Dr. Zhang is currently a professor of molecular immunology and Boulware Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University. He received his BS and MS degrees in Animal Science from China Agricultural University, and his Dr. in Immunophysiology from Kansas State University. He joined OSU in January 2002 after two years of postdoctoral training in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine. At OSU, Dr. Zhang's appointment is 80% research and 20% teaching. He thoroughly enjoys research, teaching, student mentoring, and training of future scientists. Dr. Zhang has been recognized with such awards as the Regents Distinguished Research Award (2018) from OSU, 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.