Xiao-Hong Zhu

Faculty, PhD Program in Medical Physics


Dr. Xiao-Hong Zhu graduated from Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. She came to US in 1987 and obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis) at 1991. After graduation, she received postdoctoral training in Professor Robert G. Shulman's lab (Magnetic Resonance Center, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University) where she started MR related research. Dr. Zhu joined the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) in 1994 working with Prof. K. Ugurbil, SG Kim and W. Chen in developing and utilizing MR imaging and spectroscopy technologies for basic biomedical research; she has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and became an associate professor (w/o tenure track) in the Department of Radiology in 2003.

Research Summary

To develop and improve the in vivo 17O MRS/I techniques at high/ultra-high fields for non-invasively studying oxygen metabolism in normal and diseased tissues
To develop and establish novel in vivo 31P MRS/I techniques at high/ultra-high fields for quantitatively understanding the energy metabolism and NAD/NADH redox state in health and diseases
To implement and integrate various MR and non-MR methods and apply them to different animal models for studying cerebral hemodynamic, metabolic and energetic responses in animal brains under pathophysiological conditions


PhD, University of Missouri
Major: Chemistry

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral, Fellowship
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut



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