Jiangjiang (Chris) Zhu, PhD

Jiangjiang (Chris) Zhu


College of Education and Human Ecology

Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Chris Zhu, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University and a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where he specializes in metabolomics studies for cancer.

Dr. Zhu’s current research includes studying host-microbiota metabolic interactions and the critical roles of nutritional components in modulating such interactions, as well as investigating the impact of therapeutic modulation of gut microbes to colorectal cancer patients. He is also developing a multiplex mass spectrometry-based metabolomics platform for cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring.

In addition to holding a patent for biomarkers for detecting and monitoring colon cancer, Dr. Zhu has co-authored more than 30 articles in well-respected publications, including Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Analytica Chimica Acta, Gynecologic Oncology and Journal of Proteome Research.

Office Location

302D Wiseman

400 W 12 Ave, Columbus, OH 43210



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