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Blood-brain barrier research group

Our research focus is on understanding the temporal gate separating the body from the brain

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Research

Welcome to Zhang Lab! We study the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a structure that both protects delicate neurons from environmental toxins yet also allows transport of nutrients. A molecular clock within this gateway to the brain makes it highly dynamic over the course of the day:night cycle. Our work seeks to understand how the clock influences the BBB, what molecules are gated by time, and how this process might be changed by disease.

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Announcements

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Jan 2022 Open positions for postdoctoral researchers
https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/85061/job
Sept 2021 Zhang lab starts at Emory University
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