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Leading ALS Researcher Joins the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Date:8/14/2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug.14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) announces the appointment of Jingsong Zhou, Ph.D., as a research investigator and professor of physiology in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zhou is an internationally renowned researcher and an important addition to KCUMB's growing research efforts. KCUMB recently made a strategic shift to focus on advancing the scientific exploration of biomedical and translational research.

Dr. Zhou is an international leader in neuromuscular disease research, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Dr. Zhou is recognized for her significant contributions to advancing the scientific understanding in those, and other neurologic conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease. She has been on the cutting edge of biotechnology of Calcium imaging in living cells and is credited for the development of molecular biosensors of the mitochondria (the power plant for all cells) which has broad applications in a number of diseases.

Dr. Zhou brings the unique perspective of a biophysicist to understanding neuromuscular diseases, and is a well-funded investigator by the National Institutes of Health. She was most recently an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Rush University School of Medicine in Chicago. Prior to her tenure at Rush University she was a research associate for the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and served as a teaching and research assistant for the Department of Physiology at Hunan Medical University in China.

"KCUMB is honored to welcome an internationally recognized research expert, Dr. Zhou, to our team," said '/>"/>

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