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  • Our paper titled "In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of 3D Bioprinted Small-diameter Vasculature with Smooth Muscle and Endothelium" was one of the most read papers in Biofabrication. (2019)
  • Our paper titled "3D printed nanocomposite matrix for the study of breast cancer bone metastasis" was one of the top-cited articles in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. (2019)
  • Our paper titled "Fabrication of a highly aligned neural scaffold via a table top stereolithography 3D printing and electrospinning" was one of the top-cited articles in the Tissue Engineering Journal. (2019)
  • Our paper titled "How can 3D printing be a powerful tool in nanomedicine?" was one of the most read articles in the Journal of Nanomedicine from the last few years. (2019)
  • Our paper published in Advanced Biosystems entitled "Stereolithographic 4D bioprinting of multi-responsive architectures for neural engineering" was highlighted by the Wiley MaterialsViews China as the top 3D printing progress in recent years. (2019)

 

  • Dr. Zhang will serve as the Organizer of 3D Printing in Chemistry, Biology and Materials at Pacifichem 2020 to be held in Honolulu, HI on December 15-20, 2020. (12/2020)
  • Dr. Zhang will give an invited talk at Nanotech 2020 to be held in National Harbor, MD, on June 29-July 1, 2020. (6/2020)
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve on the International Advisory Board of the 13th International Conference "Medical Applications of Advanced Biomaterials and Nano-biotechnology" to be held in Montecatini Terme, Italy on June 20-23, 2020. (6/2020)
  • Dr. Zhang served as Symposium Chair of 3D Bioprinting in Engineering Tissues and Organs at TERMIS-Americas Annual Conference to be held in Orlando, FL on December 2-5, 2019. (12/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve on the Membership Committee of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF). (11/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang served as Session Chair of Track 10-23: Nanoengineered, Nano Modified, Hierarchical, Multi-Scale Materials and Structures I and II at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition to be held in Salt Lake City, UT on November 11-14, 2019. (11/2019)
  • Our lab gave the following eight presentations at 2019 BMES annual conference, Philadelphia, PA. (10/2019)
    • H. Cui, T. Esworthy, X. Zhou, S.Y. Hann, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Printing Tri-cultured Vascularized Tissue Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study.
    • S.Y. Hann, H. Cui, M. Plesniak, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Biomimetic Flexible Multilayer Blood Vessels.
    • X. Zhou, H. Cui, S.Y. Hann, T. Esworthy, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Biomimetic Blood Vessel With Spatiotemporal Tunable Structure.
    • H. Cui, T. Esworthy, X. Zhou, S.Y. Hann, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Printing of Complex Vascularized Tissue with Multi-directional Differentiation.
    • T. Esworthy, H. Cui, X. Zhou, S.Y. Hann, S.J. Lee, and L.G. Zhang. Neural Stem Cell Growth and Differentiation on 3D Printed GABA-Doped Gelatin-Methacrylate Scaffolds.
    • S.Y. Hann, H. Cui, T. Esworthy, X. Zhou, S.J. Lee, and L.G. Zhang. Fabrication of Biomimetic Nano Vascularized Bone Using a Dual 3D Printing Platform.
    • X. Zhou, Y. Fan, T.J. Webster, H. Fenniri and L.G. Zhang. 3D Printing Biologically-inspired DNA Based Gradient Scaffold for Cartilage Tissue Regeneration.
    • T. Esworthy, C. West, H. Cui, X. Zhou, S.Y. Hann, S.J. Lee, and L.G. Zhang. Effects of Insulin and TGF-β1 Supplementation on Neural Stem Cell Growth on 3D Printed Scaffolds. 2019 BMES Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2019.
  • Dr. Zhang served as Symposium Chair of 9.1 3D/4D Printed Functional Materials and Structures I and II at the 56th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science held at Washington University at St. Louis on October 13-15,  2019. Tim gave two talks at the conference. (10/2019)
    • T. Esworthy, X. Zhou, H. Cui, S.J. Lee, S.Y. Hann, and L.G. Zhang. Development of 3D Printed Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Modified Gelatin-Methacrylate Scaffolds for Improving Neural Stem Cell Function.
    • S.J. Lee, T. Esworthy, S. Miao, H. Cui, and L.G. Zhang. Integrating Advanced 3D/4D Bioprinting with Nanobiomaterials for Neural Tissue Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum news titled “4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart’’ reports a joint three-year NSF grant by Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang at GWU and Dr. John Fisher from the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Nanobiotechnology. (10/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang served as the Track Leader for Track 6.2 4D Printing Materials at the 7th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN2019) held on September 20-24, Harbin, China. (9/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang served as the Symposium Chair of 3D/4D Printing for Tissue Engineering at the International Conference on Biomechanics and Medical Engineering (ICBME2019)-Yuan-Cheng Fung 100th Birthday Celebration held in San Diego, CA on September 20-23, 2019. Sung also gave one presentation at the conference (9/2019)
    • Y. Hann, H. Cui, T. Esworthy, X. Zhou, S. Lee, and L.G. Zhang. Dual 3D Printing Hierarchical Nano/Micro Vascularized Bone Tissue.
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang and Dr. John Fisher (University of Maryland), received a three year National Science Foundation grant entitled "4D Bioprinting of Near-infrared Light Responsive Smart Constructs for Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Engineering”. (9/2019)
  • Welcome Yue Wang, a visiting Ph.D. student from Zhejiang University, joining our lab! (9/2019)
  • Congratulations, Haitao's breakthrough paper titled "In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of 3D Bioprinted Small-diameter Vasculature with Smooth Muscle and Endothelium" has finally been accepted by Biofabrication after it was rejected for over 7 times by different journals and evaluated and commented by more than 20 reviewers since it was first submitted in July 2017! In this study, we bioprinted a novel small diameter vasculature which possessed numerous favorable characteristics such as biomimetic endothelium and smooth muscle layers, higher tissue affinity, beneficial perfusability and permeability, excellent vascular remodeling in vivo. It will be a milestone toward eventually fabricating a complicated tissue/organ for clinical transplantation. (8/2019)
  • Our 4D bioprinting human organs were highlighted as the cover image of GW Research Magazine's 2019 Spring issue. (7/2019)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang received the American Heart Association Transformative Project Award! This project was highlighted by GW Hatchet. (7/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang served as the conference chair of the 5th International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials held at the George Washington University on July 22-24, 2019. Sung and Tim also gave two presentations at the conference. (7/2019)
    • S. Hann, H Cui, and L.G. Zhang. Dual 3D Bioprinting Vascularized Bone with Biomimetic Micro/Nano Architecture
    • S. Miao, H. Cui, T. Esworthy, and L.G. Zhang. 4D Bioprinting Nanomaterials.
  • Congratulations, Sun's and Tim's paper titled "Experimental Observation and Numerical Simulation of Tumor Growth" was accepted by the Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics. (7/2019).
  • Dr. Zhang served as Organizer of B2: Advanced Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Bio-Applications; Materials, Processes, and Systems, Toronto, Canada at GFMAT-2/BIO-4 on July 21-26, 2019. (7/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a poster presentation at the 2019 XXIII International Society for Heart Research World Congress in Beijing. She also gave three seminar talks at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, at the College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, and at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China Jiaotong University. (6/2019)
  • Haitao gave one presentation titled "3D Bioprinting Complex Vascularized Tissues" at 2019 NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium, Bethesda, MD, June 5-7, 2019. (6/2019)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk at the 2019 SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference held on April 14-18, Baltimore, MD. (4/2019)
  • Our following five papers have been accepted. Congratulations! (4/2019)
    • S. Miao, M. Nowicki, H. Cui, S. Lee, X. Zhou, D.K. Mills, and L.G. Zhang. 4D Anisotropic Skeletal Muscle Tissue Constructs Fabricated by Staircase Effect Strategy, Biofabrication.
