Dr. Fengquan Zhou is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He specializes in spinal cord injuries, autism and cell biology.
Dr. Zhou’s current research focuses on molecular mechanisms of axon growth and guidance during neural development, and axon regeneration after injuries to the central nervous system or peripheral nerves.
He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1992 from Nanjing University in China, where he also completed an M.S. in the same discipline in 1995. He then completed a Ph.D. in anatomy and cell biology at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2001. After the conclusion of a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005.
Dr. Zhou’s research has won grant awards from the Whitehall Foundation, The March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Mental Health Research Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. In 2013, Dr. Zhou was named associate editor of the Journal of Neuroscience.