Jianhui Zhong received his B.S. degree in physics from Nanjing University in 1982. He pursued graduate study in physics at Brown University, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1988. He then went to the Yale as a postdoctoral fellow in the emerging field of medical MRI, and joined the Yale Faculty in 1991. Professor Zhong joined the University of Rochester in 1997. He was promoted to Professor of radiology, physics, and BME in 2004. Professor Zhong has also been a Visiting Professor in several institutes, serving on the editorial board of several journals and received prestigious awards for excellence in research. Professor Zhong's research activities involve studies of MRI signal changes in complex biological systems related to underlying physical processes such as molecular diffusion and variation of magnetic susceptibility. Understanding some of the important physical and physiological properties of biological tissues has led to new methods for the early detection of acute stroke, and to the development of brain functional MRI (fMRI). The experimental techniques used in Professor Zhong's group include imaging in phantoms, extracted tissues, live animals, and humans, as well as computer simulations of magnetization in the heterogeneous environments that resembles tissues, and advanced imaging processing and statistical analysis.
Biography Updated on 19 September 2007