Hongyan Zou, MD, PhD
- PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Specialties:Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
Research Topics:Axon Guidance, Axonal Growth and Degeneration, Brain, Cancer Genetics, Developmental Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Regeneration, Spinal Cord, Stem Cells, Transcription Factors, Tumorigenesis
Dr. Hongyan Zou focuses her clinical practice on minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery, brain and spine tumors, and general neurosurgery.
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Dr. Zou's research laboratory studies axon regeneration and neurodevelopment, as well as brain tumor. Her research supports the development of novel treatments for neural repair and brain cancer.
Zou lab website
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Bone Cancer
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
- Brain, Spine Tumors
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Chiari Malformation
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Glioblastoma Multiforme
- Herniated Disk
- Low Back Pain
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Neck Fracture
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Quadriplegia And Paraplegia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Spinal Fusion
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Vertebroplasty And Kyphoplasty
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreasCancer Biology [CAB], Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS], Neuroscience [NEU]
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
PhD, Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute
Internship, General Surgery, Stanford University Hospital
Residency, Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospital
Specific Research Interests
- Molecular mechanisms of axon growth
- Transcription factors regulating axonal regeneration
- Neural stem cell proliferation, differentiation, and implication in CNS tumorigenesis
Our lab is interested in understanding how neurons are born, how they extend axons, and how they regenerate or fail to regenerate after injury. Brain and spinal cord injuries account for billions of dollars each year in medical costs. Understanding classic and identifying novel signaling pathways that promote neurogenesis and axonogenesis will provide new molecular targets towards effective CNS regeneration. Similar mechanisms that regulate the neural stem cell niche also regulate brain tumor stem cells. Understanding tumor microenvironment will have great impact on developing novel strategies to curb brain cancer invasion and relapse.
Zou lab website
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