Integrative genomics, with a focus on human stem cells; single-cell genomics; genetical genomics; epigenomics
The Zhang Lab is developing genome technologies based on single-molecule sequencing, single-cell manipulation, and chip-based synthesis and manipulation of complex DNA libraries. We apply these novel technologies to stem cell genomics, epigenomics, personal genomes and human common diseases.
Kun Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics from the University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center, he received his post-doctoral training with George Church at Harvard Medical School. He joined the faculty of UCSD Department of Bioengineering in 2007. His past research achievements include the genome sequencing on single cells, long-range haplotyping, and targeted sequencing of genome, methylome and transcriptome. He was named as one of the Rising Young Investigators by the Genome Technology Magazine for his work on single-cell genome sequencing.