getz G, Love JC, Meyerson M.
Nat Commun
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Integrated single-cell genetic and transcriptional analysis suggests novel drivers of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Authors: Wang L, Fan J, Francis JM, Georghiou G, Hergert S, Li S, Gambe R, Zhou CW, Yang C, Xiao S, Cin PD, Bowden M, Kotliar D, Shukla SA, Brown JR, Neuberg D, Alessi DR, Zhang CZ, Kharchenko PV, Livak KJ, Wu CJ.
Genome Res
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Genetic interrogation of circulating multiple myeloma cells at single-cell resolution.
Authors: Lohr JG, Kim S, Gould J, Knoechel B, Drier Y, Cotton MJ, Gray D, Birrer N, Wong B, Ha G, Zhang CZ, Guo G, Meyerson M, Yee AJ, Boehm JS, Raje N, Golub TR.
Sci Transl Med
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Genomic Copy Number Dictates a Gene-Independent Cell Response to CRISPR/Cas9 Targeting.
Authors: Aguirre AJ, Meyers RM, Weir BA, Vazquez F, Zhang CZ, Ben-David U, Cook A, Ha G, Harrington WF, Doshi MB, Kost-Alimova M, Gill S, Xu H, Ali LD, Jiang G, Pantel S, Lee Y, Goodale A, Cherniack AD, Oh C, Kryukov G, Cowley GS, Garraway LA, Stegmaier K, Roberts CW, Golub TR, Meyerson M, Root DE, Tsherniak A, Hahn WC.
Cancer Discov
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VariantBam: filtering and profiling of next-generational sequencing data using region-specific rules.
Authors: Wala J, Zhang CZ, Meyerson M, Beroukhim R.
Bioinformatics
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Exome sequencing of lymphomas from three dog breeds reveals somatic mutation patterns reflecting genetic background.
Authors: Elvers I, Turner-Maier J, Swofford R, Koltookian M, Johnson J, Stewart C, Zhang CZ, Schumacher SE, Beroukhim R, Rosenberg M, Thomas R, Mauceli E, Getz G, Palma FD, Modiano JF, Breen M, Lindblad-Toh K, Alföldi J.
Genome Res
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Chromothripsis from DNA damage in micronuclei.
Authors: Zhang CZ, Spektor A, Cornils H, Francis JM, Jackson EK, Liu S, Meyerson M, Pellman D.
Nature
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