    • N. Yi, H. Cui, L.G. Zhang, and H. Cheng. Integration of biological systems with electromechanical assemblies, Acta Biomaterialia.
    • X. Zhou, T. Esworthy, S. Lee, S. Miao, H. Cui, M. Plesiniak, H. Fenniri, T. Webster, R. Rao, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Printed scaffolds with hierarchical biomimetic structure for osteochondral regeneration. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.
    • W. Zhu, T.J. Webster, and L.G. Zhang. 4D Printing Smart Biosystems for Nanomedicine, Nanomedicine.
    • S.Y. Hann, H. Cui, T. Esworthy, S. Miao, X. Zhou, S. Lee, J.P. Fisher, and L.G. Zhang. Recent Advances in 3D Bioprinting: Vascular Network for Tissue and Organ Regeneration, Translational Research.
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows – Class of 2019 for her “outstanding contributions to tissue engineering using innovative 3D/4D bioprinting techniques and nanotechnology for complex tissue and organ regeneration”! The induction ceremony was held at the National Academy of Sciences during the AIMBE Annual Meeting on March 24 and 25, 2019. (03/2019)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Plesniak and Dr. Zhang received an NSF grant to investigate the effects of arterial secondary flow structures on endothelial cell signaling in 3D bioprinted artery models. (3/2019)
  • Our following two papers have been accepted. Congratulations, Dr. Cui and Dr. Heo! (2/2019)
    • H. Cui, S. Miao, T. Esworthy, S. Lee, X. Zhou, S.Y. Hann, T.J. Webster, B. Harris, and L.G. Zhang. A novel near-infrared light responsive 4D printed nanoarchitecture with dynamically and remotely controllable transformation, Nano Research.
    • D.N. Heo, S.J. Lee, N.J. Castro, R. Timsina, X. Qiu, and L.G. Zhang. Development of 3D printable conductive hydrogel with nano-crystallized PEDOT:PSS for neural tissue engineering. Materials Science & Engineering C.
  • Dr. Zhang gave a research lighting talk to MAE graduates on January 25, 2019. (01/2019)
  • Se-jun gave an invited talk in the session of "Functional Nanomaterials for 3D Bioprinting" at the IEEE NANOMED 2018 Conference in Hawaii. (12/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited lecture to GW SEAS freshman in the course of SEAS1001 (Engineering Orientation). (12/2018)
  • Tim gave one presentation titled "Effects of Mechanical Stresses on Granule Progenitor Cell Differentiation and Proliferation During Simulated Foliation Using a 4D Printed Cerebellar Cortex-on-a-Chip" during 2018 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston MA. He also got the best poster award nominee ribbon at the meeting.  Congratulations, Tim! (11/2018)
  • Congratulations, Jeanna's paper titled "Enhanced Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells using Microbubbles and Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound on 3D Printed Scaffolds" was selected as the cover image of Advanced Biosystems! (11/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang will serve as the chair of Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine Technical Committee, the Materials Division of ASME for a two-year term starting from 2018. (11/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang served as the Topic Organizer of Materials and 3D Printing for Biology and Medicine, ASME IMECE, Pittsburgh, November 9-14, 2018. Shida and Tim also gave two presentations at the conference. (11/2018)
    • S. Miao, H. Cui, S. Lee, X. Zhou, and L. Zhang. Four Dimensional Printing of Smart Tissue Constructs.
    • H. Cui, T. Esworthy, M. Mohiuddin, and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Thick Cardiac Constructs with Perfusable Vessels.
  • Our 4D bioprinting research was reported by 3D Printing Industry and Advanced Science News. (11/2018)
  • Jeana's paper titled "Enhanced Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells using Microbubbles and Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound on 3D Printed Scaffolds" was accepted by Advanced Biosystems. Congratulations! (10/2018).
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited National Nanomedicine Web Lecture organized by Northeastern University. (10/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang served as the symposium chair of "Organ On a Chip", 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, BMES, Atlanta, GA, October 17-20, 2018. In addition, Se-jun and Raina gave two presentations at the conference. (10/2018)
    • Lee, X. Zhou, H. Cui, Y. Zuo, L.G. Zhang. Development of 3D amine functionalized carbon nanotube scaffolds for mesenchymal stem cell neural differentiation.
    • R. Mittal, S. Lee, S. Miao, L.G. Zhang. Development of 3D Conductive Microgrooved Scaffolds for Aligned Neurite Growth of Neural Stem Cells.
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk at the 7th Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium hosted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on October 11, 2018. (10/2018)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang received the 2018 GWU Hegarty Award for Faculty Innovation! The $10,000 award is to recognize and reward a faculty member who has had an exceptional year through innovation. The award ceremony will be held on October 12th. (10/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk at the FDA mini-symposium: 3D Printing of Medical Products: From Pets to Pills. (9/2018)
  • Wei's paper titled "Enhanced Neural Stem Cell Functions in Conductive Annealed Carbon Nanofibrous Scaffolds with Electrical Stimulation" was selected as the Cover image and feature article of October 2018 issue of Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and MedicineCongratulations! (9/2018)
  • Xuan and Se-jun gave two presentations at the ASME- NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB) conference, California Plaza, CA, August 21-24, 2018. (8/2018)
  • Congratulations, Se-jun will work as a visiting Ph.D. student at Prof Langer's Lab at MIT for one year, starting from Fall 2018. He will be supervised by Dr. Gio Traverso. (8/2018)
  • Shida and Haitao's paper titled "Stereolithographic 4D bioprinting of multi-responsive architectures for neural engineering" was selected as the cover image of Advanced Biosystems. Congratulations! (8/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited presentation at the FDA meeting: “Pediatric Medical Device Development", August 13-14, 2018 to discuss the challenges of developing pediatric devices. She also served on the panel for "The Next 10 Years: Steps Toward a Contemporary System for Adults and Children" at the meeting. (8/2018)
  • Welcome Sung, a new Ph.D. student, joins our lab. (8/2018)
  • Haitao's paper titled "3D Bioprinting for Cardiovascular Regeneration and Pharmaceutics" was accepted by Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Congratulations, Haitao! (7/2018)
  • Haitao and Xuan attended the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'18) in Honolulu, HI to present their cutting-edge research titled "3D Printing Vascularized Tissue Foam with Tunable Mechanics" and "3D Bioprinting Biomimetic Blood Vessels", respectively. (7/2018)
  • Our following two papers have been accepted. (7/2018)
    • M. Aliabouzar, L.G. Zhang, and K. Sarkar. Acoustic characterization of 3D printed PEGDA scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Biomedical Materials.
