Chengxian Zhang

Chengxian (Alex) Zhang

Chengxian (Alex) Zhang, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor
Extensive research expertise in veterinary and medical microbiology and infectious disease prevention.


Professional Biography

  • 2019 - present: Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
  • 2016 - 2019: Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2013 - 2016: Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Courses Taught

  • Microbial Physiology (MICR 301)

Research and Scholarship

My research interests are focused on the pathogenic mechanism and prevention of infectious diseases including bacterial meningitis and diarrheal diseases. My teaching is primarily involved in undergraduate education and curricular development, especially in the areas of microbiology and microbial physiology.


  • 2013: Ph.D., Veterinary Microbiology, South Dakota State University
  • 2009: M.S., Microbiology, South Dakota State University
  • 2006: B.S., Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University