Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Genomic Medicine, Academic Institute
Assistant Research Member, Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
Luchang Zhu received his Ph.D. in Pathobiology in 2013 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then joined Dr. James Musser’s group at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2020, Dr. Zhu received faculty appointments as Assistant Research Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Assistant Research Member at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Research in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Zhu’s research is focused on studying the molecular pathogenesis of Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus agalactiae, the two major human pathogens causing a wide range of clinical infections. Current projects include (i) molecular mechanisms underpinning the reduced susceptibility of Streptococcus to beta-lactam antibiotics, (ii) genetic basis for Streptococcus colonization of human mucosal surfaces, and (iii) host-pathogen interactions during Streptococcal invasive infections.