Zhonglin Liu, MD

Research Associate Professor, Radiology

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-4248
Short Bio: 

Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the China Medical University, China in 1984 and continued his education at the China Medical University in pursuit of an MS degree in Medical Imaging, which was awarded to him in 1991. He began his career as a Medical Resident in 1984 at the Second University Hospital, China Medical University, China, and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nuclear Medicine in 1991. Dr. Liu accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Dept. of Nuclear Cardiology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, from 1995-2000. The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, extended an offer of Research Assistant Professor to Dr. Liu in 2000 to join the group of researchers in the Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging, funded by the National Institutes of Health. This opportunity allowed him to pursue his research in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging. Dr. Liu was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 2005 and has made considerable contributions to his research in publications and data collection. He was the winner of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine’s 2nd Paper Award for Basic Science Investigations, Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Research Information
Research Program: 
2. Cancer Imaging
Member Status: 
Associate Member
Selected Publications: 

Liu Z, Barrett HH, Stevenson GD, Furenlid LR, Pak KY, Woolfenden JM. Feb 2008. Evaluating the protective role of ischaemic preconditioning in rat hearts using a stationary small-animal SPECT imager and 99mTc-glucarate. Nucl Med Commun, 29:120-8

Liu Z, Zhao M, Zhu X, Furenlid LR, Chen YC, Barrett HH. Nov 2007. In vivo dynamic imaging of myocardial cell death using (99m)Tc-labeled C2A domain of synaptotagmin I in a rat model of ischemia and reperfusion. Nucl Med Biol, 34:907-15

Liu Z, Okada DR, Johnson G 3rd, Hocherman SD, Beju D, Okada RD. Oct 2007. (99m)Tc-sestamibi kinetics predict myocardial viability in a perfused rat heart model. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 35:570-8

McLaughlin PJ, Bakall B, Choi J, Liu Z, Sasaki T, Davis EC, Marmorstein AD, Marmorstein LY. Dec 2007. Lack of fibulin-3 causes early aging and herniation, but not macular degeneration in mice. Hum Mol Genet, 16:3059-70

Kim H, Furenlid LR, Crawford MJ, Wilson DW, Barber HB, Peterson TE, Hunter WC, Liu Z, Woolfenden JM, Barrett HH. Feb 2006. SemiSPECT: a small-animal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imager based on eight cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detector arrays. Med Phys, 33:465-74

Liu Z, Barrett HH, Stevenson GD, Kastis GA, Bettan M, Furenlid LR, Wilson DW, Pak KY. Jul 2004. High-resolution imaging with (99m)Tc-glucarate for assessing myocardial injury in rat heart models exposed to different durations of ischemia with reperfusion. J Nucl Med, 45:1251-9