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Ruonan Zhao

Ruonan Zhao is a PhD candidate (anticipated graduation in summer 2023) in the Anatomy and Cell Biology program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is a science writer who is passionate about research, human health, and medicine. She is currently a writer for the Association for Women in Science Magazine and a clinical research intern at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She is also a member of preLights and American Medical Writers Association. After completing her degree, she would like to pursue a career in regulatory medical writing and clinical research development, where she can apply her scientific skills to make advances in human health.


Posts by Ruonan Zhao

Research Highlight: Understanding the Key Role of a EMT Master Regulator, Twist1, during Mouse NCC Delamination and EMT.

Posted by , on 11 July 2022

Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an essential process in multiple steps of embryogenic morphogenesis and various pathological conditions. As an example, EMT is involved in gastrulation and neural crest ...

Research Highlight: Decipher the Relationship between Cell Cycle Patterns and Fate Determination in Trunk Migratory Neural Crest Cells

Posted by , on 29 June 2022

On June 8th 2022, a paper titled “Trunk Neural Crest Migratory Position and Asymmetric Division Predict Terminal Differentiation” was published on Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. This is the ...