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SELECTBIO Conferences Bioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-Tissues 2022

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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Advanced 3D/4D Bioprinting for Complex Tissue Regeneration

Monday, 7 November 2022 at 10:00

Add to Calendar ▼2022-11-07 10:00:002022-11-07 11:00:00Europe/LondonAdvanced 3D/4D Bioprinting for Complex Tissue RegenerationBioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-Tissues 2022 in Boston, USABoston,

As an emerging biomanufacturing technique, 3D bioprinting has begun to show great promise in tissue/organ replacement. In addition, 4D bioprinting is a highly innovative additive manufacturing process to fabricate pre-designed, self-assembly structures with the ability to transform from one state to another directly off the bioprinter. It not only enables precise control over multiple compositions, spatial distributions, and architectural accuracy/complexity, but also offers a unique dynamic variation under specific stimulation to spatiotemporally regulate cellular behaviors. The main objective of our research is to develop novel biologically inspired nano or smart inks and advanced 3D/4D bioprinting techniques to fabricate the next generation of complex tissue/organ constructs (such as vascularized tissue, cardiac tissue, and neural tissue). 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 constructs, thus promising for complex tissue/organ regeneration.

Add to Calendar ▼2022-11-07 00:00:002022-11-08 00:00:00Europe/LondonBioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-Tissues 2022Bioprinting and Bioink Innovations for 3D-Tissues 2022 in Boston, USABoston,