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Glenn Zhang

Glenn Zhang; Oklahoma State University; Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Faculty Page; Curriculum Vitae; Genetics, Molecular Biology

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Professor - Boulware Endowed Chair

Office: 212D Animal Science

Phone: 405.744.8867



Curriculum Vitae

Animal Health Research

Genetics Research

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Dr. Zhang currently teaches ANSI 4843 – Application of Biotechnology in Animal Science and ANSI 5753 – Techniques in Animal Molecular Biology.  He thoroughly enjoys classroom instruction, student mentoring, and training of future animal scientists. His students have received a number of prestigious awards at the national, regional, and university levels such as the USDA Predoctoral Fellowship, Goldwater Scholarship, and Fulbright Student Award in the past.


Dr. Zhang is the research coordinator for our department. Dr. Zhang’s research has been focused on the manipulation of animal innate immunity and intestinal microbiota, with the long-term goal of developing novel antibiotic-free strategies to achieve optimal animal health and productivity. He has received over $6.5 million in grants to support his research while at OSU. He has authored 65 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Science and Journal of Clinical Investigation. His papers have received nearly 6,600 citations currently with an H-index of 35.

About Dr. Zhang

Dr. Glenn Zhang is a professor of molecular immunology and Boulware Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at OSU.  He received his BS and MS degrees in animal science from China Agricultural University, and his Ph.D. in immunophysiology from Kansas State University.  His independent research career began at OSU in January 2002 after two years of postdoctoral training in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Immunobiology at Yale University Medical School.

Dr. Zhang’s research is focused on the modulation of animal immunity and gut microbiota, and his group has been actively developing innovative, next-generation antibiotic alternatives for both livestock and human applications. Dr. Zhang has been recognized with such awards as the Regents Distinguished Research Award at OSU (2018), the Young Investigator Award (2008) and Chapter Lecturer Award (2015) from the OSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the James A. Whatley Award (2014) from the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Don M. Tyler Award (2014) from the OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences. He was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2012 and endowed with a Ralph and Leila Boulware Chair in Animal Science in 2016.

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