Hong Zhao, MD, PhD

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Dr. Zhao joined the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2008. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the International Association for Biological and Medical Research. She has been published in prestigious journals including Science Translational Medicine, Cancer Cell, Cancer Research, et al. 

Research interests

Dr. Zhao's research uses systems biology approaches to study and combat brain metastatic cancer. Her projects integrate "dry lab" computational modeling with "wet lab" experimental testing to discover effective  treatment strategies and explore personalized drug combinations. 

Education/Academic qualification

Biological Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Neurology, PhD, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University

Molecular Imaging & Systems Biology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Methodist Hospital

Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer

Free-text keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain metastasis
  • Systems biology
  • Computational modeling
  • Imaging


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