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Rong Zhou, PhD

Rong Zhou, PhD Researcher

Research Associate Professor of Radiology

Dr. Zhou is employed by Penn Medicine.

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American Association of Cancer Research, International American Heart Association, International International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, International RFA-RM-18-025: Innovative Technologies to Non-Invasively Monitor Genome Edited Cells in Vivo (UH2/UH3)., National

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Dr. Zhou is employed by Penn Medicine.


Description of Research Expertise:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS)
Developing imaging markers (MRI/S and PET) of metabolic signatures of cancer and heart failure.
Developing in vivo imaging markers for assessing therapeutic responses.
Stem cells and cardiac repair

Selected Publications:

Cao J, Pickup S, Clendenin C, Blouw B, Choi H, Kang D, Rosen MA, O'Dwyer PJ and Zhou R*: Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI detects responses to stroma-directed therapy in mouse models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Clinical Cancer Research 25(7): : 2314-2322,2018.

Zhou R*, Bagga P, Nath K, Hariharan H, Mankoff DA and Reddy R*: Glutamate-weighted Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (GluCEST) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Glutaminase Inhibition in a Mouse Model of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Cancer Research 78(19): : 5521-5526,2018.

Zhou R*, Pantel AR, Li S, Lieberman BP, Ploessl K, Choi H, Blankemeyer E, Lee H, Kung HF, Mach RH, Mankoff DA*: [18F](2S,4R)4-Fluoroglutamine PET Detects Glutamine Pool Size Changes in Triple Negative Breast Cancer in Response to Glutaminase Inhibition Cancer Research 77 (6): 1476-1484,2017.

Zhou R*, Bansal N, Leeper DB, Glickson JD: Intracellular acidification of human melanoma xenografts by respiratory inhibitor meta-iodobenzylguanidine plus hyperglycemia: a 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Cancer Research 60 : 3532-3536,2000.

Choi H, Liu T, Qiao H, Chacko AM, Hu SH, Chen SY, Zhou R* and Chen IW*: Biomimetic Nano-Surfactant Stabilizes Sub-50 Nanometer Phospholipid Particles Enabling High Paclitaxel Payload and Deep Tumor Penetration. Biomaterials 181 : 240-251,2018.

Choi H, Liu T, Nath K, Zhou R* and Chen IW*: Peptide nanoparticle with pH-sensing cargo solubility enhances cancer drug efficiency. Nano Today (Impact Factor =17) 13 : 15-22,2017.

Liu T, Choi H, Zhou R* and Chen I*: RES Blockade: A Strategy for Boosting Efficiency of Nanoparticle Drug Nano Today (Impact Factor = 17) 10 : 11-21,2015.

Zhang H, Qiao H, Frank RS, Huang B, Propert KJ, Margulies S, Ferrari VA, Epstein JA, Zhou R*.: Spin-Labeling Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Increased Myocardial Blood Flow After Endothelial Cell Transplantation in the Infarcted Heart. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 5 : 210-217,2012.

Qiao H, Zhang H, Yamanaka S, Patel VV, Petrenko NB, Huang B, Muenz LR, Ferrari VA, Boheler KR and Zhou R*: Long-term Improvement in Post-Infarct Left Ventricular Global and Regional Contractile Function Mediated by Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 4 (1): 33-41,2011.

Qiao H, Zhang H, Zheng Y, Ponde DE, Shen D, Gao F, Bakken A, Schmitz A, Kung HF, Ferrari VA, and Zhou R*: Embryonic Stem Cell Grafting in Normal and Infarcted Myocardium: Serial Assessment with MR Imaging and PET Dual Detection Radiology 250 (3): 821-829,2009.

Zhou R*, Acton PD, Ferrari VA: Imaging Stem Cells Implanted in Infarcted Myocardium Journal of American College of Cardiology 48 (10): 2094-2106,2006.

Zhou R, Idiyatullin D, Moeller S, Corum C, Zhang H, Qiao H, Zhong J, Garwood M: SWIFT Detection of SPIO Labeled Stem Cells Grafted in the Myocardium Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 63 : 1154-1161,2010.

Zhou R, Thomas DT, Qiao H, Bal H, Choi SR, Alavi A, Ferrari VA, Kung HF and Acton PD.: In vivo Detection of Stem Cells Grafted in the Infarcted Rat Myocardium Journal of Nuclear Medicine 46 : 816-822,2005.

Zhou R*, Pickup S, Yankeelov T, Springer Jr. CS, Glickson JD: Simultaneous measurement of AIF and tumor pharmacokinetics in mice by dynamic contrast enhanced imaging: effects of transcytolemmal water exchange Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 52 : 248-257,2004.

Zhou R, Steve Pickup, Jerry Glickson, Craig Scott and Victor Ferrari: Assessment of Global and Regional Myocardial Function in the Mouse Using Cine and Tagged MRI Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 49 : 760-764,2003.

Lowell AN, Qiao H, Liu T, Ishikawa T, Zhang H, Oriana S, Wang M, Ricciotti E, FitzGerald GA, Zhou R* and Yamakoshi Y*: Functionalized Low-Density Lipoprotein Nanoparticles for in Vivo Enhancement of Atherosclerosis on Magnetic Resonance Images Bioconjugate Chemistry 23 : 2313-2319,2012.

Auricchio A, Zhou R, Wilson J, Glickson J: In vivo detection of gene expression in liver by 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy employing creatine kinase as a marker gene. Proceeding of National Academy of Science (USA) 98 : 5205-5210,2001.

Abtahian F, Guerriero A, Lu M, Zhou R, Mocsai A, Myers E, Huang B, Jackson D, Ferrari VA, Tybulewicz V, Lowell CA, Lepore JJ, Koretzky GA, and Kahn M: Regulation of blood and lymphatic vascular separation by signaling proteins SLP-76 and Syk. Science 299 : 247-251,2003.

Kook H, Lepore JJ, Gitler AD, Lu MM, Wing-Man Yung W, Mackay J, Zhou R, Ferrari V, Gruber P, and Epstein JA: Cardiac hypertrophy and histone deacetylase-dependent transcriptional repression mediated by the atypical homeodomain protein Hop. Journal of Clinical Investigation 112 : 863-871,2003.

Kostetskii I, Li J, Xiong Y, Zhou R, Ferrari VA, Patel VV, Molkentin JD, Radice GL: Induced deletion of the N-Cadherin gene in the heart leads to dissolution of the intercalated disc structure Circulation Research 96 : 346-354,2005.

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