Ying Zhang, MD

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA

Dr. Ying Zhang is a Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. His research interests are in the areas of antibiotic resistance, bacterial persistence, pathogenesis, and development of more effective diagnosis and treatment for bacterial infections. His group has done pioneering research on mechanisms of drug resistance in M. tuberculosis, which led to development of rapid molecular tests for drug-resistant tuberculosis. In addition, his group contributed to improved understanding of mechanisms of bacterial persistence by identifying novel genes and pathways involved in persister formation. His group has also been involved in developing innovative methods for more rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing. He is interested in developing more effective treatment strategies for some of the most prominent persistent and antibiotic resistant infections including tuberculosis, MRSA, Gram-negative bacterial infections, urinary tract infections, persistent Lyme disease, and biofilm infections.