    • Y. Yang, L. Xu, S. Dekkers, L.G. Zhang, F. Cassee, and Y. Zuo. Biophysical Inhibition of Pulmonary Surfactant by Metal-based Nanomaterials, Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Our lab's white paper on 4D printing was posted to the AABME.org website (6/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk at the 13th Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology in Chengdu, China. She also gave three seminar talks at the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, at the School of Life Science & Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, and at the School of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University. (6/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a keynote speech at the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM2018) hosted by Northwestern University on June 6, 2018. (6/2018)
  • Shida and Haitao's paper titled "Stereolithographic 4D bioprinting of multi-responsive architectures for neural engineering" was accepted by Advanced Biosystems. Congratulations, Shida and Haitao! (5/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to organize a special issue on the topic of '4D Printing'  by the International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials (IJSNM). This special issue will collect and present the latest advancements in 4D printing including, but not limited to, novel smart printing materials, sophisticated geometry design, new theories, advanced 4D printing technologies, current opinions and potential applications in various areas ranging from biomedicine to robotics. (5/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve on the Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium Program Committee at the University of Virginia. The symposium will be on November 5, 2018. (5/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang served as the Symposium Chair of SM05: Biomaterials for Tissue Interface Regeneration at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ and Tim gave an invited talk at the meeting on behalf of her. (4/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk at the Comparative Medicine Institute at North Carolina State University. (4/2018)
  • Se-jun won the AccelerateGW I-Corps Site Grant for “Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Conductive 3D Scaffolds for Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Schwann Cell-like Phenotypes”. Congratulations, Se-jun! (4/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to attend GW Technology Commercialization Office 2018 Startup Showcase. In addition, Dr. Ben Holmes (a former lab member) showcased a success story of his "Nanochon" Company in the event. (4/2018)
  • Shida's paper titled "Photolithographic-Stereolithographic-Tandem Fabrication of 4D Smart Scaffolds for Improved Stem Cell Cardiomyogenic Differentiation" was accepted by Biofabrication. It was also highlighted by Physicsworld. Congratulations, Shida! (4/2018)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk in the laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (3/2018).
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (3/2018).
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. (3/2018).
  • Dr. Zhang received the 2018 GWU OVPR Early Career Researcher Award. The award ceremony was held on April 25, 2018. (3/2018)
  • Se-jun's Journal of Neural Engineering paper about 3D bioprinted nano conductive neural tissue was reported by medicalphysicsweb. Here is the link. (2/2018)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Keidar, Dr. Plesniak, Dr. Lee, Dr. Sherman and Dr. Zhang won a five year NSF center grant titled "IUCRC Phase I GWU: Center for High Pressure Plasma Energy, Agriculture, and Biomedical Technologies (PEAB)". (2/2018)
  • Our following two papers have been accepted. Congratulations, Dr. Zhu and Dr. Zhou! (2/2018)
    • X. Zhou, H. Cui, M. Nowicki, S. Miao, S.J. Lee, F. Masood, B. Harris and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinted Dopamine Based Matrix for Promoting Neural Regeneration, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
    • W. Zhu, H. Cui, B. Boualam, F. Masood, E. Flynn, R. Rao, Z. Zhang and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Mesenchymal Stem Cell-laden Construct with Core-shell Nanospheres for Cartilage Tissue Engineering, Nanotechnology.
  • Margaret’s paper entitled "Integrating three-dimensional printing and nanotechnology for musculoskeletal regeneration" was featured among the best research of 2017 in Nanotechnology Journal and included in its “Highlights of 2017” issue. (1/2018)
  • Our following paper has been accepted. Congratulations, Se-jun! (1/2018)
    • S.J. Lee, T. Esworthy, S. Miao, Y. Zuo, B. Harris and L.G. Zhang. Advances in 3D Bioprinting for Neural tissue Engineering, Advanced Biosystems.
  • Welcome Tim, a new PhD student, joins our lab. (1/2018)
  • Haitao’s paper entitled "3D Bioprinting for Organ Regeneration" was listed as one of the top 10 papers in Advanced Healthcare Materials according to Wiley Online Library page view statistics in October and November, 2017. (1/2018)
  • Congratulations, Alice (five year old) was selected as the Citizen of the Month in Kindergarten~ (12/2017)
  • Congratulations, our following three papers have been accepted! (12/2017)
    • E. Yang, S. Miao, J. Zhong, Z.Y. Zhang, D. Mills and L.G. Zhang. Bio-based polymers for 3D bioprinting. Polymer Reviews.
    • W. Zhu, T.J. Webster, and L.G. Zhang. How can 3D printing be a powerful tool in nanomedicine? Nanomedicine.
    • Y. Yang, Y. Wu, Q. Ren, L.G. Zhang, S. Liu, Y. Zuo. Biophysical Assessment of Pulmonary Surfactant Predicts the Lung Toxicity of Nanoparticles. Small Methods.
  • Dr. Zhang became a courtesy faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at GWU. (12/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang served as a National Judge for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. (12/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited seminar talk in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. (11/2017)
  • Wei and Se-jun presented the following presentations at the 47th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (11/2017)
    • S.J. Lee, W. Zhu, M. Nowicki, G. Lee, D.N. Heo, J. Kim, Y. Zuo, and L. Zhang. 3D printing nano conductive multi-walled carbon nanotube scaffolds for promoting neuronal differentiation of mouse neural progenitors.
    • W. Zhu, and F. Masood, B. Harris and L. Zhang. 3D printing aligned scaffold immobilizing bioactive cue for neural regeneration.
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the vice chair of Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine Technical Committee, the Materials Division of ASME for the second term. (11/2017)
  • Xuan and Se-jun gave the following presentations at the 2017 ASME IMECE conference, Tampa, Florida. (11/2017)
    • X. Zhou, H. Cui, and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinted Dopamine Based Matrix for Promoting Neural Regeneration.
    • S. J. Lee, D. Yan, X. Zhou, W. Zhu, M. Keidar, and L. Zhang. Synergistic Effect of 3D Printed Tissue Scaffolds with Drug Loaded Core-shell Nanoparticles and Cold Atmospheric Plasma on Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenesis.
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the young editor for Science China Technological Sciences from 2018 to 2020. ”Science China Technological Sciences is co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The journal is committed to publishing high quality, original results in both basic and applied research.“  (11/2017)
  • Our following two papers have been accepted. Congratulations, Se-jun and Mitra! (10/2017)
    • S. Lee, W. Zhu, M. Nowicki, G. Lee, D.N. Heo, J. Kim, Y. Zuo, and L.G. Zhang. 3D printing nano conductive multi-walled carbon nanotube scaffolds for nerve regeneration, Journal of Neural Engineering.
    • M. Aliabouzar, X. Zhou, L.G. Zhang and Kausik Sarkar. Chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in 3D printed porous tissue scaffolds in presence of low intensity pulsed ultrasound, Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
  • Our lab gave the following ten presentations at the 2017 BMES annual conference, Phoenix, AZ. (10/2017)
    • H. Cui, and L. Zhang. Direct 3D Bioprinting of Vascular Network with Smooth Muscle and Endothelium.
    • S. Miao, H. Cui, M. Nowicki, S. Lee, X. Zhou, W. Zhu, and L. Zhang. Nano ink materials for four dimensional (4D) printing of biomedical scaffolds.
    • W. Zhu, S. Lee, and L. Zhang. Enhanced neural stem cell differentiation in 3D printed scaffold with light stimulation.
    • X. Zhou, H. Cui, M. Nowicki, and L. Zhang. Developing Novel Dopamine Based Printing Ink for Promoting Neural Stem Cell Differentiation.
    • H. Cui, and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Vascularized Cardiac Patch with Anisotropy for Cardiac Tissue Regeneration.
    • S.J. Lee, D. Yan, X. Zhou, W. Zhu, M. Keidar, and L. Zhang. Synergistic Effect of Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Drug Loaded Core-shell Nanoparticles on Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenesis.
    • S. Miao, H. Cui, M. Nowicki, S. Lee, X. Zhou, W. Zhu, and L. Zhang. Four dimensional printing of dynamic architecture for tissue engineering.
    • W. Zhu, H. Cui, B. Boualam, F. Masood, and L. Zhang. 3D bioprinted cartilage scaffold for improved human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell differentiation.
    • S.J. Lee, D. Asheghali, S. Minko, and L. Zhang. Touch-spinning of PCL Nanofibers for Nerve Regeneration.
    • X. Zhou, M. Nowicki, and L. Zhang. 3D printed osteochondral scaffold with biomimetic structure.
