Vivian Zhou, PhD

Vivian Zhou, PhD

Research Associate II


PhD, School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

Research Interests

I have engaged in medical research relating to signaling pathway, cellular differentiation and proliferation in immunology and cancer research fields since graduate school. After joining Department of Hematology/oncology Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011, my projects were focused on the hematological and immunological research, particularly in graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant. I have demonstrated that a colitogenic memory CD4+ T cell population mediated gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease. I identified a unique CD4+ T cells that expresses the beta2 integrin CD11c, displays a biased central memory phenotype, increased expression of gut-homing molecules a4b7 and CCR9. In May 2021, I joined the Janz lab. I will play a role in lab management and work on the research projects in Multiple Myeloma and blood cancer research.