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Z Biotech

Innovative Biochemical Analysis Solutions

​​​Nina Allan

Research Assistant

Jian Zhang

​Founder & CEO

​​​Jessica Kelly

Operations Manager

Nina Allan grew up in Boulder, CO and has a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis on microbiology and neuroscience. She has several years of experience with lab techniques from her work at University of Colorado Boulder as a lab assistant and at the NIH as an Intramural Post-Baccalaureate Fellow. As a Research Assistant at Z Biotech LLC, Nina performs routine lab work and assists in the analysis and presentation of experimental results from Z Biotech’s microarray platform. In her spare time, Nina enjoys reading science fiction/fantasy novels and spending time with dogs of all shapes and sizes.   

Jessica Kelly grew up in Michigan and came to Colorado to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with emphasis in biochemistry.  After working at Z Biotech as the primary lab technician for over three years she has developed a deeper understanding of biochemistry, carbohydrates, and microarray technology as well as scrupulous technical skills.  Along with her foundation in biochemistry, she also applies aptitude in writing and design to contribute to Z Biotech’s research, scientific writing, and marketing.  Ms. Kelly’s experience and creative yet pragmatic scientific approach makes her an asset to our research and development of microarray technology. Outside of the lab she enjoys listening to metal music and summitting mountains.

Jian Zhang, Ph.D., was born in a small town in China and was fascinated by chemistry and biology in high school. In 2005 he came to the U.S. to pursue his independent postdoctoral research at Colorado State University in the area of Chemical Biology. He became very interested in one type of biological molecule called carbohydrates or glycans. In 2009 he decided to move his career to the industry. From 2009 to 2013, he held various industrial positions from carbohydrate synthesis to microarray development. Dr. Zhang is an experienced biomedical research scientist and has been awarded multiple Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants. In 2013, he founded Z Biotech, LLC to offer academic and industrial organizations highly advanced glycan microarray products and analytical services. He has great passion to take entrepreneurial initiative, create a new business venture by raising resources, and apply innovative ideas to solve problems and meet the needs of the glycoscience market. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and enjoy outdoor activities in the beautiful Colorado.