F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging
At the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Jinyuan Zhou, PhD

Affiliated Faculty
F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jinyuan Zhou, PhD

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Zhou received his Ph.D. in Physics from Wuhan Institute of Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1996. He was trained in the field of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and was awarded the Outstanding Presidential Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 1986 to 1997, he worked as a researcher in the National Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1997, Dr. Zhou joined the Division of MRI Research, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an affiliate scientist of the F.M. Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Zhou has fifty peer-reviewed papers, six book chapters, and two patents. He is a member of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

Contact Information

Office Address
720 Rutland Avenue
Traylor Building, Room 217
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-955-7491
Email: jzhou@mri.jhu.edu

Research Summary

Dr. Zhou's research focuses on developing new methodologies of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRS to study brain function and physiology. 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 in vivo molecular imaging of brain tumors and stroke using a new MRI technique, the amide proton transfer (APT) imaging. The overall goal is to achieve the MRI contrast at the protein and peptide level without exogenous agents and improve the diagnostic capability of MRI and the patient outcomes. Dr. Zhou's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and several private foundations.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Current Appointments
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
      2001 - Present
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Awards and Achievements
    • Award for Scientific Excellence, Division of MR Research
      2003, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University
    • Second-Class Natural Science Prize
      1997, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Outstanding Presidential Scholarship
      1996, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • First-Class Hong Kong Yilida Scholarship
      1996, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • First-Class Graduate Scholarship
      1996, Wuhan Institute of Physics
    • Second-Class Graduate Scholarship
      1995, Wuhan Institute of Physics
    • Second-Class Young Scientist Award, Tianjuan Wang Foundation
      1994, The Chinese Physical Society
  • Education and Training
    • Fellowship, In Vivo MRI
      1997 - 1999
      Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • PhD, Physics
      1996
      National Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics
      Wuhan Institute of Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • BS, Physics
      1983
      Fujian Normal University, China
  • Professional Experience
    • Research Associate, Department of Radiology
      1999 - 2001
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Researcher
      1986 - 1997
      National Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics
      Wuhan Institute of Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Affiliations
    • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 2006
    • International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2002
    • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 1998

Publications

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