Zhe Zhao, from China, joined Oxford in 2010, after completing an undergraduate degree in Biological Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a Msc at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
Zhe completed a DPhil titled Transcription Regulation of Nrp1 During Endothelial Cell Differentiation in 2014, under the supervision of Dr Sarah De Val.
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