Dr. Donna Zhang's Updates

Jan. 15, 2024

Dr. Donna Zhang, a long-time member of the University of Arizona (UA) SRC, has been selected to receive the 2024 Society of Toxicology Leading Edge in Basic Science Award. She will be honored at the 2024 SOT Annual Meeting, March 10-14, in Salt Lake City, Utah. This award is presented to a scientist who has made a recent, seminal scientific contribution/advance to understanding fundamental mechanisms of toxicity.

Dr. Zhang’s selection for this award is well-deserved. Dr. Zhang joined the UA as an Assistant Professor in 2005.  Her research program at the UA focused on investigating the key physiological and pathological roles of the Nrf2-Keap1-ARE signaling pathway in mediating diseases, particularly those induced by exposure to environmental toxicants, such as arsenic. Dr. Zhang made pivotal contributions to both the mechanistic understanding of Nrf2 regulation and the role of Nrf2 in human diseases. 

Though Dr. Zhang is relocating to a new position in The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation and Technology in the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Florida, she will continue to lead her project in the UA SRC until the end of this current funding cycle (January 2025).

Congratulations, Dr. Zhang, for your great accomplishments!