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Ray Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Principle Scientist at Merck


Ray Zhang received his Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin, majored in Microbiology and Immunology. After he completed postdoctoral training at Yale University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ray Zhang joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a Research Investigator. With over 17 years combined academic and industrial experience, Ray’s main research focus is on regulatory T cells, T-cell target validation and antibody combination studies. He was a founding member of Cellular Resource Group -Bioassay Core Team to support development and validation of bioassays for potency assays and immunogenicity assays. His current role at Merck is to design, initiate, develop, validate, and transfer cell-based potency assays, NAb assays, vaccine reporter based assays and manage analytical request within CMC teams.

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