Jinyuan Zhou works as an Associate Professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Mass, USA. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and had his postdoctoral training in Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zhou’s research interest is in developing new methodologies of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to study brain functions and diseases. His most recent work includes absolute quantification of cerebral blood flow, quantification of functional MRI, magnetization transfer mechanism, development of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) technology, brain pH MR imaging, tissue protein MR imaging, and high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). A major part of his current research is on in vivo imaging of experimental brain tumor models and clinical imaging of brain tumor patients using a new MRI technique, the amide proton transfer (APT) imaging. The overall goal is to achieve the MRI contrast at the protein level without injection of exogenous agents and improve the diagnostic capability of MRI and the patient outcomes.
Biography Updated on 7 September 2011