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications. (9/2017)
  • Xiuqi's paper titled "Single-step synthesis of carbon encapsulated magnetic nanoparticles in arc plasma and potential biomedical applications" was accepted by the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Congratulations, Xiuqi! (9/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as an editorial board member for the journal, Heliyon, by Elsevier. (8/2017)
  • Wei successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “3D Printing and Electrospinning for Neural Tissue Engineering and Cancer Modeling Applications”. Congratulations, Dr. Zhu! He will work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at John Hopkins University.  Good Luck for his career! (8/2017)
  • Dayun's paper titled "The Strong Cell-based Hydrogen Peroxide Generation Triggered by Cold Atmospheric Plasma" was accepted by Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Dayun! (8/2017)
  • Our lab has the following three conference presentations at the 54th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, July 25-28, Boston, MA. Dr. Zhang and Dr. Thomas J. Webster (Northeastern U.) chaired a symposium of 3D Bioprinting and Advanced Bioinks at the conference. Wei also received GW Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students for this conference. (7/2017)
    • S. Miao, H. Cui, M. Nowicki, N. J. Castro, J. Almeida, X. Zhou, W. Zhu, S. Lee, and L. G. Zhang. Novel 4D Printing of Topographical Constructs for Tissue Engineering
    • H. Cui and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Self-healing Hydrogel for Tissue Regeneration
    • W. Zhu, B. Boualam, and L. G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Cell-laden Nanocomposite for Cartilage Regeneration
  • Margaret’s paper titled “Three-Dimensional Printing Techniques for Musculoskeletal Regeneration” was accepted by Nanotechnology. Congratulations, Margaret! (7/2017)
  • Haitao’s paper entitled "3D Bioprinting for Organ Regeneration" was one of the most downloaded and read publications in Advanced Healthcare Materials in June, 2017. (7/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a technical talk entitled “Advanced Nano and Smart Materials Based 4D Bioprinting” at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology Expo on July 21, Washington, DC. (7/2017)
  • DongNyoung’s paper titled “Directly induced neural differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells using 3D culture system of conductive microwell with electrical stimulation” was accepted by Tissue Engineering Part A. (7/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a talk titled “Integrating 3D bioprinting and nanomaterials for complex vascularized tissue regeneration” at the 91st ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium held at CUNY in New York City, July 9-12, 2017. (7/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as an associate editor for a new ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy. In addition, ASME has re-organized its biomedical related resources to form the Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME) in order to “bring together practitioners in the growing discipline of biomedical engineering – across industry, research, academia, government, and more and to provide cutting edge content, tools and resources to address the specific needs of the biomedical engineering community.” (6/2017)
  • Dr. Kausik Sakar (MAE), Dr. Raj Rao (Orthopedics) and Dr. Grace Zhang received a GW Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) titled “Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) and Microbubbles for Cartilage and Osteochondral Regeneration in 3D Printed Nanostructured Scaffolds”. (6/2017)
  • Shida’s paper titled “4D printing of polymeric materials for tissue and organ regeneration” was accepted by Materials Today. Congratulations, Shida! (6/2017)
  • Dr. Nowicki and Ph.D. student Se-jun from our lab are featured in GW SEAS Graduate Student Research video. Here is the link.(5/2017)
  • Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Holmes and his company Nanochon on winning the NSF SBIR Phase I grant! (5/2017)
  • Dayun’s paper titled “The Specific Vulnerabilities of Cancer Cells to the Cold Atmospheric Plasma-Stimulated Solutions” was accepted by Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Dayun! (5/2017)
  • Our lab formed three teams to participate in 2017 GW Technology Commercialization Office Innovation Competition. (4/2017)
    • 3D Printing Vasculature With Biomimetic Complexity for Cardiac Patches
    • Engineered Vascularized Bone Constructs via Dual 3D Bioprinting
    • Ultrasound-Activated Microbubbles for Cartilage Tissue Engineering
  • Dr. Zhang and her NSF I-corps team were interviewed by GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with an intent to showcase the successful stories of GW researchers and promote the program to future participants. Here is the video link. (4/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. (4/2017)
  • Dr. Debanjan Sarkar (SUNY at Buffalo) and Dr. Zhang co-organized the symposium “Multifunctional Biomaterial Design for Regenerative Tissue Engineering” at the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (4/2017)
  • Xiuqi successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled “Synthesis and Diagnostic of Single and Multi-dimensional Nanomaterial in Arc Discharge Plasma”, she was co-advised by Prof. Keidar and Prof. Zhang. Congratulations, Dr. Fang! (3/2016)
  • Wei’s paper titled “3D Printing Scaffold Coupled with Low Level Light Therapy for Neural Tissue Regeneration” was accepted by Biofabrication. Congratulations, Wei! (3/2017)
  • Wei received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self Finance Students Abroad. Congratulations, Wei! (3/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as a member of NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section (BMBI), Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 01, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021. She has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) study section since 2014. (3/2017)
  • Our following six papers have been accepted and published recently (3/2017)
    • W. Zhu, T. Ye, S.J. Lee, H. Cui, S. Miao, X. Zhou, D. Shuai, and L.G. Zhang. Enhanced Neural Stem Cell Functions in Conductive Annealed Carbon Nanofibrous Scaffolds with Electrical Stimulation, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, accepted.
    • J. George, H. Haghshenas, D. D’Hemecourt, W. Zhu, L.G. Zhang, V. Sorger. Scattering and Absorption Control in Biocompatible Fibers towards Equalized Photobiomodulation, Biomedical Optics Express, accepted (2017).
    • X. Zhou, M. Nowicki. H. Cui, W. Zhu, X. Fang, S. Miao, S. Lee, M. Keidar, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinted Graphene Oxide-Incorporated Matrix for Promoting Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Carbon, 116: 615–624 (2017).
    • D.N. Heo, N.J. Castro, S. Lee, H. Noh, W. Zhu, and L.G. Zhang, Enhanced bone tissue regeneration using 3D printed microstructure incorporated with hybrid nano hydrogel, Nanoscale, epub ahead of print (2017). *Cover image
    • D. Yan, H. Xiao, W. Zhu, N. Nourmohammadi, L.G. Zhang, K. Bian, and M. Keidar. The role of aquaporins in the anti-glioblastoma capacity of the cold plasma-stimulated medium, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50(5):055401 (2017).
    • H. Cui, M. Nowicki, J.P. Fisher and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting for Organ Regeneration. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 6(1):1601118 (2017).
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited seminar talk at Louisiana Tech University as part of their year-long New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series. (3/2017)
  • Margaret successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled “Three Dimensional Bioprinting and Micro/Nano-particle Integration for Complex, Gradient Osteochondral Tissue Engineering Scaffolds”, she was co-advised by Prof. Zhang and Prof. Plesniak. Congratulations, Dr. Nowicki! (2/2017)
  • Welcome Prof. Li Fong Yau, Sam from the Department of Chemistry at National University of Singapore to have his sabbatical in our lab. (2/2017)
  • Margaret received a Graduate Runner-Up Prize during the 2017 SEAS Student Research and Development Showcase. Congratulations, Margaret! (2/2017)
  • Wei gave the following presentation in the 2017 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference in Kohala Coast, Hawaii, January 3-7, 2017.
    • W. Zhu, B. Boualam and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Mesenchymal Stem Cell-laden Construct with Core-shell Nanospheres for Cartilage Regeneration.
