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My research focuses on stem cell and tissue engineering. By combining stem cell biology and engineering tools, the Zhao Lab seeks strategies to biofabricate completely biological tissues to regenerate or repair damaged tissues or organs. The function of engineered tissues is being strengthened by recapitulating the in vivo environment of natural tissues. The underlying mechanism is being explored through investigating the interaction of cells with environmental factors such as topographical cues, biophysical forces, and oxygen tensions. We also prompt stem cell research at Michigan Tech to meet the progress and advance of the outside scientific society. Training opportunities are consistently provided to graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, especially underrepresented students. In the TechTalk, I will introduce our stem cell-based cardiovascular and skin tissue engineering research.


Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering

Stem cell and tissue engineering research



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