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Search Program Faculty/Research

Nu Zhang, Ph.D.

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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.

Selected Publications:

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. 

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. Transforming growth factor-b signaling controls the formation and maintenance of gut-resident memory T cells by regulating migration and retention. Immunity, 2013 Oct 17;39 (4):687-96. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2013.08.019. 

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. TGF-b signaling to T cells inhibits autoimmunity during lymphopenia-driven proliferation. Nat Immunol. 2012 May 27; 13(7): 667-73. doi: 10.1038/ni.2319.

Nu Zhang and Michael J. Bevan. CD8+ T cells: foot soldiers of the immune system. Immunity. 2011 Aug; 35 (2): 161-168.

Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 


Ph.D., Duke University, 2005


Phone: (210) 567-3973

Research Profile

Graduate Students

Erika Demel

Shruti Mishra