Xiao-an Zhang

Xiao-an Zhang
Associate Professor

Research Interests: 

Chemical probes for biomedical imaging, including Magnetic Resonance and optical imaging. Multifunctional diagnostic and therapeutic agents.


  • CHMA10H3F - Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding


Selected Publications: 

· Enhui Pan1, Xiao-an Zhang 1, Zhen Huang, Artur Krezel, Min Zhao, Christine E. Tinberg, James McNamara, Stephen J. Lippard,Vesicular Zinc Promotes Presynaptic and Inhibits Postsynaptic Long Term Potentia-tion of Mossyfiber-CA3 Synapse Neuron.2011,Accepted 1 Equal Contributions)

· Subrata Ghosh, Pilhan Kim, Xiao-an Zhang, Andy Yun, Anna Moore, Stephen Lippard, Zdravka Medarova, A Novel Imaging Approach for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Based on Endogenous Zinc Sensing. Cancer Res.2010,. 70(15), 6119-6127 Highlighted as an Editor’s Choice in Science, 2010, 329, 885

· Taekwan Lee, Xiao-an Zhang, Shanta Dhar, Henryk Faas, Stephen J. Lippard, Alan Jasanoff, In Vivo Imaging with a Cell-Permeable Porphyrin-Based MRI Contrast Agent.Chem. & Bio. 2010, 17, 665-673

· Tatjana Atanasijevic, Xiao-an Zhang, Stephen J. Lippard, and Alan Jasanoff, MRI Sensing Based on the Displacement of Paramagnetic Ions from Chelated Complexes. Inorg. Chem.2010,49(6), 2589-2591

· Xiao-an Zhang, Dugan Hayes, Sarah J. Smith, Simone Friedle, Stephen J. Lippard, New Strategy for Quantifying Biological Zinc by a Modified Zinpyr Fluorescence Sensor. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2008 130(47), 15788-15789 Highlighted in Chem. & Eng. News, 2010, 88(38), 29)

For more publications see: http://www.scar.utoronto.ca/~xazhang/