Donna D Zhang

UA SRC Associate Director, Project 1 Lead

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Musil Family Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery
  • Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy

Research Interests

Dr. Zhang’s research group is studying: (1) the molecular mechanism of a cellular defense response regulated by the transcription factor Nrf2, and the role of Nrf2 in diseases, with focus on lung cancer and diabetes; (2) arsenic in acute and chronic lung injury and lung cancer; (3) the role of autophagy in cancer and in arsenic toxicity and carcinogenicity. 


Donna D Zhang via Google Scholar


  • BA Biology/Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  • PhD Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
  • Post-Doc Biochemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.