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Zoology and Physiology|College of Arts and Sciences

Zhaojie Zhang
Director, Microscopy Facility

B.S. Shandong University, 1985

M.S. Shandong University, 1988

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, 1999 

zzhang@uwyo.edu • (307) 766-3038 • Bio Sciences 29

Teaching

Transmission Electron Microscopy (ZOO5725) - offered in Fall semester on even years

Biological Confocal Microscopy (ZOO5740) - offered in Spring semester on even years

Publications:

Wang S, Xu B, Liou LC, Ren Q,  Huang S, Luo Y, Zhang Z, and Witt SN (2012) α-Synuclein disrupts stress signaling by inhibiting polo-like kinase Cdc5/Plk2. PNAS, 2 (109):16119-16124

Ren Q, Liou LC, Gao Q, Bao X Zhang Z (2012) Bir1 deletion causes malfunction of the spindle assembly checkpoint and apoptosis in yeast. Frontier in Oncology. 2:article 93 (doi: 10.3389/fonc.2012.00093)  

Zechmann, B; Liou, L; Koffler, B; Horvat, L; Tomašić, A; Fulgosi, H; Zhang, Z (2011). Subcellular distribution of glutathione and its dynamic changes under oxidative stress in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Res. 11: 631–642

Flynn FW, Jensen DD, Thakar A, Xu X, Flynn SW, Zhang Z. (2011) Neurokinin 3 receptor forms a complex with acetylated Histone H3 and H4 in hypothalamic neurons following hyperosmotic challenge. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 301: R822–R831

Liu X, Lee YJ, Liou LC, Ren Q, Zhang Z, Wang S, Witt SN. (2011). Alpha-synuclein functions in the nucleus to protect against hydroxyurea-induced replication stress in yeast. Hum Mol Genet. 20(17):3401-14

Gao Q, Ren Q, Liou LC, Bao X, and Zhang Z (2011). Mitochondrial DNA protects against salt stress-induced cytochrome c-mediated apoptosis in yeast. FEBS Letters 585:2507-2512

Weinberger M, Mesquita A, Carroll, T Marks L, Yang H, Zhang Z, Ludovico P, and Burhans WC (2010): Growth signaling promotes chronological aging in budding yeast by inducing superoxide anions that inhibit quiescence. AGING, 2 (10): 1-18 

Liu X, Zhang X and ·Zhang Z (2010): Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase is required for cell wall structure and for tolerance to cell wall-perturbing agents in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEBS Letters 584: 1245-1250

Liu X, Yang H, Zhang X, Liu L, Lei M, Zhang, Z, Bao X (2009) BDF1 Deletion Affects Mitochondrial Function and Causes Apoptotic Cell Death under Salt Stress. FEMS Yeast Res  9: 240-246

Zhang Z and Ren Q (2009) Micro and nanoscopic observation of biological surfaces.  In "Characterization and technological applications of bio-inspired surfaces" eds. E. Favret and N. O. Fuentes. World Scientific Publishing Co., pp 135-154

Yang H, Ren Q and Zhang Z (2008) Cleavage of Mcd1 by caspase-like protease Esp1 promotes apoptosis in budding yeast. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 19(5):2127-2134

Ren Q, Yang H, Gao B and Zhang Z (2008) Global transcriptional analysis of yeast cell death induced by mutation of sister chromatid cohesin. Comparative and Functional Genomics Volume 2008, Article ID 634283 doi:10.1155/2008/634283

Jensen D, Zhang, Z and Flynn FW (2008) Trafficking of tachykinin NK3 receptor to nuclei of neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus following osmotic challenge. Neuroscience 155 (1): 308-316.

Yang L, Fang M, Du L, Zhang Z, Ren L, Yu X (2008) Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of CaSiO3:Eu3+ nanospheres prepared by the reverse micelles soft template. Materials Research Bulletin 43(10):2538-2543

Xu P, Li SY, Li Q, Van Kirk EA, Ren J, Murdoch WJ, Zhang Z, Radosz M, Shen Y (2008) Virion-Mimicking Nanocapsules from pH-Controlled Hierarchical Self-Assembly for Gene Delivery. Angewandte Chemie 120 (7): 1280-1284

Flower TR, Clark-Dixon C, Metoyer C, Yang H, Shi R, Zhang Z and Witt SN (2007)Targeting A30P Alpha-Synuclein to the Vacuole for Degradation by YGR198w (YPP1) Journal of Cell Biology 177:1091-1104

Zhang Z (2006) A multi-axial stage for stereo dissecting microscope. Microscopy Today 14 (5): 48

Yang H, Ren Q and Zhang Z (2006) Chromosome or chromatin condensation leads to meiosis or apoptosis in stationary yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cells. FEMS Yeast Res. 6(8):1254-1263.

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