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Academic Areas: metagenomics, biocatalysis

Research Interests: We study the composition and dynamics of the microbial communities, with the intention of understanding their roles in the health of human beings and ecosystems.

Academic Degrees

PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2006

BS,  Wuhan University, 1999

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2006-2009

Professor, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. and Tech., 2009-present

Selected Publications

(1) Zhang H(*), Ning K(*). The Tara Oceans Project: New Opportunities and Greater Challenges Ahead. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2015 Oct;13(5):275-7.

(2)Junaid, Muhammad,Almuqri, Eman Abdullah,Liu, Junjun,Zhang, Houjin(*),Analyses of the Binding between Water Soluble C60 Derivatives and Potential Drug Targets through a Molecular Docking Approach.,PLos One,2016,11(2):e0147761-e0147761.

(3) Zhang, Huaidong,Zhang, Guimin,Yao, Chaoxiang,Junaid, Muhammad,Lu, Zhenghui,Zhang, Houjin(*),Ma, Yanhe(*),Structural Insight of a Trimodular Halophilic Cellulase with a Family 46 Carbohydrate-Binding Module.,PLos One,2015,10(11):e0142107-e0142107.

(4) Rahman, Mohammad Mizanur ,Muhseen, Ziyad Tariq,Junaid, Muhammad,Zhang, Houjin(*),The aromatic stacking interactions between proteins and their macromolecular ligands.,Curr Protein Pept Sci,2015,16(6):502-512.

(5) Zhang, Huaidong ,Chen, Jie,Wang, Hua,Xie, Yunchang,Ju,Jianhua,Yan, Yunjun,Zhang, Houjin(*),Structural analysis of HmtT and HmtN involved in the tailoring steps of himastatin biosynthesis.,FEBS Letters,2013,587(11):1675-1680。

Courses Taught

0705062: Metabolomics

0704211: Bioenergy

170.566: Bioenergy Techniques


“Structural basis for the self-inhibition of human RhoBTB3’s ATPase activity”, National Natural Science Fund of China, (2011-2013)

“Regulatory mechanisms of nanomaterials in autophagy, the safety concerns and their applications in cancer diagnosis and treatment”, Major Scientific Research Project, (2013-2017)

“Characterization and substrate recognition mechanism of a group of cytochrome P450 enzymes with cyclic depsipeptides as substrates”, National Natural Science Fund of China, (2017-2020)


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