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Dr. Zhu obtained his PhD degree in 1990 from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Through over 100 scientific papers and books, he has made outstanding contributions to the studies on the morphology, histology, phylogeny, biogeography and evolutionary history of many early fish groups. He is recognized for revitalizing the quest for the origin of osteichthyans (bony fishes and tetrapods) from non-osteichthyan gnathostome groups, backed by his field work to unveil many early fossils with exceptional character complement, and unique contributions to the research on the fish-tetrapod transition and the origin of jaw as well.