We use cryogenic electron microscopy (cryoEM) and cryogenic electron tomography (cryoET) to visualize biological complexes, which helps us understand their function and organization. At UCLA, we develop these methods and apply them to studying dynamic processes such as viral and microbial pathogenesis.

Meet Professor Zhou

  • Dr. Z. Hong Zhou is a Professor in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics department. He combines expertise in structural biology, microbiology, computational biology, and bioinformatics to address fundamental questions in biology. He is also founding director of the Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines (EICN) at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). Dr. Zhou was a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, received numerous awards, including the Basil O’Connor Scholar Award, the Established Investigator Award of American Heart Association, the Burton award, and the KH Kuo Award of Distinguished Scientist.

Contact Prof. Zhou    
310.983.1033 (w)         310.694.7527 (cell)

UCLA Mail code: 736422, BSRB 237
Courier delivery: 570 Westwood Plaza, UCLA Building 114, CNSI 5511C, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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  • Our lab is based at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the nation’s No. 1 public university. Embedded within the tapestry of our university’s rich research tradition lies a long history and enduring legacy of excellence in structural biology. 

  • Zhou lab Ph.D. students join graduate programs from a number of affiliated departments and institutions.

Research & Facilities 

Zhou Lab
California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
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