Ruth Zhang is a research assistant who joined the Lieber Institute in June 2022. She works in Ran Tao’s lab, performing RNA and DNA extractions in the post-mortem brain. She received her bachelor’s at the University of Missouri, and master’s at George Mason University. She has a background in personalized medicine, neuroscience, proteomic, cell culture and a heavy focus on Alzheimer’s Disease. Her research interests involve genetics and behavioral and neurodegenerative diseases.