Jinzi Zheng

Jinzi Zheng, PhD

Dr. Jinzi Zheng is a Scientist at the TECHNA Institute for the Advancement of Technologies for Health, University Health Network (UHN) and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), University of Toronto. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and Engineering (Engineering Science, Biomedical Engineering Option) and her PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto. She completed her post-doctoral training at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM). Jinzi’s research focuses on the development of new nanotechnology platforms for image-guided cancer therapy. She has been the recipient of over 20 awards and is dedicated to translating effective research innovations to improve patient care.
Imaging technologies are being increasingly employed to guide the delivery of cancer therapies with the intent to increase their performance and efficacy. To date, many patients have benefited from image-guided treatments through prolonged survival and improvements in quality of life. Our research is focused on the development of agents and tools that can further increase the performance of imaging in the therapy-guidance context. Specifically, we are active in the areas of image-guided surgery, personalized nanomedicine delivery, tracking of cell therapies and high-precision radiotherapy delivery.

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Gastroenterology. 2017 Nov 10;:
Darnaud M, Santos AD, Gonzalez P, Augui S, Lacoste C, Desterke C, De Hertogh G, Valentino E, Braun E, Zheng J, Boisgard R, Neut C, Dubuquoy L, Chiappini F, Samuel D, Lepage P, Guerrieri F, Doré J, Bréchot C, Moniaux N, Faivre J
Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 13;6:35374
Tata A, Woolman M, Ventura M, Bernards N, Ganguly M, Gribble A, Shrestha B, Bluemke E, Ginsberg HJ, Vitkin A, Zheng J, Zarrine-Afsar A
PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0161991
Patel P, Kato T, Ujiie H, Wada H, Lee D, Hu HP, Hirohashi K, Ahn JY, Zheng J, Yasufuku K
J Vis Exp. 2016;(114)
Stapleton S, Mirmilshteyn D, Zheng J, Allen C, Jaffray DA
Anal Chem. 2015 Nov 23;
Zou J, Talbot F, Tata A, Ermini L, Franjic K, Ventura M, Zheng J, Ginsberg H, Post M, Ifa DR, Jaffray D, Miller RJ, Zarrine-Afsar A
Biomaterials. 2015 Oct;67:160-8
Zheng J, Muhanna N, De Souza R, Wada H, Chan H, Akens MK, Anayama T, Yasufuku K, Serra S, Irish J, Allen C, Jaffray D
Mol Imaging Biol. 2015 Jul 21;
Zheng J, Winkeler A, Peyronneau MA, Dollé F, Boisgard R
Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 Sep;14(9):2060-71
Geretti E, Leonard SC, Dumont N, Lee H, Zheng J, De Souza R, Gaddy DF, Espelin CW, Jaffray DA, Moyo V, Nielsen UB, Wickham TJ, Hendriks BS


Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), University of Toronto