Zi-Jian Lan received the B.S. degree (major in pharmacology) from the China Pharmaceutical University in 1985, the M.S. degree in pharmacology from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Science in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in cell biology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va, USA, in 1998. He did the postdoctoral training in reproductive biology, molecular endocrinology, and mouse genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 1998-2003. In 2003, he was promoted to be an Instructor at BCM. In 2005, he joined the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology and Birth Defects Center of the University of Louisville (UofL). Currently he is an Assistant Professor at UofL. His research interest is to identify genetic factors contributing to female infertility, ovarian and breast cancer, and/or perinatal mortality of babies using combined physiological, pharmacological, molecular, cellular, and mouse genetic approaches. Presently Lan is focusing on the action of signal transduction pathways and steroid nuclear receptors during ovarian development and tumorigenesis.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011