The research interests of Jun Zhang, M.D., complement his clinical expertise in anatomic pathology, with an emphasis on cytopathology and molecular pathology. Dr. Zhang's research accomplishments include the discovery of diagnostic markers to distinguish thyroid cancer from benign growths and to differentiate between the precursor lesion for esophageal cancer (squamous dysplasia) and other reactive changes in the esophagus.
Significance to patient care
At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Zhang has developed more than 10 molecular diagnostic markers for use in diagnosis and prognosis. He is dedicated to combining a strong clinical and diagnostic practice with ongoing basic and translational research.
- Member, editorial board, Endocrine Pathology journal, 2015-present
- Director, Histopathology, Oncology-Molecular and Cellular Tumor Markers Laboratory, New York State Department of Health, 2013-present
- Co-chair, molecular diagnostics prostate and genitourinary working group, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 2009-present
- Leader, molecular cytology working group, Mayo Clinic, 2009-present
- First place award, 6th Annual Young Investigators' Day, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2005