Member Biography


Jianjun Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Jianjun Zhang

Jianjun Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

1050 Wishard Boulevard
Health Sciences Building, RG 6120
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-4287
Fax: (317) 274-3443

Research Program Membership

Full member:

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

Dr. Zhang's research interests include:

My primary research interest is molecular and nutritional epidemiology of cancer, with a focus on the etiology and early detection of pancreatic cancer. I am particularly interested in the identification and validation of proteomic, metabolomic, microbiome, hormonal, and genetic biomarkers that are predictive of early-stage pancreatic cancer, the malignant progression of pancreatic cysts, and treatment response in patients with pancreatic cancer. I have conducted numerous epidemiological studies that investigated the roles of diet, other lifestyle factors, genetic variants, and gene-environment interactions in the etiology and prevention of pancreatic cancer and other types of cancer.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - Utah State University, Logan, UT 2001-2002

Ph.D. - University of Leuven, Belgium 2000

M.S. - Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China 1986

M.D. - Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China 1983