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Lijie Grace Zhang's Biography

Lijie Grace Zhang, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, The George Washington University

Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. Dr. Zhang joined GW after finishing her postdoctoral training at Rice University and Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Bioengineering Laboratory for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering at GW. She has received the ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal, Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, and John Haddad Young Investigator Award by American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, etc. Her lab is focused on applying advanced 3D/4D bioprinting, nanotechnology, and stem cells for complex tissue regeneration and various disease treatments. Dr. Zhang has authored 147 publications including 108 peer-reviewed journal papers in top journals in her field such as Science Advances, Biomaterials, Advanced Science, Materials today, Nano today, Biofabrication, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Small Methods, Acta Biomaterialia, Nano Research, and Tissue Engineering, 22 conference proceedings and 17 book chapters. Her lab has given over 345 presentations in various international/national conferences and universities. Dr. Zhang also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Biomedical Engineering Advances; Editor of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications; Associate Editor of Journal of Nanobiotechnology; Associate Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Nanomedicine; and Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy.

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4D Bioprinting Smart and Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 at 11:30

Add to Calendar ▼2021-10-06 11:30:002021-10-06 12:30:00Europe/London4D Bioprinting Smart and Nanomaterials for Biomedical ApplicationsBioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-Tissues in Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) ZoneVirtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

4D printing is an emerging additive manufacturing process to fabricate smart structures with the ability to transform over time. Our pioneering work in designing novel 4D bioprinting smart and nanomaterials has shown great promise for various biomedical applications. We have successfully designed a series of novel 4D bioprinted tissue structures with multi-responsive abilities, including internal stress-induced, solvent-responsive, thermo-responsive, and light-responsive tissue constructs. These smart constructs exhibit excellent biocompatibility and have significantly enhanced various stem cell functions when compared to traditional bioprinting materials. For instance, recently novel light-triggered 4D bioprinted tissue constructs were created via incorporating nanomaterials into our stimuli-responsive smart materials. A proof-of-concept 4D bioprinted brain model was fabricated and the resultant construct exhibited a dynamically and remotely controllable transformation triggered by light in a spatiotemporal manner, which promoted excellent neural stem cell growth and differentiation. Our studies have shown the great potential of 4D bioprinting for the development of multi-responsive smart tissues and advanced biomedical devices.

Add to Calendar ▼2021-10-06 00:00:002021-10-06 00:00:00Europe/LondonBioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-TissuesBioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-Tissues in Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) ZoneVirtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)