Presentations and Conferences
Mar. 19, 2015
“The way the wind blows: investigating the impediments in nasal airway,” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University.
Mar. 17, 2015
“From nostril to receptors: nasal aerodynamics and its implications in mammalian nasal functions and diseases,” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University.
Feb. 25, 2015
“Anosmia: A Sense of Hope,” Panelist, Lecture for continuing medical education (CME) for physicians, Jefferson University.
Jan. 29, 2015
“The way the wind blows: investigating the impediments of nasal airflow,” Grand Rounds, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami.
Sep. 27, 2013
“What is Normal Nasal Airflow? – A Computational Study of 22 Healthy Adults,” American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Annual Meeting.
Sep. 28, 2013
“Conductive olfactory losses in chronic rhinosinusitis? – A computational fluid dynamics study of 29 patients,” American Rhinology Society (ARS) Annual Meeting.
Nov. 17, 2009
“The history and future of computational nasal airflow modeling – the clinical and functional relevance?” Beijing International Meeting on Research in Taste and Smell.
Apr. 16, 2009
“Sensation of nasal patency through mucosal heat loss rather than air temperature,” Rhinology World 2009 - the combined meeting of four major societies: the International Rhinological society (IRS), the International Symposium on Infection and Allergy of the Nose (ISIAN), the American Rhinological Society (ARS) and the American Academy of Otolarngic Allergy (AAOA).
Apr. 18, 2009
“Objective assessment of the impact of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) on olfactory function,” Rhinology World 2009.
Apr. 18, 2009
“Computational modeling of nasal airflow and odorant transport in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis,” Rhinology world 2009.
Conferences Abstracts (selected)
Sniffing and nasal aerodynamics: pre-processing of odorant information? Form and Function of the Olfactory System, HHMI Janelia Farm 2010
Jiang J.B., Luo Y.H., Dishowitz M., Wright A.C., and Zhao K., The first quantitative model of the nasal aerodynamics in mouse, AchemS 2010
Professional Experiences and Organizations
Ad hoc reviewer for NIH study section (ZDC1 SRB-K(20)), 2015
Program committee for Beijing international meeting on research in taste and smell, 2009
PNAS, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Laryngoscope, American Journal of Rhinology, International Forum of Rhinology and Allergy, Acta Oto-laryngologica, Journal of Rhinology, Medical Engineering and Physics, Chemical Senses, Chemoperception, Inhalation Toxicology, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Journal of Aerosol Science, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Journal of biomechanics, Journal of Experimental Biology, Anatomical Record.
Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AchemS), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Publications (submitted, in progress)
Lee TS., Goyal P., Luo Y., Zhao K. (2015) Inferior turbinate reduction: on which portion should surgery focus? A CFD study, International Forum of Rhinology and Allergy
Craig J., Zhao K., Doan N., Khalili S., John LYK, Adappa ND and Palmer J. (2015) Cadaveric validation study of computational fluid dynamics model of sinus irrigations before and after sinus surgery, International Forum of Allergy Rhinol (in press)
Lewis R., Tian HK., Wang J., He JW., Jiang J., Chen XM., Yin WB., Connelly T., Ma LM., Yu CR., Pluznick, JP., Storm DR., Huang LQ., Zhao K., and Ma M. (2015) An Olfactory Cilia Pattern in the Mammalian Nose Ensures High Sensitivity to Odors, Current Biology doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.065. [Epub ahead of print]
Zhao K., Craig J., Cohen NA., Adappa ND, Khalili S. and Palmer J. (2015) Sinus irrigations before and after surgery – visualization through computational fluid dynamics simulations, Laryngoscope (in press)
Zhao K., Malhotra P., Rosen D., Dalton P. and Pribitkin EA. (2014) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as surgical planning tool: a pilot study on middle turbinate partial resection, Anatomical Record. Nov;297(11):2187-95. doi: 10.1002/ar.23033. (cited: 2)
Zhao K., Jiang J. (2014) What is Normal Nasal Airflow? – A Computational Study of 22 Healthy Adults, International Forum of Allergy Rhinol. Jun;4(6):435-46. doi: 10.1002/alr.21319 (cited: 2)
Scott JW*., Sherrilla L., Jiang J., Zhao K.* (2014) Tuning to Odor Solubility and Sorption Pattern in Olfactory Epithelial Responses, Journal of Neuroscience, 34(6):2025-36 * co-first author.
