Quing Zhu

Quing Zhu

Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

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PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
MS, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, 1987
BSE, Northern Jiaotong University, 1983


Advances cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment prediction and monitoring


Quing Zhu has pioneered the combining ultrasound and near infrared (NIR) imaging modalities for clinical diagnosis of breast cancers and for treatment assessment and prediction of advanced breast cancers. In addition, Zhu and her team as well as her collaborators have pioneered co-registered ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging techniques for ovarian cancer detection and diagnosis. Recently, Zhu’s team and her collaborators at Medical School have investigated co-registered photoacoustic microscopy and ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and structured light techniques for colorectal cancer diagnosis and for rectal cancer treatment response prediction. Her passion is to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment prediction. Her research interests are focused on multi-modality photoacoustic, ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, structured light imaging techniques for cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment assessment and prediction.


Professor Zhu joined Washington University in St. Louis as a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in July 2016. Previously, she was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Professor Zhu has been named a Fellow of the Optica (OSA), a Fellow of SPIE- International Society for Optics and Photonics, and a Fellow of AIMBE - The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.  She is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Oncology, a Topical Editor of Optics Letters, and an editorial board member of Photoacoustic and Biomedical Optics. She is a member of the organizing committee for the SPIE Photonics West Photon Plus Ultrasound Conference and the Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IX conference.

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