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Zhang, Jitao

Zhang, Jitao

Assistant Research Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
4122 A. James Clark Hall


Ph.D. Tsinghua University, 2010


Professional Memberships

Optical Society of America (OSA), Member

The Internation Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Member

Development of the optical instruments for biological and medical application. Current focuses are to understand (1) Tissue biomechanics during neural tube closure of embryo, (2) Cellular nuclear mechanics, (3) Cell biomechanics in breast cancer, through the developed Brillouin technique, an all-optical approach to access the mechanical properties of biological samples in a non-contact and label-free manner.

A full list of publications can be found in my Google Scholar


BIOE Faculty Members Jewell and Scarcelli Promoted

Jewell and Scarcelli were promoted to BIOE Professor and Associate Professor, respectively.

UMD Researchers Shed Light on Mechanical Properties of Cells

Invention of the Year nominees invent microscope module for improved cell observation

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.