Qihong Zhang

Senior Scientist


Dr. Qihong Zhang received her PhD degree under the guidance of Professor Mendelsohn in the Chemistry Department at Rutgers University—Newark, where she also stayed as a postdoctoral researcher for three years. During her PhD period, Dr. Zhang’s research focused on lateral diffusion in isolated human stratum corenum (SC), characteristic hydration properties in collagen and dermal tissue under different humidity, and inhibition of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) permeation in isolated human SC and interruption of skin barrier function at different temperatures by vibrational spectroscopy. As a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Zhang participated more in cosmetics related research projects via industrial collaborations and gained extensive experience in novel experimental design that can apply to a broad range of test subjects, including skin, human skin equivalent, collagen, bone, teeth, coral, graphene, pharmaceutical formulations, particles, and skincare products, etc.

Currently at TRI Princeton, her goal is to combine her expertise in vibrational spectroscopy in skin barrier function, skin hydration and dermal/transdermal permeation, with other powerful techniques to grow and expand Cosmetics Business within TRI.


Recent Publications

Y. Chen, Q. Zhang, C. R. Flach, R. Mendelsohn, E. Galoppini, P. L. Reyes, K. Yang, R. Li, G. Li, Y. Lu, "Functionalization of MgZnO Nanorod Films and Characterization by FTIR Microscopic Imaging”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-017-0577-2.

S. Von Euw, Q. Zhang, V. Manichev, N. Murali, J. Gross, L. C. Feldman, T. Gustafsson, C. R. Flach, R. Mendelsohn, P. Falkowski, “Biological Control of Aragonite Formation in Stony Corals”, Science, 2017, 356, 933-938.

WH. Li, Q. Zhang, C. R. Flach, R. Mendelsohn, M. D. Southall, R. Parsa, “In Vitro Modeling of Unsaturated Free Fatty Acid-Mediated Tissue Impairments Seen in Acne Lesions”, Archives of Dematological Research, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s00403-017-1747-y.

S. Kaya, J. Basta-Pljakic, Z. Seref-Ferlengez, R. J. Majeska, L. Cardoso, T. G. Bromage, Q. Zhang, C. R. Flach, R. Mendelsohn, S. Yakar, S. P. Fritton, M. B. Schaffler, “Lactation Induced Changes in the Volume of Osteocyte Lacunar-Canalicular Space Alter Mechanical Properties in Cortical Bone Tissue”, Journal of bone and mineral research, 2016, 32, 688-697.

Y. Pyatski, Q. Zhang, R. Mendelsohn, C. R. Flach, “Effect of Permeation Enhancers on Flufenamic Acid Delivery in Ex Vivo Human Skin by Confocal Raman Microscopy”, International Journal of Pharmaceuticals, 2016, 505, 319-328.

Q. Zhang, C. R. Flach, R. Mendelsohn, G. Mao, A. Pappas, M. C. M. Correa, R. M. Walters, M. D. Southall, “Topically Applied Ceramide Accumulates in Skin Glyphs”, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, 8, 329-337 . 


Q. Zhang, P. Sadd, G. Mao, R. M. Walters, M. C. M. Correa, R. Mendelsohn, C. R. Flach, “Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging tracks Lateral Diffusion in Human Stratum Corneum”, Pharmaceutical Research, 2014, 31, 2762-2773.

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