Professor Xuejun Zhang graduated in clinical medicine from Anhui Medical College in 1979, received his Master’s degree in immunology from Anhui Medical College in 1989, and subsequently his PhD degree in dermatology from Shanghai Medical University in 1994. From 2003 to April 2014, he held the position of president of Anhui Medical University. He is now a Professor of Dermatology at the Institute of Dermatology, Anhui Medical University, China, a Director of Key Lab of Dermatology at the Ministry of Education, and a Director at the Institute of Dermatology, Fudan University, China. He is also a visiting professor at the Mayo Clinic and the chairman of the Chinese Psoriasis Committee. Professor Zhang is currently a board member of the International League of Dermatological Societies, (ILDS), an international honorary member of the American Dermatological Association (ADA), a member of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), honorary president of Chinese Society of Dermatology (CSD), and a board member of the Chinese Dermatologists Association. He serves as an Editorial Consultant of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and an editorial board member for four journals: Plos One, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatological Science, and Annals of Dermatology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Textbook of Dermavenereology (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th editions, in Chinese). He was the principle investigator of the top ten Chinese Scientific Achievements in 2010 and the top ten Scientific and Technological Achievements in Chinese Universities in 2012.
Professor Zhang’s research interests are mainly focused on the genetics and genomics of skin disorders and other complex diseases, where he has made several important achievements. His findings reveal the pathogenic mechanism underlying these skin disorders. He has published 314 SCI papers including one article in the New England Journal of Medicine and 22 papers in Nature Genetics, six papers in Nature communications, and 24 papers in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. These papers have been cited by SCI journals over 7000 times and 21 papers were indexed by OMIM. Professor Zhang’s H-index is 44.