1994 – M.D. – China Medical Univeristy
2004 – Ph.D. – Ehime Univeristy

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Travel and gardening.


Palm NW, de Zoete MR, Cullen TW, Barry NA, Stefanowski J, Hao L, Degnan PH, Hu J, Peter I, Zhang W, Ruggiero E, Cho JH, Goodman AL, Flavell RA. Immunoglobulin A coating identifies colitogenic bacteria in inflammatory bowel disease. Cell. 2014 Aug 28;158(5):1000-10. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.08.006. PubMed PMID: 25171403; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4174347.

Calcifying fibrous tumor of the jejunum. Poster presentation at CAP THE Pathologist Meeting. March 2015.

Zhang W, Hui K, Gusev S…Gregerson PK, Katz S, Lifton RP, Nunez G, Pe’er I, Peter I, Cho JH. Extended Haplotype Association study in Crohn’s disease identifies a novel, Ashkenazi Jewish specific missense mutation in the NF-kB pathway gene, HEATR3. Gene and Immune. 2013 Apr 25. Doi: 10.1038/gene.2013.19.

Shen H, Zhang W, Abraham C, Cho JH. Age and CD161 expression contribute to inter-individual variation in interleukin-23 response in CD8+ memory human T cells. PLos One. 2013;8:e57746. (Co first author)

Huber S, Gagliani N, Zenewicz LA, Huber FJ, Hedl M, Zhang W, O’Connor Jr W, Murphy AJ, Valenzuela DM, Yancopoulos GD, Booth CJ, Cho JH, Ouyang W, Abraham C, Flavell RA. The IL-22 – IL-22BP axis is regulated by the inflammasome and modulates tumorigenesis in the intestine. Nature. 2012 Nov 8;491:259-263.

Zhang W, Ferguson J, Ng SM, Hui K, Goh G, Lin A, Esplugues E, Flavell RA, Abraham C, Zhao H, Cho JH. Effector CD4+ T cell expression signatures in immune-mediated diseases. PLos One. 2012;7(6):e38510.

Kenny EE, Pe’er I, …, Zhang W…, Cho JH, Peter I. A genome-wide scan of Ashkenazi Jewish Crohn’s disease suggests novel susceptibility loci. PLos Genet 2012 Mar. e1002559.

Gathungu G, Zhang CK, Zhang W, Cho JH. A two-marker haplotype in the IRF5 gene is associated with inflammatory bowel disease in a North American cohort. Genes Immun. 2012 Jun;13(4):351-5.

Zhang W, Zhao J, Chen L, Urbanowicz MM, Nagasaki T. Abnormal epithelial homeostasis in the cornea of mice with a destrin deletion. Mol Vis 2008;14:1929-1939.

Kutsuna M, Kodama T, Sumida M, Nagai A, Higashine M, Zhang W, Hayashi Y, Shiraishi A, Ohashi Y. 2007. Presence of Adipose Differentiation-related Protein in Rat Meibomian Gland Cells. Exp Eye Res. 84:687-693.

Zhang W, Suzuki T, Shiraishi A, Shimamura I, Inoue Y, Ohashi Y. 2007. Case of Dentritic Keratitis Caused by Acyclovir-Resistant HSV with Frameshift Mutation. Cornea. 26: 105-106.

Lihara H, Suzuki T, Kawamura Y, Ohkusu K, Inoue Y, Zhang W, Shah MM, Ktagiri Y, Ohashi Y, Ezaki T. 2006. Emerging Multiple Mutations and High-level Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Ocular Infections. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 56:297-303.

Toshino A, Shiraishi A, Zhang W, Kodama T, Ohashi Y. 2005. Expression of Keratinocyte Transglutaminase on Corneal and Conjunctival Surface in Vitamin A Deficient Rats. Curr Eye Res. 30:731-739.

Zhang W, Shiraishi A, Suzuki A, Zheng XD, Kodama T, Ohashi Y. 2004. The Expression and Distribution of Tissue Transglutaminase in Normal and Injured Rat Cornea. 2004. Curr Eye Res. 28:37-45.13. Zheng XD, Uno T, Goto T, Zhang W, Hill JM, Ohashi Y. 2004. Pathogenic Acanthamoeba Induces Apoptosis of Human Corneal Epithelial Cells. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 48:23-29.