Fenghuang (Frank) Zhan, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Contact Information

Lab: 3257 MERF
Iowa City, IA 52242



MD, Hunan Medical University, Changsha, P.R., China
MS, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Pathology, Xiangya hospital, Hunan Medical University, Changsha, China
PhD, Cancer Molecular Genetics, Hunan Medical University, Changsha, China

Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Hunan Medical University, Changsha, China
Post Doctoral Fellow, Neuroscience, University of Louisvlle, Louisville, KY
Post Doctoral Fellow, Myeloma molecular genetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Little Rock, AR

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Summary

The long-term objective of Dr. Zhan’s lab is to develop novel therapies to overcome drug resistance and deplete cancer stem cells in myeloma. The major focus of research in Dr. Zhan laboratory is to define genes that make some myeloma cells resistant to chemotherapy and confirm their findings by in vitro (myeloma cell lines and primary myeloma cells) as well as in vivo (Mouse models).