My research is focusing on multimodal molecular imaging and development of cancer-targeted imaging contrast agents to facilitate molecular imaging diagnosis and image-guided drug delivery. I have extensive experience in in vivo non-invasive imaging approaches such as MRI and optical imaging in studying tumor biomarkers and correlating imaging data with tumor pathophysiology and therapeutic response. Benefited from my initial training in medical school and PhD training in cancer biology, comprehensive understanding and interpretation of the underlying mechanism, and translational research is an ultimate goal of my research.
Zhao Lab – Employing cutting-edge imaging and nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and imaging-guided drug delivery, and integrating biology to understand molecular mechanisms.
Education Program Involvement
Biomedical Engineering PhD
Program Research Interest: Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cardiovascular Engineering, Nanomedicine and Nanobioengineering, Neuroengineering, Tissue Engineering, Translational Cancer Research
Cancer Biology PhD
Program Research Interest: Cellular defense and metabolism, Aberrant signaling pathways in tumor cells, Cell growth and survival, Molecular cancer epidemiology, Gene-environment interactions, Cancer control