The long-term goal of Dr. Nu Zhang's research is to understand the biology and function of tissue-resident memory T
(Trm) cells and tumor infiltrating T cells in health and disease, and the role
of Transforming Growth Factor-b (TGF-b) in
their differentiation, homeostasis and metabolic regulation.
Chaoyu Ma, Shruti Mishra, Erika L. Demel, Yong Liu and Nu Zhang. TGF-b controls the formation of kidney-resident T cells via promoting effector T cell extravasation. J. Immunol. 2017 Jan 15;198(2):749-756. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1601500.
Chaoyu Ma and Nu Zhang. Transforming growth factor-b signaling is constantly shaping memory T cell population.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015;Sep 1;112 (35): 11013-7. doi: 10.1073/ pnas. 1510119112.