Dr. Jin-Rong (Joseph) Zhou is currently Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also a member of the Nutrition curriculum Committee in Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr Zhou earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 1994 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studied Bio-nutrition and Cancer as a postdoctoral student at Harvard from 1994-1996, and won the NIH National Individual Research Service Award from 1996-1999.
Dr. Zhou’s research priority is to investigate the complex issues dealing with nutrition and health. The long-term goal of his research is to identify bioactive dietary and nutritional components for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as cancer and metabolic disorders. He is the recipient of over 30 research grants from the NIH, Department of Defense, and several other funding organizations, and has published about 70 peer-reviewed original research papers, review papers and book chapters/editorials. He has served the peer reviewer for over 70 scientific journals, the Guest Editor, the Managing Editor, the Field Editor and the Editorial Board for several scientific journals, and the Editors-in-Chief for Nutrition and Metabolic Insights and the Journal of Health Sciences. He has served on over 30 study sections and special emphasis panels for the NIH, and several review panels for other national and international organizations including USDA, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Italian Association for Cancer Research, Israel Science Foundation, Singapore National Medical Research Council, Research Fund Council of Hong Kong, and the National Science Foundation of China.
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center