Tiantian Zhang obtained her Environmental Biology degree from Liaoning University (P.R. China) in 1982 and worked as a research scientist in the area of environmental biology before obtaining an MPhil degree in Environmental Biology at Middlesex University (UK) in 1990 and a PhD degree in Cryobiology at University of Bedfordshire in 1994 (UK). She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and a senior research fellow at University of Bedfordshire before she was made Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2005. She was appointed Director of Institute of Research in the Applied Natural Sciences at University of Bedfordshire in 2008 before joining Bournemouth University in 2012 as the Head of the Graduate School. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education.
Cryopreservation of reproductive cells, tissues and embryos of aquatic species, studies on the effect of cryopreservation on genome, cellular metabolism of reproductive cells including stem cells