Dr. Haifeng Zhang is a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Poul Sorensen’s laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research is conducted in BC Cancer Research Centre. Dr. Zhang obtained his PhD degree in cancer biology from the University of Alberta with a full scholarship from Li Ka Shing Foundation. Dr. Zhang is the receipt of a fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and a trainee award from Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) partnered with the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation.
During his postdoc training, Dr. Zhang aims to identify the key mechanisms driving cancer cell survival under oxidative stress, an important feature of highly metastatic cancer cells. His research has uncovered a novel metastatic driver and promising immunotherapy target in Ewing sarcoma and other pediatric cancers. Currently, Dr. Zhang is working with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation − Stand Up 2 Cancer “Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Dream Team” to develop immunotherapy strategies for treating those cancers.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Zhang, please see ResearchGate.
University: University of British Columbia
Position: Post-doctoral fellow