Wei Zhang, born in November 1976, is a Ph.D. and a professor and doctoral tutor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University.
In 1999, he graduated from the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Anhui Agricultural College with a bachelor's degree. He then served as an assistant veterinarian at the Langxi County Animal Husbandry Center in Anhui Province. In 2001, he entered the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine of Nanjing Agricultural University. In 2007, he obtained his Ph.D. and stayed on as a teacher.In December 2009, he broke a rule to promote to associate professor and qualified as a doctoral tutor. And then he was promoted to professor in December 2014. Since 2015 to 2016, he has been a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
He is the appraiser of NSF and the head of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) Streptococcus suis Reference Laboratory.At the same time,he is also a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Jiangsu Institute of Immunology.
Now he is engaged in the teaching and research of veterinary microbiology and immunology. And the main research fields are pathogenic microbial diagnostic methods such as Streptococcus suis, immune control and pathogenesis research, and research on bacteriophage antibacterial mechanism.He has published 25 SCI papers by the first author or correspondent author by now.The main academic achievements include two.one is the establishment of a bacterial proteomics analysis platform to analysis bacterial pathogens such as Streptococcus suis systematiclily. And it identified more than 100 subunit vaccine candidate molecules and more than 60 differentially expressed proteins for diagnostic purposes to use as molecular targets and subunit vaccines. One the other is that the genetic manipulation platform of lysogenic phage and potent phage has been established, and it has been conveniently carried out to mutate the phage gene, providing a platform for further study of the molecular mechanism of phage-host binding and targeted alteration of host spectrum.
In 2010, he won the National Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Nomination Award. In November 2011, he was supported by the Ministry of Education in the new century. In 2012, he was awarded the title of “Chongshan Academic Rookie” by Nanjing Agricultural University. In 2013, he funded by the Excellent Youth Fund of the Natural Science Foundation. . He presided three national natural science funds, hosted one sub-project of the Ministry of Agriculture and one sub-project of major genetically modified projects, and head one fund for the basic research business expenses of the central colleges and universities.