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Jinyuan Zhou, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Research Interests: New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques; Chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI; Amide proton transfer (APT) MRI; Brain tumor imaging; Stroke pH imaging. ...read more
Dr. Jinyuan Zhou is a Full Professor in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zhou's research focuses on developing new methodologies of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) to study brain function and diseases.
Dr. Zhou earned his Ph.D. in physics from the National Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He performed a fellowship on in vivo MRI at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zhou joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1999.
Dr. Zhou received the Outstanding Presidential Scholarship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1996). He has been recognized with the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Academy of Radiology Research.
- Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Departments / Divisions
- Radiology and Radiological Science - Magnetic Resonance Research
- Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) (1996)
In Vivo MRI, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1999, Fellowship
Research & Publications
Dr. Zhou's research focuses on developing new methodologies of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to study brain function and various human diseases, such as brain tumor and stroke. 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 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 and peptide level without injection of exogenous agents and to improve the diagnostic capability of MRI and the patient outcome.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Jinyuan Zhou, Jean-Francois Payen, David A. Wilson, Richard J. Traystman, and P. C. M. van Zijl. Using the Amide Proton Signals of Intracellular Proteins and Peptides to Detect pH Effects in MRI. Nature Med. 9, 1085-1090 (2003)
Jinyuan Zhou, Jaishri O. Blakeley, Jun Hua, Mina Kim, John Laterra, Martin G. Pomper, and Peter C. M. van Zijl. A Practical Data Acquisition Method for Human Brain Amide Proton Transfer (APT) Imaging. Magn. Reson. Med. 60, 842-849 (2008). PMC2579754
Jinyuan Zhou, Erik Tryggestad, Zhibo Wen, Bachchu Lal, Tingting Zhou, Rachel Grossman, Kun Yan, Silun Wang, De-Xue Fu, Jaishri Blakeley, Eric Ford, Betty Tyler, John Laterra, and Peter C.M. van Zijl. Differentiation between glioma and radiation necrosis using molecular magnetic resonance imaging of endogenous proteins and peptides. Nature Med. 17, 130-134 (2011). PMC3058561
Jinyuan Zhou, He Zhu, Michael Lim, Lindsay Blair, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Steven A. Messina, Charles Eberhart, Martin Pomper, John Laterra, Peter B. Barker, Peter C.M. van Zijl, and Jaishri Blakeley. Three-Dimensional Amide Proton Transfer MR Imaging of Gliomas: Initial Experience and Comparison with Gadolinium Enhancement. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 38, 1119-1128 (2013). PMC3664658
Xiaohua Hong, Li Liu, Meiyun Wang, Kai Ding, Ying Fan, Bo Ma, Bachchu Lal, Betty Tyler, Antonella Mangraviti, Silun Wang, John Wong, John Laterra, Jinyuan Zhou. Quantitative Multi-parametric MRI Assessment of Glioma Response to Radiotherapy in a Rat Model. Neuro-Oncology. 16, 856-867 (2014). PMC4022217.
Activities & Honors
- Second-Class Young Scientist Award, Tianjuan Wang Foundation, the Chinese Physical Society, 1994
- Second-Class Graduate Scholarship, Wuhan Institute of Physics, 1995
- First-Class Graduate Scholarship, Wuhan Institute of Physics, 1996
- First-Class Hong Kong Yilida Scholarship, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1996
- Outstanding Presidential Scholarship, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1996
- Second-Class Natural Science Prize, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1997
- Award for Scientific Excellence, Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2003 - 2016
- Distinguished Investigator Award, The Academy of Radiology Research, 2012
- International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 1998
- International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2002
- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 2006
- Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2011