Yaoyu Zhang

Yaoyu Zhang received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2013, and her Ph.D. degree in Integrated Life Science (Physics) from Peking University in 2020. Right after graduation, she joined the Biomedical Engineering Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a research assistant professor. Her research focuses on the application of multimodal magnetic resonance imaging techniques for understanding the flow and metabolic changes associated with prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s dementia and stroke.


2015-2020, Peking University, Ph.D.

2009-2013, Case Western Reserve University, B.S.

Work experience

2020-present, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Research assistant professor

2013-2015, Materialise, Application engineer


MRI; MRSI; FDG PET; Cerebral blood flow; Cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen; Alzheimer’s Disease; Stroke.


1.  Zhang M#, Guan Z#, Zhang Y#, Sun W, Li W, Hu J, Li B, Ye G, Meng H, Huang X, Lin X, Wang J, Liu J, Li B*, Li Y*. Disrupted coupling between salience network segregation and glucose metabolism is associated with cogntive decline in Alzheimer's disease-A simultaneous resting-state FDG-PET/fMRI study. Neuroimage Clin. 2022;34:102977.

2.  Zhang M#, Sun W#, Guan Z, Hu J, Li B, Ye G, Meng H, Huang X, Lin X, Wang J, Liu J, Li B*, Zhang Y*, Li Y. Simultaneous PET/fMRI detects distinctive alterations in functional connectivity and glucose metabolism of precuneus subregions in Alzheimer's disease. Front Aging Neurosci. 2021;13:737002.

3.  Zhang Y#, Du W#, Yin Y, Li H, Liu Z, Yang Y, Han Y*, Gao JH*. Impaired cerebral vascular and metabolic responses to parametric N-back tasks in subjective cognitive decline. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2021;41(10):2743-55
4.  Zhang Y, Yin Y, Li H, Gao JH. Measurement of CMRO2 and its relationship with CBF in hypoxia with an extended calibrated BOLD method. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020;40(10):2066-80.
5.  Yin Y, Zhang Y, Gao JH. Dynamic measurement of oxygen extraction fraction using a multiecho asymmetric spin echo (MASE) pulse sequence. Magn Reson Med. 2018;80(3):1118-24.