Juan Zhou

Associate Professor


Email: juan.zhou@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4359
Fax: 902-494-2493
Mailing Address: 
5850 College Street, 14A Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building Halifax Nova Scotia B3H 1X5 Canada
Research Topics:
  • Immunology
  • T regulatory cells
  • Inflammation
  • Cannabinoids
  • Iron chelation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Transplantation tolerance


  • MD, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xian, China
  • MSc, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Research interests

Professor Zhou’s research interests include investigating the role of endocannabinoid system in immune regulation in inflammation disorders (e.g., experimental sepsis, interstitial cystitis, central nerve system injury-induced immunosuppression), development of new pharmacological approaches for inflammation, and immunomodulation in transplantation tolerance.  

Selected publications

  • Zhou J, Burkovskiy I, Yang H, Sardinha J, Lehmann C. CB2 and GPR55 receptors as therapeutic targets for systemic immune dysregulation. Front Pharmacol. 2016;7:264. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2016.00264.
  • Lehmann C, Fisher NB, Tugwell B, Szczesniak A, Kelly M, Zhou J. Experimental cannabidiol treatment reduces early pancreatic inflammation in type 1 diabetes. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2016;64:655-662. doi: 10.3233/CH-168021.
  • Zhou J, Soltow M, Zimmermann K, Pavlovic D, Johnston B, Lehmann C. Experimental TLR4 inhibition improves intestinal microcirculation in endotoxemic rats. Microvasc Res. 2015;101:33-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2015.06.004.
  • Ismaiel NM, Chankalal R, Zhou J, Henzler D. Using remifentanil in mechanically ventilated rats to provide continuous analgosedation. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2012;51:58-62. PubMed ID: 22330869.


  • International Cannabinoid Research Society
  • Shock Society
  • Canadian Society of Immunology

Service & activity

  • Editorial Board member: Frontiers in Pharmacology, Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation.
  • Reviewer for 6 scientific journals.