Research Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
The University of Texas Health Science Center
United States of America
Dr. Zhou is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics of McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He earned his Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Zhejiang University in China in 2007, working with Prof. Yuejin Hua to investigate the molecular mechanism of DNA damage repair in an extremely radioresistant bacterium. After that, he moved to Singapore and joined Dr. Cynthia He’s lab at National University of Singapore as a research fellow to study the molecular mechanism of organelle duplication in the early branching eukaryote Trypanosoma brucei. In 2012, he joined UTHealth and worked in Dr. Ziyin Li’s lab as a research fellow to investigate the molecular mechanism of cell cycle regulation in Trypanosoma brucei. His research interest focuses on the molecular mechanism of chromosome segregation in Trypanosoma brucei.
Chromosome segregation in mitosis
Qing Zhou, Jianhua Gu, Zhao-Rong Lun, Francisco J. Ayala, Ziyin Li. Two distinct cytokinesis pathways drive trypanosome cell division initiation from opposite cell ends. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016; 113: 3287-3292.
Qing Zhou, Huiqing Hu, Ziyin Li. An EF-hand-containing protein in Trypanosoma brucei regulates cytokinesis initiation by maintaining the stability of the cytokinesis initiation factor CIF1. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2016; 291: 14395-14409.
Hung Duang Dang, Qing Zhou, Veronica W. Rowlett, Huiqing Hu, Kyu Joon Lee, William Margolin, Ziyin Li. Proximity interactions among basal body components in Trypanosoma brucei identify novel regulators of basal body biogenesis and inheritance. MBio. 2017; 8: e02120-16.
Huiqing Hu, Qing Zhou, Xianxian Han, Ziyin Li. CRL4WDR1 controls polo-like kinase protein abundance to promote bilobe duplication, basal body segregation and flagellum attachment in Trypanosoma brucei. PLoS Pathogens. 2017; 13: e1006146.