Zhao K., Dalton P., Cowart BJ., Pribitkin EA.(2014) Re: In Reference to Regional Peak Mucosal Cooling Predicts the Perception of Nasal Patency. Laryngoscope. May;124(5):E211-2
Zhao K., Jiang J., Pribitkin EA., Dalton P., Rosen D. Lyman B., Yee KK., Rawson NE., Cowart, BJ. (2014) Conductive olfactory losses in chronic rhinosinusitis? – A computational fluid dynamics study of 29 patients, International Forum of Allergy Rhinol. Apr; 4(4):298-308. (cited: 1)
Zhao K., Jiang J., Blacker K., Lyman B., Dalton P., Cowart BJ., Pribitkin EA. (2014) Regional Peak Mucosal Cooling Predicts the Perception of Nasal Patency, Laryngoscope, 124(3):589-95 (cited: 10)
Zhao K., Blaker K., Luo Y. Bryant B., Jiang J. (2011) Perceiving nasal patency through mucosal cooling rather than air temperature or nasal resistance, Plos One 6: pp. e24618 (cited: 10)
Dalton PH., Opiekun RE., Gould M., McDermott R., Wilson T., Maute C., Ozdener MH., Zhao K., Emmett E., Lees PSJ., Herbert R., Moline J. (2010) Chemosensory Loss: Functional Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster. Environ Health Perspect 118(9): 1251-1256. (citations: 7)
Wise P.M., Zhao K., and Wysocki C.J. (2010) Dynamics of nasal irritation from pulsed homologous alcohols. Chem Senses. 35(9): 823-9 PMCID: PMC2980991
Jiang J.B., and Zhao K. (2010) Airflow and nanoparticle deposition in rat nose under various breathing and sniffing conditions —A computational evaluation of the unsteady and turbulent effect. Journal of Aerosol Science. 41: 1030–1043 PMCID: PMC2976565 (Citations: 18)
Wise P.M., Zhao K., and Wysocki C.J. (2009) Dynamics of nasal chemesthesis, Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1170:206-14 (citations: 9)
Wise P.M., Toczydlowski, S.E., Zhao K., and Wysocki C.J. (2009) Temporal integration in nasal lateralization of homologous propionates. Inhalation Toxicology, 21(10):819-27
Yang C.C., Scherer P.W., Zhao K. and Mozell M.M. (2007) Numerical modeling of odorant uptake in the rat nasal cavity, Chem. Sense. 32: 273–284. (citations: 26)
Zhao K., Dalton P., Yang G.C., and Scherer P.W. (2006) Numerical modeling of turbulent and laminar airflow and odorant transport during sniffing in the human and rat nose, Chemical Senses, 31: 107-118. (citations: 62)
Zhao K., Pribitkin E.D., Scherer P.W., Cowart B.J., Rosen D. and Dalton P. (2006) Numerical modeling of nasal obstruction and endoscopic surgical intervention: outcome to airflow and olfaction, American Journal of Rhinology, 20: 308–316. (citations: 30)
Zhao K., Scherer P.W., Hajiloo A., and Dalton P. (2004). Effect of anatomy on human nasal air flow and odorant transport patterns: implications for olfaction, Chemical Senses 29: 365-379. (citations: 119)
Kurtz D.B., Zhao K., Hornung D.E., Scherer P.W. (2004). Experimental and numerical determination of odorant solubility in nasal and olfactory mucosa, Chemical Senses, 29, 763-773. (citation: 40)
Ma Z.M., Zhao K. Qian W.J., and Zheng X.X. (1997) Ion Selective Microelectrode for Histamine and Application, Chinese J. of Analytical chemistry, 25(7), 750-754