Xianghong Jasmine Zhou, PhD

Xianghong Jasmine Zhou

Contact Information
Jasmine Zhou, PhD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-206-1403
Email: [email protected] 

Academic Title
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Tuebingen (Germany)
PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral, Harvard University

Dr. Jasmine Zhou holds the position of Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). With a long-standing track record, she has been at the forefront of developing innovative methods in the fields of liquid biopsy and precision medicine. Her laboratory has pioneered a series of computational and experimental techniques for the detection and characterization of cancer using cell-free DNA. Notable among these methods are cfMethyl-Seq, cfSNV, cfTrack, cfSort, CancerDetector, and CancerLocator.

Dr. Zhou possesses extensive experience in managing and coordinating large-scale research collaborations. She currently serves as the contact Principal Investigator (PI) for several NIH-funded projects focusing on early cancer detection and health monitoring, including the UCLA Center for the Early Detection of Liver Cancer. Previously, she served as the contact PI for the Knowledge Base and Coordination Center of the MAPGen Consortium, which centered on Mechanism-Associated Phenotypes for Genetic Analyses from 2011 to 2016. Dr. Zhou has served as a standing member of the NIH Study Section of Biodata Management and Analysis from 2010 to 2016. She is also a frequent panelist on various NIH review panels.

Dr. Zhou's academic journey includes earning a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tubingen in Germany. Subsequently, she completed a Nachdiplom in Computer Science and obtained her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Her postdoctoral training in Biostatistics was conducted at Harvard University. Dr. Zhou has received the NSF CAREER Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.