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Ming Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor in Medicine-Cardiology


Tarry Building Room 14-753
300 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome; Apoptosis; Drug Discovery; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Molecular Imaging; Phospholipids; Radiochemistry; Radionuclide Imaging

Description of Interests

We are interested in the biology of phospholipids in cellular membrane networks. We use advanced molecular probes and imaging techniques to characterize membrane phospholipid dynamics in normal physiology and under pathological conditions. These research efforts lead to new discoveries in the fundamental roles of phospholipid membranes, and the development of diagnostic biomarkers for human diseases.

Professional Education

PhD: University of Cambridge, Biochemistry (2001)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Molecular Biology (2003)

Most Recent Publications

Johnson SE, Li Z, Liu Y, Moulder JE, Zhao M.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2013 Aug;54(8):1397-1403.doi:10.2967/jnumed.112.112490.
PMID: 23804327   ISSN: 01615505

Zhang Y, Stevenson GD, Barber C, Furenlid LR, Barrett HH, Woolfenden JM, Zhao M, Liu Z.
Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 2013 Jan;40(1):80-88.doi:10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2012.09.004.
PMID: 23123139   PMCID: PMC3632380   ISSN: 09698051

Larson MC, Woodliff JE, Hillery CA, Kearl TJ, Zhao M.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. 2012 Dec;1821(12):1501-1507.doi:10.1016/j.bbalip.2012.08.017.
PMID: 22960380   ISSN: 13881981

Zhao M, Li Z.
Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 2012 Oct;39(7):1006-1011.doi:10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2012.03.006.
PMID: 22858374   ISSN: 09698051

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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