  • Dr. Zhang takes one semester sabbatical leave at Harvard Medical School. This is hosted by Dr. Ali Khademhosseini’s lab. (1/2017)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk at the IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanoengineering in Medicine Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii, December 12-16, 2016. She also visited Dr. Yi Zuo’s lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Hawaii at Manoa. (12/2016)
  • Our following two papers were accepted by Tissue Engineering Part A. (12/2016)
    • S. Lee, M. Nowicki, B. Harris and L.G. Zhang. Fabrication of a highly aligned neural scaffold via a table top stereolithography 3D printing and electrospinning,
    • T. Guo, J. Lembong, L.G. Zhang and J. P. Fisher. 3D Printing Articular Cartilage: Recapitulating the Complexity of Native Tissue.
  • Dr. Zhang gave a seminar talk in the Department of Physics at GW. (12/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as a National Judge for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. (12/2016)
  • Haitao’s paper titled “3D Bioprinting for Organ Regeneration” were accepted by Advanced Healthcare Materials. Congratulations, Haitao! (11/2016)
  • Margarete and Xuan gave the following presentations in the 2016 ASME IMECE, Phoenix, AZ. (11/2016)
    • M. Nowicki, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang, 3D Printing of Gradient Osteochondral Scaffolds using Soy Oil Resin.
    • X. Zhou, N.J. Castro, W. Zhu, H. Cui, K. Sarkar, and L. Zhang, Enhancing Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenesis via Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound and 3D bioprinting Biomimetic Scaffolds.
  • Dr. Zhang received 2016 ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award “for pioneering research in tissue engineering and biomechanics for the development of novel biologically inspired nanomaterials; and for research in the integration of nanobiomaterials with advanced 3-D bioprinting for complex tissue and organ regeneration.” The award ceremony took place at the Honors Assembly during the 2016 ASME IMECE annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Zhang also gave an invited award talk titled “Advanced Nano and Smart Materials Based 3D/4D Bioprinting”. Here is the award video link. (11/2016)
  • Mitra’s paper titled “Lipid Coated Microbubbles and Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Enhance Chondrogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in 3D Printed Scaffolds” was accepted by Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Mitra! (10/2016)
  • Dr. Ben Holmes, our lab’s former PhD, was interviewed by GW today. Here is the story. (10/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a keynote talk in the Bioscience and Bioengineering session at 2016 Biofabrication meeting in Winston-Salem, NC. (10/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk in the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. (10/2016)
  • Our lab’s paper titled “3D Bioprinting a Cell-laden Bone Matrix for Breast Cancer Metastasis Study” was accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations, Xuan! (10/2016).
  • Shida’s 4D bioprinting paper was highlighted as the cover image of Tissue Engineering Part C in Volume 22 Issue 10. Congratulations, Shida! (10/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a seminar talk in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. (10/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk in the Stem Cell Engineering track at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, October 5-8, 2016. Our lab also has the following presentations. (10/2016)
    • H. Cui, W. Zhu, M. Nowicki, X. Zhou, A. Khademhosseini, and L. Zhang. Hierarchical Fabrication of Biomimetic Vascularized Tissue Constructs via Dual 3D Bioprinting and Regional Immobilization.
    • S. Miao, W. Zhu, N. Castro, H. Cui, X. Zhou, J.P Fisher, and L. Zhang. 4D Printing Smart Biomedical Scaffolds with Novel Soybean Oil Epoxidized Acrylate.
    • D. Heo, J. Kim and L. Zhang. Fabrication of highly conductive hydrogel-patterned nanofiber for bioelectronics device applications.
    • W. Zhu, F. Masood and L. Zhang. 3D Printing Scaffold Containing Aligned Channels for Inducing Mesenchyamal Stem Cell Neuronal Differentiation.
    • X. Zhou, W. Zhu, B. Holmes, S. Miao, H. Cui, and L. Zhang. A 3D Bioprinting Biomimetic Cell-laden Bone Matrix for Breast Cancer Metastasis Study.
    • S. Lee, W. Zhu, and L. Zhang. Integrating Electrospun Microfibers into 3D Printed Scaffolds for Nerve Regeneration.
    • H. Cui, W. Zhu, B. Holmes, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. Smart Self-modulatory Release System Based on Bioactive Coating Modified 3D Printed Perfused Scaffold for Vascularized Bone Regeneration.
    • F. Masood, W. Zhu, and L. Zhang. Synergistically Inducing Neural Differentiation via 3D Printed Aligned Structure and Bio-inspired Immobilization of Growth Factors.
    • S. Lee, and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Nano Scaffold with Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Improved Nerve Regeneration.
    • X. Zhou, S. Lee, M. Nowicki, and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Novel Graphene Oxide Scaffold for Improved Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenic Differentiation.
    • D. Heo, S. Lee and L. Zhang. Bone tissue regeneration using 3D printed microstructure incorporated with hybrid nano hydrogel.
    • S. Miao, N. Castro, M. Nowicki, W. Zhu, J. Almeida, H. Cui, X. Zhou, and L. Zhang. 3D Laser Printing of Soybean Oil Epoxidized Acrylate for Highly Aligning Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
    • W. Zhu, R. Glazer and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Biomimetic Nanocomposite Matrix for the Study of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis.
  • Dr. John Fisher and Dr. Zhang co-organized the C-12 Symposium “3D printing implantable constructs for biomedical applications” at the 53rd Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) hosted by the University of Maryland. Haitao, Se-jun and Margaret also gave the following three talks in the conference. (10/2016)
    • M. Nowicki, M. Plesniak and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Gradient Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering.
    • H. Cui and L. Zhang. In situ biomanufacturing of artificial blood vessels via 3D bioprinting.
    • S. Lee, and L. Zhang. 3D bioprinting nano scaffold with multi-walled carbon nanotubes for improved nerve regeneration.
  • Our lab’s paper titled with “4D Printing Hierarchy Scaffolds with Highly Biocompatible Smart Polymers for Tissue Engineering Applications” was accepted by Tissue Engineering Part C. Congratulations, Shida! (9/2016)
  • Our following two papers were accepted by Nanotechnology and Scientific Reports. (8/2016)
    • M. Nowicki, N. Castro, M. Plesniak, and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Novel Osteochondral Scaffolds with Graded Microstructure, Nanotechnology, accepted.
    • X. Zhou, N. Castro, W. Zhu, H. Cui, S. Miao, M. Aliabouzar, K. Sarkar and L.G. Zhang. Integrating Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound with 3D bioprinting Biomimetic Scaffolds for Improved Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenesis, Scientific Reports, accepted.

  • Wei and Haitao gave the following presentations in the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL. (8/2016)
    • H. Cui, M. Nowicki, and L. Zhang. In situ biomanufacturing of artificial blood vessels via 3D bioprinting.
    • W. Zhu, and L. Zhang. Gelatin Methacrylamide Hydrogel with Graphene Nanoplatelets for Neural Cell-laden 3D Bioprinting.
  • Wei won the Charles Gilmore Internship in Materials Science & Engineering. Congratulations, Wei! (7/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the Study Section Review Committee Member of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National(CTSI-CN). (7/2016)
  • Our following two papers were published in Advanced Healthcare Materials and Tissue Engineering. (7/2016)
    • H. Cui, W. Zhu, M. Nowicki, X. Zhou, A. Khademhosseini and L.G. Zhang Hierarchical Fabrication of Engineered Vascularized Bone Biphasic Constructs via Dual 3D Bioprinting: Integrating Regional Bioactive Factors into Architectural Design, Advanced Healthcare Materials, doi: 10.1002/adhm.201600505 (2016).
    • N. Castro, W. Tan, C. Shen and L.G. Zhang. Simulated Body Fluid Nucleation of 3D Printed Elastomeric Scaffolds for Improved Bone Regeneration, Tissue Engineering Part A, epub ahead of print (2016).
