Hui Mao, PhD


Radiology and Imaging Sciences

1841 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: (404) 712-0357


Dr. Mao is widely recognized for his expertise in a range of scientific fields, including chemistry, biochemistry, biomaterials, neurosciences, cancer and nanomedicine, with more than 120 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific and medical journals. Dr. Mao is a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiological Research and a Charter Member of the NIH Study Section for Clinical Molecular Imaging and Probe Development. He is also a recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the “One-in-a-Hundred” Outstanding Mentor Award for post-doctoral education.

  • Ph.D. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • M.S. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Research in Dr. Mao’s laboratory is focused on developing and utilizing imaging technologies, especially magnetic resonance methods, to address biological questions and solve medical problems with strong emphases on translational research and potential clinical applications to major diseases, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. The research areas, funded by multiple NIH grants, are: MR spectroscopy based diagnosis and metabolomics, novel MRI contrast materials, image-guided drug delivery, molecular imaging probes, functional MRI and nanomedicine.