Dan Zhu, PhD

    Senior Associate

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery


    • BS, Shanghai Medical University, P.R.China, 1998
    • PhD, Shanghai Medical University, P.R.China, 2003



    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • Society for Neuro-Oncology



    • Zhang SW, Lin WS, Ying XL, Zhu D, Guo MY, Gu JX. 2000. Effect of suppression of TGF-beta1 expression on cell-cycle and gene expression of beta-1,4–galactosyltransferase 1 in human hepatocarcinoma cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 273(3): 833-838.
    • Shen A, Wang H, Zhang Y, Yan J, Zhu D, Gu J. 2002. Expression of beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase II and V in rat injured sciatic nerves. Neurosci Lett. 327(1): 45-48.
    • Shen A, Yan J, Ding F, Gu XS, Zhu D, Gu J. 2003. Overexpression of -1,4-galactosyltransferase I in rat Schwann cells promotes the growth of co-cultured dorsal root ganglia. Neurosci Lett. 342(3):159-162.
    • Shen AG, Zhu D, Ding F, Zhu M, Gu XS, Gu JX. 2003. Increased gene expression of -1,4-Galactosyltransferase I in rat lesion sciatic nerve. J Mol Neurosci. 21(2), 103-110.
    • Zhu D, Shen AG, Wang Y, Gu XS, Gu JX. 2003. Developmental Regulation of -1,3-galactosyltransferase-1 Gene Expression in Mouse Brain. FEBS Lett. 538(1-3): 163-167.
    • Zhu D, Shen AG, Sun MY, Gu JX. 2003. Distinct Patterns of Expression of the -1,4-galactosyltransferases During Testicular Development in the Mouse. Mol Cell Biochem. 247(1-2):147-153.
    • Zhu D, Xiong WC, Mei L. 2006. Lipid Rafts Serve as a Signaling Platform for Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Clustering. J Neurosci. 26(18): 4841-4851.
    • Zhu D, Yang Z, Luo Z, Luo S, Xiong WC, Mei L. 2008. Muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase endocytosis in acetylcholine receptor clustering in response to agrin. J Neurosci. 28(7): 1688-1696.
    • Zhu D, Hunter SB, Vertino PM, Van Meir EG. 2011. Overexpression of MBD2 in Glioblastoma Maintains Epigenetic Silencing and Inhibits the Anti-Angiogenic Function of the Tumor Suppressor Gene BAI1. Cancer Res. 71(17):5859-5870.
    • Zhu D, Li C, Swanson AM, Villalba RM, Guo J, Zhang Z, Matheny S, Murakami T, Stephenson JR, Daniel S, Fukata M, Hall RA, Olson JJ, Neigh GN, Smith Y, Rainnie DG, Van Meir EG. 2015. BAI1 regulates spatial learning and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. J Clin Invest. 125(4):1497-1508.
    • Zhu D, Van Meir EG. 2016. BAI1: from cancer to neurological disease. Oncotarget. 7(14): 17288-17289.
    • Bolyard CM, Meisen WH, Banasavadi-Siddegowda Y, Hardcastle J, Yoo JY, Wohleb ES, Wojton J, Yu JG, Dubin S, Khosla M, Xu B, Smith JG, Alvarez-Breckenridge C, Pow-Anpongkul P, Pichiorri F, Zhang J, Old M, Zhu D, Van Meir EG, Godbout J, Caligiuri MA, Yu J, Kaur B. 2017. BAI1 Orchestrates Macrophage Inflammatory Response to HSV Infection- implications for Oncolytic Viral Therapy. Clin Cancer Res. 23(7):1809-1819.
    • Zhu D, Osuka S, Zhang Z, Reichert ZR, Yang L, Kanemura Y, Jiang Y, You S, Zhang H, Devi NS, Bhattacharya D, Takano S, Gillespie GY, Macdonald T, Tan C, Nishikawa R, Nelson WG, Olson JJ, Van Meir EG. 2018. BAI1 Suppresses Medulloblastoma Formation by Protecting p53 from Mdm2-Mediated Degradation. Cancer Cell. Jun 11;33(6):1004-1016.