  • Dr. Zhang attended the 11th Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology held at Nanjin University. She also gave two seminar talks at the School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and at the College of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University in June. (6/2016)
  • Dr. Kausik Sarkar (MAE), Dr. Zhang and Dr. Raj Rao (Department of Orthopedic Surgery) have received a Cross Disciplinary Research fund for their proposal titled with “Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) and Microbubbles for Cartilage Regeneration in 3D Printed Nanostructured Scaffolds”. (6/2016)
  • Ben has been awarded the Best Entrepreneurial Lead among all 20 teams within the Arlington cohort of the National Science Foundation I-Corps program. Ben serves as one of the Entrepreneurial Leads for Team Nanochon along with Principal Investigator Dr. Zhang, Entrepreneurial Lead Nathan Castro, and Mentor Dick Fogel. Congratulations, Ben! (6/2016)
  • Wei’s paper titled with “3D Printed Bone Matrix for Characterization of Breast Cancer Cell and Osteoblast Interactions” was accepted by Nanotechnology, Congratulations, Wei! (6/2016).
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk in the Nanomaterials for Biomedicine symposium at the 90th ACS Colloids and Surface Science Meeting at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (6/2016)
  • Shida’s paper titled with “4D Printing Smart Biomedical Scaffolds with Novel Soybean Oil Epoxidized Acrylate” was accepted by Scientific Reports, Congratulations, Shida! (5/2016)
  • Congratulations to Ryan Herbst and Allison Below on winning the first prize Pelton Award for Outstanding Senior Project based on their 3D bioprinter design. This project was guided by Dr. Nathan Castro. Thanks, Nathan! It is also the second time for our lab’s undergraduate students to win this highest honor of senior design competition at the GW school of Engineering. (5/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to give a video presentation titled with “3D printing nanomaterials for medical device applications" at a series of “Biomedical perspectives of novel biomaterials” in a celebration of 10 years of the International Journal of Nanomedicine. This video series were also presented at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal. (5/2016)
  • Welcome Nana Acquah and Benchaa Boualam, two 2016 APS STEP-UP Fellows, to do summer research in our lab. (5/2016)
  • Our lab has the following three conference presentations: (5/2016)
    • B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. A synergistic approach to the design, fabrication and evaluation of 3D printed micro and nano featured scaffolds for vascularized bone tissue repair. The TechConnect World Innovation Conference, Washington, DC, May 22-25, 2016.
    • M. Aliabouzar, L. Zhang, K. Sarkar. Effects of ultrasound in presence of microbubbles on cartilage tissue regeneration in 3D printed scaffolds. Acoustical Society America annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 23-27, 2016.
    • B. Holmes and L. Zhang. 3D Printing Biomimetic Nanomaterials for Highly Efficient Vascularized Bone Development. The 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, Canada, May 17-22, 2016.
  • DongNyoung’s paper titled with “Multifunctional hydrogel coatings on the surface of implantable cuff electrode for improving electrode-peripheral nerve tissue interfaces” was accepted by Acta Biomaterialia. Congratulations, DongNyoung! (5/2016)
  • The NSF has awarded Prof. Zhang a research grant for her proposal “4D Bioprinting of Smart Complex Tissue Constructs”. (5/2016)
  • Se-jun’s paper titled with “Development of Biomimetic 3D Printed Scaffolds with Core-shell Nanoparticles for Nerve Regeneration” was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Se-jun! (4/2016)
  • Se-jun gave a presentation titled with “3D Bioprinting Conductive Nano Scaffold With Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Improved Nerve Generation” in the 4th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium in Minneapolis. (4/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk titled with “Integrating 3D Printing and Nanotechnology for Complex Tissue Regeneration” in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH. (4/2016)
  • Our Advanced Science paper about 3D bioprinted smart vascularized tissue was featured as the back cover image of the journal in volume 3 issue 8. It was also reported by MaterialsViewsChina.com. Here is the link. (4/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang attended an NSF I-corps workshop held in Arlington, VA. The activity is related to Dr. Zhang’s NSF grant about 3D printing cartilage. Our I-corps team includes the other two lab members Dr. Holmes and Dr. Castro, who established a company “NANOCHON”. Here is the company’s website. Sincerely hope that someday Nanochon will go public! (4/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang gave two invited talks titled with “3D Bioprinting Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Complex Tissue Regeneration” in the symposium “Future Medicine: The Impact of 3D Printing” and “Development of Biologically Inspired 3D Printed Biomaterial Scaffolds for Improved Stem Cell Differentiation” in the symposium “Manipulation of Substrate Properties for Improved Construction of Stem Cell-Based Biomaterials” at the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB), San Diego, April 2-5, 2016. Dr. Zhang also served as symposium chair of “Creating Structured Microenvironments for Regulating Stem Cell Differentiation” at the same conference. (4/2016).
  • Congratulations, our lab’s third book “Neural Engineering: From Advanced Biomaterials to 3D Fabrication Techniques” is available online for pre-order now at Amazon and Springer! (3/2016)
  • Congratulations, Margaret won the 1st place at the category of Engineering Group A on GW Research Days 2016! (3/2016)
  • Haitao’s paper titled with “The Self-modulatory Smart Release System Based on Bioactive Coating Modified 3D Printed Scaffold for Vascularized Bone Regeneration” was accepted by Advanced Science, Congratulations, Haitao! (3/2016).
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk titled with “3D Bioprinting and Nanobioinks for Complex Tissue and Organ Regeneration” in the NSF Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Health. (3/2016)
  • Nathan successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled with “Synthesis and Manufacture of 3D Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration via Table-top 3D Printing”, Congratulations, Dr. Castro! (3/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk titled with “Integrating 3D Bioprinting and Nanomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration” in the FDA during the 19th US-Japan Cellular and Gene Therapy Conference. (3/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve as the chair of Society for Biomaterials (SFB) membership committee for the second term (2016-2017). (3/2016)
  • Se-Jun and Shida gave the following presentations in 2016 ASME NEMB, Houston, TX. (2/2016)
    • S. Miao, W. Zhu, N. Castro, and L. Zhang. 4D printed biomimetic nano smart bone scaffold.
    • S. Lee, T. Muss and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting Conductive Nano Scaffold with Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube for Improved Nerve Regeneration.
  • Congratulations, Nathan won Honorable Mention For Continuing Excellence in the 10th GW SEAS Student Research and Development Showcase based on his presentation. Wei and Se-jun and Margaret also gave the following presentations. (2/2016)
    • N. Castro and L. Zhang. Simulated body fluid nucleation of 3D printed elastomeric scaffolds for bone regeneration.
    • S. Lee and L. Zhang. Development of 3D printed scaffolds with multi-walled carbon nanotubes to enhance neural stem cell growth and differentiationGW SEAS 10th Annual Research and Development Showcase, Washington, DC, February 24, 2016.
    • M. Nowicki, N. Castro, M. Plesniak and L. Zhang. Three Dimensional Printing of Gradient Scaffolds to Bridge the Gap Between Bone and Cartilage for Osteochondral Defect Repair.
    • W. Zhu and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Nanocomposite Matrix for the Study of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis.
  • Wei’s paper titled with “Synergistic Effect of Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Drug Loaded Core-shell Nanoparticles on Inhibiting Breast Cancer Cell Growth” was accepted by Scientific Report. Congratulations, Wei! (2/2016).
  • DongNyoung’s paper titled with “Improvement of Osseointegration through Surface with Gold Nanoparticles for Dental Implant” was accepted by Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Congratulations, DongNyoung! (2/2016).
