Dapeng Zhou

Associate Partner (CN)

Dr. Zhou received his M.D. and M.Sc. degree from Shanghai Medical College (Fudan University), before a PhD degree in the glycobiology laboratory of Eric Berger at University of Zurich, Switzerland. He did postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Albert Bendelac at Princeton University and University of Chicago (HHMI). He started independent research at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and was promoted to Associate Professor. He was recruited back to China by the national 1000Plan Project for young talents. Currently he is leading a glycoimmunology group in Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital affiliated to Tongji University. Dr. Zhou is member of Glycobiology committee under Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, member of Virology committee under Shanghai Medical Association, and editor for SCI journal Oncology Reports. He has been author of more than 60 publications including Nature, Science, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Glycobiology, and Carbohydrate Research (Hi-index 28).



Research Group Activity 


Zhou laboratory published ion-trap mass spectrometry-based glycome sequencing of glycosphingolipids in the field of T cell epitope discovery (R01 project), and computer-predicted glycopeptide epitope library for cancer vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. Zhou and colleagues' discoveries have been cited in textbooks of glycobiology and immunology, including Handbook of Glycosyltransferases and Related Genes, Essentials of Glycobiology, and Fundamental Immunology. Zhou has received the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, People's Republic of China Ministry of Education's Chunhui Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and PRC's 1000Plan Professorship for Young Talents.

CYMAF project


In this project, Zhou laboratory studies the mechanism of  N-glycosylation of CMV-specific immunoglobulins, as well as correlation to pregnancy which results in congentital CMV infection.

Selected Publications

Qu J, Yu H, Li F, Zhang C, Trad A, Brooks C, Zhang B, Gong T, Guo Z, Li Y, Ragupathi G, Lou Y, Hwu P, Huang W, Zhou D. Molecular basis of antibody binding to mucin glycopeptides in lung cancer. Int J Oncol. 2016 Feb;48(2):587-94.

Zhu T, Xu L, Xu X, Wang Z, Zhu J, Xie Q, Zhang B, Wang Y, Ju L, He Y, Ye X, Zhou D, Li Y. Analysis of breast cancer-associated glycosphingolipids using electrospray ionization-linear ion trap quadrupole mass spectrometry. Carbohydr Res. 2015 Jan 30;402:189-99. 

Zhu J, Wang Y, Yu Y, Wang Z, Zhu T, Xu X, Liu H, Hawke D, Zhou D, Li Y. Aberrant fucosylation of glycosphingolipids in human hepatocellular carcinoma tissues. Liver Int. 2014 Jan;34(1):147-60.


Song W, Delyria ES, Chen J, Huang W, Lee JS, Mittendorf EA, Ibrahim N, Radvanyi LG, Li Y, Lu H, Xu H, Shi Y, Wang LX, Ross JA, Rodrigues SP, Almeida IC, Yang X, Qu J, Schocker NS, Michael K, Zhou D. MUC1 glycopeptide epitopes predicted by computational glycomics. Int J Oncol 41(6):1977-84, 12/2012.


Wang Z, Wen L, Ma X, Chen Z, Yu Y, Zhu J, Wang Y, Liu Z, Liu H, Wu D, Zhou D, Li Y. High expression of lactotriaosylceramide, a differentiation-associated glycosphingolipid, in the bone marrow of acute myeloid leukemia patients. Glycobiology 22(7):930-8, 7/2012. 

Li Y, Thapa P, Hawke D, Kondo Y, Furukawa K, Furukawa K, Hsu FF, Adlercreutz D, Weadge J, Palcic MM, Wang PG, Levery SB, Zhou D. Immunologic Glycosphingolipidomics and NKT Cell Development in Mouse Thymus. J Proteome Res 8(6):2740-51, 6/2009. 

Li Y, Teneberg S, Thapa P, Bendelac A, Levery SB, Zhou D. Sensitive detection of isoglobo and globo series tetraglycosylceramides in human thymus by ion trap mass spectrometry. Glycobiology 18(2):158-65, 2/2008.


Zhou D, Mattner J, Cantu C, Schrantz N, Yin N, Gao Y, Sagiv Y, Hudspeth K, Wu YP, Yamashita T, Teneberg S, Wang D, Proia RL, Levery SB, Savage PB, Teyton L, Bendelac A. Lysosomal Glycosphingolipid Recognition by NKT Cells. Science 306. no. 5702,:1786 - 1789, 12/2004. 

Zhou D, Cantu C, Sagiv Y, Schrantz N, Kulkarni AB, Qi X, Mahuran DJ, Morales CR, Grabowski GA, Benlagha K, Savage P, Bendelac A, Teyton L. Editing of CD1d-Bound Lipid Antigens by Endosomal Lipid Transfer Proteins. Science Vol. 303 (5657):523-527, 1/2004.

Zhou D, Dinter A, Gutierrez Gallego R, Kamerling JP, Vliegenthart JF, Berger EG, Hennet T. A beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase with poly-N-acetyllactosamine synthase activity is structurally related to beta-1,3-galactosyltransferases. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 96(2):406-411, 1/1999