Chongzhao Ran

Prof. Chongzhao Ran

Assistant Professor in Radiology
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Chongzhao Ran, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received Master Degree in Medicinal Chemistry from China Pharmaceutical University, and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, China. He did his postdoctoral training at University of Chicago and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ran’s research focuses on molecular imaging probe and imaging technology development. Recently, his research group has been successfully designed and synthesized smart fluorescent near infrared imaging probes and 2nd generation PET tracers for amyloid beta of Alzheimer’s disease, and NIRF probes and PET tracers for brown adipose tissue. These probes could be useful tools for monitoring the efficacy of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and obesity in preclinical studies and clinical trials.


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Room 1420, Building 75
13th Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
p: 617-643-4886