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      Dr. Zheng completed his bachelor and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He worked for his university as a lecturer (2008) and associate professor (2014) after graduation. In 2010, he joined Department of Radiology of Jinling hospital, medical school of Nanjing University and did clinical research about hepatic encephalopathy based on fMRI under the supervision of Dr. Guangming Lu (Head of MRI team of the Chinese society of Radiology). From 2013 to 2014, he went to Center for Functional Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Ze Wang, and participated in the project about arterial spin labelling MRI and brain connectome.

      Currently, Zheng is a pre-clinical MR physicist at Monash Biomedical Imaging. His MR imaging research is aimed at developing noninvasive perfusion and metabolism fMRI techniques. Zheng’s clinical and pre-clinical research interests remain in metabolic brain diseases including hepatic encephalopathy, uremic encephalopathy and brain diseases caused by systemic lupus erythematosus. He is also interested in genetics based early detection of risk to developing Alzheimer’s Diseases.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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Award Date: 31 Dec 2007


Award Date: 31 Dec 2002

Research area keywords

  • functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Metabolic brain disease

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