Zhongzhen Nie, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Urology


BS – Wannan Medical College, 1984
PhD – Southern Illinois University, 1997
Post-Doc – National Cancer Institute, 2007

Research Interests and Skills:

Our research is focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the initiation and progression of urogenital cancers, with the long-term goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets.  The projects are divided into  two major parts: regulation of vesicle trafficking by Arf GTPase-activating proteins, and regulation of cancer metastasis by G protein-coupled receptor signaling.

Academic Appointments & Achievements:

Research Assistant, Department of Pharmacology, Beijing Institute of Pharmacochemistry, Beijing, China

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Research Fellow, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA


Florida’s Leading Academic Urology Program

Rated as High Performing Urology Program

Rated as High Performing in Prostate Cancer Surgery