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PhD Student

UC Davis Genome Center - Metabolomics
GBSF building
451 East Health Science Drive




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Research Interests:

Lipidomics and primary metabolomics for the risk prediction of Type 2 Diabetes in the cohort of American Indians (SHFS project)

Targeted and untargeted metabolomic analysis/biological interpretation in gene knockout mouse models

Biostatistics/Association analysis

Research in Neurodevelopmental diseases/Pediatric diseases

Compound identification/structure elucidation using GC-MS or LC-MS/MS

Education/Research Experience:

09/2016-present PhD candidate in Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA

09/2016-09/2017 Teaching Assistance, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA

09/2013-06/2016 MS in Cell Biology, School of Biology& Basic Medical Sciences, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Soochow University, China

09/2009-06/2013 BS in Pharmacy, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Soochow University, China


1. Ying Zhang, Bei Gao, Luis Valdiviez, Chao Zhu, Tara Gallagher, Katrine Whiteson, and Oliver Fiehn. Comparing Stable Isotope Enrichment by Gas Chromatography with Time-of-Flight, Quadrupole Time-of-Flight, and Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry. Anal Chem., 2021, 93 (4), 2174-2182

2. Rui Yang, Ying Zhang, Wenjuan Qian, Linxiu Peng, Lili Lin, Jia Xu, Tong Xie, Jianjian Ji, Xiuqin Zhan, and Jinjun Shan. Surfactant Lipidomics of Alveolar Lavage Fluid in Mice Based on Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Coupled to Hybrid Quadrupole-Exactive Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry. Metabolites, 2019, 9(4), 80

3. Ying Zhang, Jing-Lei Chen, Zhen-Bang Chen, Yong-Ming Zhu, and Shun-Jun Ji.

Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylative Annulation Reactions Using Aryl Formate as a CO Source: Synthesis of 2-Substituted Indene-1,3(2H)-dione Derivatives. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80 (21), 10643-10650

4. Ying Zhang, Xiao Jiang, Jin-Mei Wang, Jing-Lei Chen, Yong-Ming Zhu. Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of aldehydes from aryl halides and tert-butyl isocyanide using formate salts as hydride donors. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 17060-17063.