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Han Zhang, PhD


Phone: 1 (902) 999-8262

Laboratory: 1 (780) 492-3217


Scientific Career

Research Gate


2021-present: Post Doc, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

2017-2021: PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Functional subpopulations of V3 interneurons in the mature mouse spinal cord. Borowska J, Jones CT, Zhang H, Blacklaws J, Goulding M, Zhang Y. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20;33(47):18553-65. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2005-13.2013.


Sim1 is required for the migration and axonal projections of V3 interneurons in the developing mouse spinal cord. Blacklaws J, Deska-Gauthier D, Jones CT, Petracca YL, Liu M, Zhang H, Fawcett JP, Glover JC, Lanuza GM, Zhang Y. Dev Neurobiol. 2015 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/ dneu.22266.


Spinal V3 Interneurons and Left–Right Coordination in Mammalian Locomotion. Zhang, H., Danner, S. M., Shevtsova, N. A., Borowska-Fielding, J., Deska-Gauthier, D., Rybak, I. A., & Zhang, Y. Front. Cell. Neurosci., 20 November 2019. doi:


The Role of V3 Neurons in The Speed-Dependent Interlimb Coordination During Locomotion In Mice. Han Zhang, Natalia A. Shevtsova, Dylan Deska-Gauthier, Colin Mackay, Kimberly J. Dougherty, Simon M. Danner, Ying Zhang, Ilya A. Rybak eLife 11:e73424. doi:

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