Our research focuses on developing synthetic nanoplatforms to direct immune cells as ‘living therapeutics’, through genetically programming cellular functions or molecularly targeting stimulatory/inhibitory pathways. To this end, our lab integrates nanotechnology, immunology, and clinically relevant animal disease models to create novel nanotherapeutics for controlled modulation of the immune system. Our team creates a unique working environment by fostering interdisciplinary and translational collaboration.

Open positions

2025 Fall

Graduate Assistant

We have a PhD student position open in Fall 2025.
We also admit graduate students who are looking to conduct research rotations in Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.

2024 summer – 2025 summer

Lab technician (with stipend)

We have a paid lab technician position (Biological Scientist) open immediately. Candidates who recently received a B.S. or M.S. degree and are currently located in the US should apply.

avaiable immediately

Research Volunteer

The Zhang lab offers mentored research experience for undergraduate and master student research volunteers who are interested in conducting research.


Department of Pharmaceutics • College of Pharmacy • University of Florida

1345 Center Drive PO BOX 100494, Medical Science Building, Room P3-26 Gainesville, FL 32610