Dr. Ying Zhang is a Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research interests are in the areas of antibiotic resistance, bacterial persistence, pathogenesis, and development of more effective diagnosis and treatment for a range of challenging antibiotic resistant and persistent infections, including tuberculosis, Gram-negative bacterial infections, urinary tract infections, biofilm infections, and persistent Lyme disease. Recently, Dr. Zhang’s group has been working on developing more effective treatment for persistent Lyme disease and associated conditions. His group identified many FDA-approved drugs and drug combinations that have excellent activity against Borrelia burgdorferi persisters in vitro. In collaboration with colleagues, he is interested in evaluating promising drug candidates and drug combinations in animal models and in patients for more effective treatment of persistent Lyme disease and associated conditions.
Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health