Dan Zhao
Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences


Research Interests

Structual Biology, Epigenetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology

 

Education Background:

2018/10 – present   Assistant Research Fellow     Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University

2016/10 – 2018/10  Postdoctoral Researcher       School of Medicine, Tsinghua University    

2015/04 – 2015/09  Visiting scholar                      Stem Cell Center and Department of Genetics, Yale University  

2011/09 – 2016/07   Ph.D.                                     School of Life Science, Peking University

2007/09 –2011/07    B.S.                                       School of Life Science, LanZhou University

 

Awards:

2016    The National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents

2015    Special Academic Scholarship, Peking University

2014   Social Work Scholarship, Peking University

2013   “WuSi” Scholarship, Peking Universi

2010    National Encouragement scholarship for Under-Graduate Students

2009    National scholarship for Under-Graduate Students

 

Publications:

[1] Chih-Chao Hsu*, Dan Zhao*, Jiejun Shi*, Danni Peng, Haipeng Guan, Yuanyuan Li, Yaling Huang, Hong Wen, Wei Li, Haitao Li and Xiaobing Shi. Gas41 links histone acetylation to H2A.Z deposition and maintenance of embryonic stem cell identity. Cell Discovery, 2018, 4:28. (*equal contribution)

[2] Chih-Chao Hsu*, Jiejun Shi*, Chao Yuan*, Dan Zhao*, Shiming Jiang, Jie Lyu, Xiaolu Wang, Haitao Li, Hong Wen, Wei Li, and Xiaobing Shi. Recognition of histone acetylation by the GAS41 YEATS domain promotes H2A.Z deposition in non-small cell lung cancer. Genes Dev, 2018, 32(1):58-69. (*equal contribution)

[3] Wenyi Mi*, Haipeng Guan*, Jie Lyu*, Dan Zhao*, Yuanxin Xi, Shiming Jiang, Forest H. Andrews, Xiaolu Wang, Mihai Gagea, Hong Wen, Laszlo Tora, Sharon Y.R. Dent, Tatiana G. Kutateladze, Wei Li, Haitao Li, and Xiaobing Shi. YEATS2 links histone acetylation to tumorigenesis of non-small cell lung cancer. Nature Communications, 2017, 8(1):1088. (*equal contribution)

[4] Dan Zhao, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaozhe Xiong, Zhonglei Chen, Haitao Li. YEATS Domain-A Histone Acylation Reader in Health and Disease. J Mol Biol, 2017, 429(13): 1994-2002.

[5] Zhuang Li, Dan Zhao, Bin Xiang, and Haitao Li. Structural and biochemical characterization of DAXX-ATRX interaction. Protein Cell, 2017, 8(10):762-766

[6] Yuanyuan Li, Dan Zhao, Zhonglei Chen, and Haitao Li. YEATS domain: Linking Histone Crotonylation to Gene Regulation. Transcription, 2017, 8(1):9-14

[7] Yuanyuan Li, Benjamin R. Sabari, Tatyana Panchenko, Hong Wen, Dan Zhao, Haipeng Guan, Liling Wan, He Huang, Zhanyun Tang, Yingming Zhao, Robert G. Roeder, Xiaobing Shi, C. David Allis, and Haitao Li. Molecular Coupling of Histone Crotonylation and Active Transcription by AF9 YEATS Domain. Molecular Cell, 2016, 62(2):181-93

[8] Dan Zhao, Haipeng Guan, Shuai Zhao, Wenyi Mi, Hong Wen, Tiemei Li, Yuanyuan Li, Yingming Zhao, C. David Allis, Or Gozani, Xiaobing Shi and Haitao Li. YEATS2 is a selective histone crotonylation reader. Cell Research, 2016, 26(5):629-632

[9] Dan Zhao, Xiaojie Zhang, Haipeng Guan, Xiaozhe Xiong, Xiaomeng Shi, Haiteng Deng, Haitao Li. The BAH domain of BAHD1 is a histone H3K27me3 reader. Protein Cell, 2016, 7(3):222-226

[10] Xiaojie Zhang, Dan Zhao, Xiaozhe Xiong, Zhimin He, and Haitao Li. Multifaceted Histone H3 Methylation and Phosphorylation Readout by the Plant Homeodomain Finger of Human Nuclear Antigen Sp100C. J Biol Chem, 2016, 291(24):12786-98

[11] Kyung-Min Noha*, Ian Mazeb*, Dan Zhao*, Bin Xiang, Wendy Wenderski, Peter W. Lewis, Li Shen, Haitao Li, and C. David Allis. ATRX tolerates activity-dependent histone H3 methyl/phos switching to maintain repetitive element silencing in neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2015,112(22):6820-6827. (*equal contribution)