Dr. Zhu received his Ph.D. in the Neurobiology from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (also, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences). His doctoral dissertation focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of embryonic development in mice. He also participated in several projects on mechanisms, interferences, and therapeutics of Zika infection using mouse models. In 2019, Dr. Zhu joined the Genome Instability and Chromatin-Remodeling Section, Laboratory of Genetics & Genomics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health under the supervision of Weidong Wang. His research continues to focus on the pathological principles of neurodegenerative diseases and mechanisms of the neural stem cell development using various experimental and bioinformatical tools, but mostly in adult mice. He also participated in the study of coronal virus MHV (Mouse Hepatitis Virus) replication process using mouse models.