Postdoctoral research, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
PhD, Creighton University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Omaha, Nebraska
MS, China Agricultural University, College of Biological Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
BS, China Agricultural University, College of Biological Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
Lan-Juan (Jean) Zhao’s primary research interests focus on identifying and characterizing genetic variants that affecting susceptibility to complex human disorders, such as osteoporosis, obesity, and osteoporotic fracture. She has extensive experience in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, and bone biology. She is the PI of the Louisiana Osteoporosis Study, which aims to recruit 20,000 human subjects to build a large sample pool and database for the research of identifying risk factors important for osteoporosis and related health problems. She teaches database management, and bioinformatics and genomics courses. Dr. Zhao is a reviewer for a multitude of scientific journals. She has received numerous awards, including the Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award, ASBMR (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) young investigator award, Young investigator award from International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS), and various travel awards.
View Dr. Zhao's publication at her NCBI profile page.