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Yukai Zou

 

Ph.D. Candidate

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

College of Veterinary Medicine

206 S. Martin Jischke Drive, Box 96

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032, U.S.A.

E-mail: zou75@purdue.edu

 

 

Education

      Ph.D., Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University. My supervisor is Prof. Joseph Rispoli. Started in Fall 2016, passed Qualifying Exam in Fall 2017, passed Preliminary Exam in Summer 2019.

      M.S., Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

      B.S., Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

 

Areas of Interest

      Magnetic Resonance Imaging

      Neuroinformatics

      Traumatic Brain Injury

      Drug and Substance Abuse

 

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

      Ikbeom Jang, Il Yong Chun, Jared R. Brosch, Sumra Bari, Yukai Zou, Brain R. Cummiskey, Taylor A. Lee, Roy J. Lycke, Victoria N. Poole, Trey E. Shenk, Diana O. Svaldi, Gregory G. Tamer, Jr., Ulrike Dydak, Larry J. Leverenz, Eric A. Nauman, Thomas M. Talavage (2019), Every Hit Matters: White Matter Diffusivity Changes in High School Football Athletes Are Correlated with Repetitive Head Acceleration Event Exposure, NeuroImage: Clinical (in press). [link]

      Yukai Zou, Donna E. Murray, Timothy C. Durazzo, Thomas P. Schmidt, Troy A. Murray, Dieter J. Meyerhoff (2018), White matter microstructural correlates of relapse in alcohol dependence, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 281:92-100. [link]

      Yukai Zou, Donna E. Murray, Timothy C. Durazzo, Thomas P. Schmidt, Troy A. Murray, Dieter J. Meyerhoff (2017), Effects of abstinence and chronic cigarette smoking on white matter microstructure in alcohol dependence: diffusion tensor imaging at 4 Tesla, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 175:42-50. [link]

      Yuqiang Fang, Catherine Y. Y. Iu, Cathy N. P. Lui, Yukai Zou, Carmen K. M. Fung, Hung Wing Li, Ning Xi, Ken K. L. Yung and King W. C. Lai (2014), Investigating dynamic structural and mechanical changes of neuroblastoma cells associated with glutamate-mediated neurodegeneration, Scientific Reports, 4: 7074. [link]

      Qiuxian Peng, Qin Zhang, Wei Xiao, Meng Shao, Qin Fan, Hongwei Zhang, Yukai Zou, Xin Li, Wenxue Xu, Zhixian Mo, Hongbing Cai (2014), Protective effects of Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn against fatty liver disease induced by high fat diet in rats, Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 450(1):685-91. [link]

 

Book Chapter

      Yukai Zou, Ikbeom Jang, Timothy G. Reese, Jinxia Yao, Wenbin Zhu, Joseph V. Rispoli, "Cortical and Subcortical Contributions to Predicting Intelligence using 3D ConvNets," Chapter 21 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 11791: Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Neurocognitive Prediction, Kilian M. Pohl, Wesley K. Thompson, Ehsan Adeli, Marius George Linguraru, eds., Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2019. (in press)

 

Public Dataset

      Yukai Zou, Wenbin Zhu, Ho-Ching Yang, Thomas M. Talavage, Joseph V. Rispoli (2019), Population-specific brain templates for adolescent collision-sport athletes in Purdue Neurotrauma Group longitudinal database. Purdue University Research Repository. [link]

 

Talks

      High-G head collisions are associated with short-term white matter microstructural deficits in high school football athletes. 3rd Joint Symposium of INS/NNS and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care, 2018.

      Diffusion tensor imaging reveals perturbation of brain white matter maturation in high school football players. Summer Seminar, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, 2018.

      Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Adolescent Athletes. Comparative Pathobiology and Basic Medical Science Graduate Seminar, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 2018.

 

 

Teaching

      BME 205 Biomolecular and Cellular Systems Lab (F2018)

      BME 201 Biomolecules (F2017)

 

 

Engagement

      Senator, Purdue Graduate Student Government (2018–present)

      Treasurer, Purdue Association for Magnetic Resonance (2017–2019)

 

 

Awards

      Professional Grant, Purdue Graduate Student Government (2019)

      Travel Award, Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (2019)

      Travel Award, Purdue Graduate Student Government (2019)

      Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019)

      Joe Bourland Travel Award (2018)

      ISMRM Trainee (Educational) Stipend Award (2018)

      ISMRM Trainee (Educational) Stipend Award (2017)

      Travel Award, Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (2017)

      Lynn Fellowship (2016)

 

 

Professional Societies

      Biomedical Engineering Society (2017-present)

      International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) (2016-present)

      Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions Society (MICCAI) (2019-present)

      National Neurotrauma Society (2018-present)

      Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2017-present)

      Society for Neuroscience (2017-present)

 

 

Personal

      BoilerKai

 

 

Links

      Google Scholar

      ResearchGate

      LinkedIn