  • Nathan’s book chapter was published: N. Castro and L. Zhang, Chapter 12: Biomimetic Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Cartilage Regeneration, in: Nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, H. Liu (Ed.), Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2016, 259-272. (2/2016)
  • Our lab received a $50,000 NSF I-Corps grant titled “Nanochon, a commercial venture to 3D print regenerative implants for joint reconstruction . (1/2016)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Nanomedicine (IJN). (1/2016)
  • Our paper “B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Bone Scaffold with Interconnected Microvascular Mimicking Channels for Highly Efficient Bone Growth, ” was accepted by Nanotechnology, Congratulations, Ben! (12/2015)
  • Ben Holmes successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled with “Advanced Fabrication Techniques for Precisely Controlled Micro and Nano Scale Environments for Complex Tissue Regeneration and Biomedical Applications”, Congratulations, Dr. Holmes, the first Ph.D. from Zhang's lab! (11/2015)
  • The undergraduate students from the GW’s Women Leadership Program (Science, Health & Medicine Cohort) with the program coordinator Dr. Carly N. Jordan visited Dr. Zhang's Bioengineering lab located in the SEH 3950. (11/2015)
  • Our lab gave the following presentations in 2015 ASME IMECE, Houston, TX. Dr. Zhang also served as the chair of three sessions: Clinical Applications of Bioengineering II; General Biomedical and Biotechnology Applications I and II. (11/2015)
    • S. Lee, W. Zhu and L. Zhang. Development of novel 3D Printed hydrogel scaffold with core-shell nanoparticles for Nerve regeneration.
    • M Nowicki, N. Castro, M. Plesniak and L. Zhang. 3D Printing of Novel Gradient Osteochondral Scaffolds to Bridge the Gap Between Cartilage and Bone.
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the member of the Technical Program Committee of the 9th IEEE IEEE-NANOMED conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. She served as Symposium Chair of TS-13: Nanobiomaterials and 3D Nano/microfabrication Techniques for Biomedical Application. (11/2015)
  • Our paper “W. Zhu, G. Teel, C. O’Brien, T. Zhuang, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Functions on Cathodic Arc Plasma Treated Titanium” was accepted by International Journal of Nanomedicine, Congratulations, Wei! (10/2015)
  • Our lab gave the following presentations in 2015 BMES annual conference, Tampa, Florida. (10/2015)
    • W. Zhu, B. Harris and L. Zhang. Gelatin Methacrylate with Graphene Nanoplatelets for Targeting Neural Cell laden Printing
    • W. Zhu, S. Lee, M. Keidar, and L. Zhang. Integrating Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Core-shell Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System for Breast Cancer Treatment
    • J. Brennan, and L. Zhang. Electrospinning a Smart Material Polymer for the Development of a Thermo-Responsive Vascular Graft.
    • N. Castro, and L. Zhang. Simulated Body Fluid Nucleation of 3D Printed Elastomeric Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration
    • M. Nowick, N. Castro, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. 3D Printing of Novel Gradient Osteochondral Scaffolds to Bridge the Gap between Cartilage and Bone
    • N. Castro, R. Patel, and L. Zhang. Design of a Novel 3D Printed Bioactive Nanocomposite Scaffold for Improved Osteochondral Regeneratio
  • Welcome Dr. Dong Nyoung Heo to join our lab! (10/2015)
  • Nathan gave an invited talk about 3D printing for medicine in the GW School of Business on October 5th. (10/2015)
  • Our paper “W. Zhu, B. Holmes, R.I. Glazer and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Nanocomposite Matrix for the Study of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis” was accepted by Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Congratulations, Wei! (9/2015)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang collaborated with Dr. Joseph O’Brien was awarded a three year NSF Grant! The goal of this study is to create a novel 3D bioprinted construct for cartilage regeneration. (9/2015)
  • Ben gave a presentation tilted with “Design and Experimental Evaluation of a 3D Printed Interconnected Microvascular Mimicking Network For Highly Efficient Bone Growth” in the 13th US National Congress of Computational Mechanics, San Diego. (7/2015)
  • Our paper “N. Castro, J. O’Brien and L. Zhang. Integrating Biologically Inspired Nanomaterials and Table-top Stereolithography for 3D Printed Biomimetic Osteochondral Scaffolds” was accepted by Nanoscale. Congratulations, Nathan! (7/2015)
  • Our paper “C. Meals, B. Fox and L. Zhang. The Effect of Insertion Technique and Surgeon Experience on the Pullout Strength of Orthopedic Screws” was accepted by Current Orthopedic Practice, (7/2015)
  • Our paper “W. Zhu, N. Castro, X. Cheng, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Cold Atmospheric Plasma Modified Electrospun Scaffolds with Embedded Microspheres for Improved Cartilage Tissue Regeneration” was accepted by PloS One. Congratulations, Wei! (7/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a seminar talk invited by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (6/2015)
  • Welcome Tessa Muss and Benchaa Boualam, 2015 APS STEP-UP Fellows, to do summer research in our lab. (5/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang gave the following presentation in the Second International Symposium on Vascular Tissue Engineering (ISVTE) to be held at Donghua University, Shanghai, China (5/2015)
  • B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. A 3D printed Scaffold with a Microvascular Mimicking Network for Highly Efficient Bone and Vascular Growth
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang was promoted to associate professor with tenure! (5/2015)
  • Nathan and Wei gave the following presentations in the 4th ASME NEMB conference, Minneapolis, April 19-22, 2015.
    • N. Castro, R. Patel, and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Behavior on Novel 3D Printed Osteochondral Nanocomposite Scaffolds.
    • W. Zhu, B. Holmes, R. Siegel and L. Zhang. 3D Printing a Nanostructured Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study.
  • Wei, Ben, Nathan, and Se-jun gave the following presentations in the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 15-18, 2015.
    • W. Zhu, C. O’Brien, J. George, V. Sorger, and L. Zhang. Integrating Low Level Light Therapy with 3D Printed Scaffolds for Improved Neural Tissue Regeneration.
    • B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds with Biomimetic Nanomaterials and Vascular Mimicking Microchannels.
    • W. Zhu, S. Lee, M. Keidar, and L. Zhang. Combination of Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Nanoparticles Drug Delivery toward More Efficient Breast Cancer Cell Inhibition Therapy.
    • S. Lee, W. Zhu and L. Zhang. Development of 3D Printed hydrogel scaffold with embedded core-shell nanoparticles for nerve regeneration.
    • N. Castro and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Bioactive Nano Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration.
  • Dr. Zhang’s video presentation was published in a Nanomedicine series by Henry Stewart Talks, a leading international provider of online seminar-style presentations in the biomedical and life sciences. (4/2015)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang collaborated with Dr. Robert Siegel was awarded 2015 Katzen Cancer Research Center Innovative Cancer Pilot Research Study Grant! (4/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited by the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at University of Maryland, College Park to give a seminar talk titled “Integrating 3D Printing and Nanobiomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration”. (4/2015)
  • Congratulations, Nathan received GW Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students for the Society for Biomaterials Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina to be held through April 15 to April 18, 2015. (4/2015)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang received 2015 March of Dimes Foundation’s Gene Discovery and Translational Research Grant! (4/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve as the chair of Society for Biomaterials (SFB) membership committee 2015-2016. (4/2015)
  • Our paper “N. J. Castro, R. Patel, and L. Zhang. Design of a Novel 3D Printed Bioactive Nanocomposite Scaffold for Improved Osteochondral Regeneration” was accepted by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. Congratulations, Nathan! (4/2015)
  • Benjamin Holmes was recently representing our lab to join a team of GWU researchers led by Vice President for Research, to pay a five-day visit to Hong Kong. He was invited to give presentations on osteochondral tissue repair and the commercialization of orthopedic devices in the Softlanding program, hosted by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP). (3/2015)
  • Congratulations Bobby Hollingsworth, a previous summer high school intern in our lab, has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship! (3/2015)
  • Congratulations, Dr. Zhang received 2015 SEAS Outstanding Young Researcher Award! (3/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University to give a seminar talk titled “Integrating 3D Printing and Nanobiomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration”. (3/2015)
  • Welcome Dr. Shida Miao, Dr. Xuan Zhou and Dr. Haitao Cui to join our lab! (3/2015)
  • Reporters from the Washington Business Journal (Feb 23rd) and the Washington Post (Feb 25th) paid a visit to our lab. (2/2015)
  • Congratulations, Nathan and Margaret won two first-place prizes in the experimental section and Ben won the Entrepreneurship Runner-Up Prize in the 9th GW SEAS Student Research and Development Showcase based on their presentations. (2/2015)
    • 3D Printing of Bioactive Graded Nanostructured Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration (Nathan).
