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Jiachen Zhuo Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Administrative Title: Director Of Clinical M.R. Physics & Co-Director Of M.R. Fellowship
Location: 110 Pratt-PACA building Suite 104
Phone: 410-328-5974
Fax: 410-328-5937
Lab: 410-328-6443

Personal History:

  • B.S. Electronics and Information Science and Technology, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD

Research Interests:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology and development
  • MRI imaging markers in evaluating neurological disorders
  • Diffusion weighted MRI - techniques, models, relationship to tissue microstructure
  • Tagged MRI to track tissue deformation

Lab Techniques and Equipment:

  • 1.5T, 3T GE, Siemens MRI Scanners
  • 7T Bruker Scanner


Betz J, Zhuo J, Roy A, Shanmuganathan K, Gullapalli RP. Prognostic value of diffusion tensor imaging parameters in severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 2012 29(7):1292-305

Liu X, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Stone M, Murano EZ, Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP, Prince JL. Incompressible deformation estimation algorithm (IDEA) from tagged MR images. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2012 31(2):326-40

Zhuo J, Xu S, Proctor JL, Mullins RJ, Simon JZ, Fiskum G, Gullapalli RP. Diffusion kurtosis as an in vivo imaging marker for reactive astrogliosis in traumatic brain injury. Neuroimage 2012 59(1):467-77

Xu S, Zhuo J, Racz J, Shi D, Roys S, Fiskum G, Gullapalli R. Early Microstructural and Metabolic Changes following Controlled Cortical Impact Injury in Rat: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Study. J Neurotrauma 2011 28(10):2091-102

Cheran S, Shanmuganathan K, Zhuo J, Mirvis SE, Aarabi B, Alexander MT, Gullapalli RP. Correlation of MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging Parameters with ASIA Motor Scores in Hemorrhagic and Nonhemorrhagic Acute Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma 2011 28(9):1881-92

Murano EZ, Shinagawa H, Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP, Ord RA, Prince JL, Stone M. Application of diffusion tensor imaging after glossectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010 143(2):304-6

Gullapalli RP, Aracava Y, Zhuo J, Neto EH, Wang J, Makris G, Merchenthaler I, Pereira EF, Albuquerque EX. Magnetic resonance imaging reveals that galantamine prevents structural brain damage induced by an acute exposure of guinea pigs to soman. Neurotoxicology 2010 31(1):67-76

Zarabi B, Borgman MP, Zhuo J, Gullapalli R, Ghandehari H.. Noninvasive Monitoring of HPMA Copolymer-RGDfK Conjugates by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Pharm Res. 2009 26:1121-9

Veldhuijzen DS, Nemenov MI, Keaser M, Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP, Greenspan JD.. Differential brain activation associated with laser-evoked burning and pricking pain: An event-related fMRI study. Pain 2009 141:104-13

Shinagawa H, Murano EZ, Zhuo J, Landman B, Gullapalli RP, Prince JL, Stone M.. Effect of oral appliances on genioglossus muscle tonicity seen with diffusion tensor imaging: a pilot study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 107:e57-63

Shinagawa H, Murano EZ, Zhuo J, Landman B, Gullapalli RP, Prince JL, Stone M. Tongue muscle fiber tracking during rest and tongue protrusion with oral appliances: A preliminary study with diffusion tensor imaging Acoustical Science and Technology 2008 291-294

Zarabi B, Nan A, Zhuo J, Gullapalli R, Ghandehari H. HPMA copolymer-doxorubicin-gadolinium conjugates: synthesis, characterization, and in vitro evaluation. Macromol Biosci. 2008 8:741-8.

Ozeki T, Kwon MH, Gu J, Collins MJ, Brassil JM, Miller MB Jr, Gullapalli RP, Zhuo J, Pierson RN 3rd, Griffith BP, Poston RS. Heart preservation using continuous ex vivo perfusion improves viability and functional recovery. Circ J 2007 71(1):153-9

Collins MJ, Ozeki T, Zhuo J, Gu J, Gullapalli R, Pierson RN, Griffith BP, Fedak PW, Poston RS. Use of diffusion tensor imaging to predict myocardial viability after warm global ischemia: possible avenue for use of non-beating donor hearts. J Heart Lung Transplant 2007 26(4):376-83

Quiton RL, Roys SR, Zhuo J, Keaser ML, Gullapalli RP, Greenspan JD. Age-related changes in nociceptive processing in the human brain. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2007 1097:175-8

Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP. AAPM/RSNA physics tutorial for residents: MR artifacts, safety, and quality control. Radiographics 2006 26(1):275-97

Zarabi B, Nan A, Zhuo J, Gullapalli R, Ghandehari H. Macrophage targeted N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide conjugates for magnetic resonance imaging. Mol Pharm 2006 3(5):550-7