Professor Xiaodong Zhang from Emory University visited APM

time:   2023-05-11 09:27    hits:336

    On May 11, 2023, Professor Xiaodong Zhang was invited by Ultrasensitive Magnetic Resonance Research Group to give an academic report entitled "Investigation of aging and anesthesia effects on nonhuman primate brains using diffusion, perfusion, and functional MRI" in the conference room on the 18th floor of the Spectrum Building. The report was chaired by the Associate Professor Haidong Li.

    Professor Zhang's research interests include development and application of conventional and novel MRI techniques for neuroscience study using non-human primates (NHPs), etc. His resting-state functional MRI with multi-band excitation technique has been implemented on a clinical 3T system. For more than 15 years, these techniques have been applied successfully to investigate various NHP models using squirrel monkeys, infant and adult rhesus monkeys, chimpanzees for studies of AD, HIV/AIDS, ZIKA, aging, stroke, development, Huntington's disease (HD), hippocampal injury, hypothermia therapy, et al., supported by university or NIH funding. Dr. Zhang received his doctorate in nuclear magnetic resonance from Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Professor Zhang, based on the team's recent scientific research achievements and related experimental content, first elaborated on "Aging effects on Optic Nerve of Macaque Monkeys". Next, he presented a report on "Effects of Long-Duration Administration of 1% isoflurane on Resting Cerebral Blood Flow and Default Mode Network in Macaque Monkeys" based on the changes in brain images of perfusion MRI of macaque monkeys with pCASL at 3D. Finally, he introduced the research on the impact of immunodeficiency virus on the brain of non-human primates through MR imaging analysis.

    After the presentation, Xiaodong Zhang had an active exchange with teachers and students of Innovation Academy for Precision Measurement Science and Technology, deepening the understanding of the theoretical and clinical application aspects of nonhuman primate MR brain imaging.