Prof. Zang-Hee Cho

Professor & Director, Neuroscience Research Institute, Korea

Skills and Expertise: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computerized tomography (CT)


Prof. Zang Hee Cho was the Professor of Radiological Science at the University of California at Irvine and the University Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, Incheon, Korea from 1985, until he moved to Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University. He has been a pioneer in positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging since the inception of computerized tomography (CT) in 1972. He was the first one who pioneered the world’s first “Ring PET”, the first molecular imaging device, in 1975. More recently, he pioneered the first PET-MRI (Proteomics 2008) demonstrating that in vivo human sub-millimeter high-resolution molecular imaging is possible, and published over one hundred neuroscience and related scientific publications. He has more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications covering nuclear physics to neuroscience and published 3 graduate level textbooks. Among the numerous honors and awards, he was elected as a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine in 1997.

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