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Chao-Hsiung Hsu, PhD
Chao-Hsiung Hsu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
(202) 865-7938


Dr. Chao-Hsiung Hsu is a Post-doctoral fellow at the Molecular Imaging Laboratory at the Department of Radiology of Howard University. Dr. Hsu completed his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He received his PhD degree in chemistry from the National Tsing-Hua University in conjunction with the Molecular Science and Technology Program, Taiwan International Graduate Program, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include studying the brain metabolism by using the method of Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CEST-MRI) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) Spectroscopy; developing new MR pulse sequence for tumor early detection and molecular image and optimizing the heating process of magnetic fluid hyperthermia for anti-tumor immune response.

He is currently working on the detection of metabolic degradation in the mouse brain after rapid microwave fixation, the long term effect of neonatal hypoxia injury on brain metabolism by GlucoCEST MRI and 1H MR Spectroscopy with Dr. Tsang-Wei Tu, assistant professor at Howard University and Dr. Joseph Scafidi, neonatal neurologist at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC.

Areas of Expertise

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • Biophysics Research
  • GlucoCEST MRI

Selected Publications

  1. Hsu, C.-H.*; Lin, S.; Ho, A.-C; Johnson, T. D.; Wang, PC.; Scafidi, J.; Tu, T.-W. Comparison of in vivo and in situ detection of hippocampal metabolites in mouse brain using 1H-MRS. NMR Biomed. 2021, 34 (2), e4451.
  2. Hsu, C.-H.*; Ray, S.*; Li, Z.*; Hwang, L.-P.; Lin, Y.-C.; Chou, P.-T.; Lin, Y.-Y. Dendrimer-and Copolymer-Based Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Cancer Theranostics. Theranostics 2018, 8 (22), 6322-6349.
  3. Lin, F.-C.; Hsu, C.-H.; Lin, Y.-Y. Nano-Therapeutic Cancer Immunotherapy Using Hyperthermia-Induced Heat Shock Proteins: Insights from Mathematical Modeling. Int. J. Nanomedicine 2018, 13, 3529-3539.
  4. Wang, C.; Hsu, C.-H.; Li, Z.; Hwang, L.-P.; Lin, Y.; Chou, P.-T.; Lin, Y.-Y. Effective Heating of Magnetic Nanoparticle Aggregates for in Vivo Nano-Theranostic Hyperthermia. Int. J. Nanomedicine 2017, 12, 6273-6287.
  5. Hsu, C.-H.*; Yao, J.*; Li, Z.*; Kim, T. S.; Hwang, L.-P.; Lin, Y.-C.; Lin, Y.-Y. Magnetic Resonance Nano-Theranostics for Glioblastoma Multiforme. Curr. Pharm. Des. 2015, 21, 5256-5266.
  6. Hsu, C.-H.*; Chen, Y.-W.*; Hwang, D. W. Novel MRI Contrast Development by Lock-in Suppression. Magn. Reson. Med. 2014, 71 (5), 1676-1681.

Contact Info

Chao-Hsiung Hsu, PhD
Molecular Imaging Laboratory
Howard University Hospital
Cancer Center, Rm B-116
2041 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20060
Tel: (202) 865-7938
Fax: (202) 865-3722