Hongyan Zou, MD, PhD Email Hongyan Zou
- PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
- Spine Surgery
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Chinese (Cantonese)
- Hospital Affiliations
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029
Mount Sinai Doctors Specialty Practice
168 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Mount Sinai Flushing
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Dr. Hongyan Zou focuses her clinical practice on minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery, brain and spine tumors, and general neurosurgery.
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
Axon Guidance, Axonal Growth and Degeneration, Brain, Cancer Genetics, Developmental Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Regeneration, Spinal Cord, Stem Cells, Transcription Factors, Tumorigenesis
Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas
Cancer 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
Stanford University Hospital
English, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese)
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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Dr.Zou did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2021 and/or 2022: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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