Chaolin Zhang, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Systems Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (in the Motor Neuron Center) at Columbia University. His lab uses a combination of computational and experimental methods to study RNA regulatory networks in the nervous system. In particular, he is interested in characterizing the regulatory networks that specify neuronal cell types, and how how these networks can be compromised in certain pathologic contexts, such as neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.