Hanzhang Lu, holder of a Ph.D. degree, is an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds the title of Texas Instruments Endowed Scholar at UT Southwestern. Dr. Lu received a B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004, both in biomedical engineering. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, he was recruited to UT Southwestern to lead its neuroimaging efforts in 2005 and was conferred tenure in 2010. His research interest is focused on functional MRI methodology and cerebrovascular physiology. He is the inventor of several original MRI techniques including Vascular-Space-Occupancy (VASO) MRI and T2-Relaxation-Under-Spin-Tagging (TRUST) MRI. Dr. Lu has published over 50 original research articles, and he is PI of a number of NIH R01 grants. Dr. Lu is an active member of the scientific community. He is the Program Director-Elect of ISMRM’s Current Issues in Brain Function Study Group and also serves on the society’s Subcommittee on Trainee Stipends. Dr. Lu has participated actively in ISMRM’s meetings as Faculty Member in educational programs and workshops and as a Moderator. He has served as an Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer for NIH’s MEDI and BMIT study sections as well as a number of Special Emphasis Panels. He has also reviewed grant applications for Alzheimer’s Association, The UK Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council, and French National Research Agency. In addition, Dr. Lu has reviewed manuscripts for more than 20 scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2011