    • Three-Dimensional Printing of Gradient Scaffolds to Bridge the Gap Between Bone and Cartilage for Osteochondral Defect Repair (Margaret).
    • 3D printed micro-nano scaffolds for design and growth of bone tissue with a vascular network  (Ben)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester to give a seminar talk titled “Integrating 3D Printing and Nanobiomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration”. (2/2015)
  • Congratulations, our lab’s second book “ 3D Bioprinting and Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” is available online now at Amazon and Elsevier ! (2/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to serve as the International Advisory Board Member of the 11th International Conference "Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology" of CIMTEC 2016 to beheld in Perugia, Italy, June 5-10, 2016. (2/2015).
  • Dr. Zhang was invited by the Department of Biology at The Catholic University of America to give a seminar talk titled “Integrating 3D Printing and Nanotechnology for Complex Tissue Regeneration”. (2/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang was recognized as a 2015 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Journal, invited to contribute a research article to a special issue of the journal. (1/2015)
  • Our lab moves into the new Science and Engineering Hall (SEH). Here is the SEH building  information. (1/2015)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a presentation “Integrating 3D Bioprinting and Biologically Inspired Nanomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration” at NIH Common Fund High-Risk High-Reward Symposium, December 15-17, 2014.
  • Nathan, Ben, Se-jun, Chris W., and Chris O gave the following presentations in the 2014 TERMIS-AM Annual Conference and Exposition, Washington, DC, December 13-16, 2014.
    • C.R. Winans, N. Castro and L. Zhang. Integrating 3D Printing with Graphene Nanoplatelets for Improved Cartilage Regeneration.
    • N. Castro, and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Bioactive Nanostructured Scaffolds For Enhanced Osteochondral Regeneration.
    • B. Holmes, W. Zhu and L. Zhang. 3D printed biomimetic bone model with micronetwork and nanohydroxyapatite for breast cancer metastasis study.
    • W. Zhu, S. Lee, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Synergetic Effect of Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Nanospheres Drug Delivery on Inhibiting Breast Cancer Cell Growth.
    • N. Castro, K. Hearon, and L. Zhang. Three-dimensional printing of shape memory smart materials for orthopedic tissue regeneration.
    • B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function on 3D Printed Nano Bone Scaffolds with Vascular Mimicking Microchannels.
    • C. O’Brien and L. Zhang. Graphene Nanoplatelet Laden Hydrogel for Efficient Electrical Stimulation and Neural Regeneration.
    • N. Castro, and L. Zhang. 3D printing of highly interconnected porous nanocomposite osteochondral scaffolds.
  • Our paper “W. Zhu, M. Wang, Y. Fu, N. Castro, S. Fu and L. Zhang. Engineering a Biomimetic Three-Dimensional Nanostructured Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study” was accepted by Acta Biomaterialia. Congratulations, Wei! (12/2014)
  • Our paper “B. Holmes, X. Fang, A. Zarate, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenic Differentiation in Electrospun Constructs with Carbon Nanomaterials” was accepted by Carbon. Congratulations, Ben! (12/2014)
  • Our paper “W. Zhu, F. Masood, J. O’Brien and L. Zhang. Highly Aligned Nanocomposite Scaffolds by Electrospinning and Electrospraying for Neural Tissue Regeneration” was accepted by Nanomedicine nanotechnology biology and medicine. Congratulations, Wei! (12/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang received the SEAS Faculty Recognition Award for 2014 with $5000 due to her excellent performance in research and teaching. (12/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang gave the following two presentations at the MRS 2014 Fall meeting, November 30-December 5, Boston, MA. (12/2014)
    • B. Holmes, W. Zhu and L. Zhang. Development of a Novel 3D Bioprinted In Vitro Nano Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study.
    • W. Zhu, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chondrogenic Differentiation on Cold Atmospheric Plasma Modified Nano Cartilage Scaffold.
  • Dr. Zhang was invited by the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University to give a seminar talk titled “Integrating 3D Printing and Nanomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration” in the MSE Colloquium  . (12/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang received a Junior Faculty Travel Award for MRS 2014 Fall meeting in Boston. (11/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a presentation titled with “Integrating Nanotechnology and Advanced 3D Biofabrication Techniques for Neural Tissue Regeneration” in the IEEE EMBS BRAIN: Grand Challenge Conference, Washington, DC, Nov 13-14. (11/2014)
  • Benjamin and Nathan just received an honorable mention based on their “Nanochon” team for the 2014 TERMIS-AM Business Plan Competition, to be held December 13-16 in Washington, DC. Congratulations, Ben and Nathan! (11/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang served as two session organizers of 3-9-2 Clinic Application of Bioengineering: Biomechanics and 3-9-3 Clinic Application of Bioengineering: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods at the ASME IMECE conference, November 14-20 in Montreal, Canada. She also served as topic co-organizer of PhD student paper competition in the conference. (11/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang (PI) won the 2014-2015 Interdisciplinary Research Fund Competition of GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering. (10/2014)
  • Nathan, Ben, Wei, Chris and Romil gave the following presentations in the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting, October 22-25, San Antonio, Texas. Prof. Zhang also served as a symposium chair of “Nano to Micro Technologies—Diagnostics” and two poster sessions’ chair of “Tissue Engineering—Scaffolds and Surfaces for Tissue Engineering” and “Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Pain” in this conference. (10/2014)
    • N. Castro, K. Hearon, and L. Zhang. Enhanced Stem Cell Growth on Smart Polyurethane Scaffolds.
    • W. Zhu and L. Zhang, 3D Printing Biomimetic Bone Model for In Vitro Study of Breast Cancer Bone Invasion.
    • R. Patel, N. Castro, and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Behavior on Novel 3D Printed Osteochondral Nanocomposite Scaffolds.
    • B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds with Microvascular Network and Nano Hydroxyapatite for Improving hMSC Functions.
    • C. O’Brien, M. Aalie, K.Sarkar, and L. Zhang. Tunable Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound for Improving Stem Cell Functions in 3D Printed Scaffolds.
    • W. Zhu, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Enhanced Stem Cell Functions on Cold Atmospheric Plasma Treated Nanocomposite Cartilage Scaffolds.
    • C. O’Brien and L. Zhang. 3D Printing Nanostructured Nerve Guidance Scaffolds with Graphene Nanoplatelets.
  • Ben received a travel award for the 2014 TERMIS-AM Annual Conference and Exposition. Congratulations, Ben!
  • Dr. Zhang received the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award! The NIH new innovator award program supports “exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative research projects that have the potential for unusually high impact.” Here is the GW Today report. (10/2014).
  • Nathan gave a presentation titled “3D Bioprinting Novel Osteochondral Constructs for Patient-Specific Joint Repair” during the 2014 CTSI-CN & VT Research Day, Washington DC. (10/2014)
  • Nathan, Ben, Wei and Chris gave following presentations at the 51st Society of Engineering Science (SES) Annual Technical Meeting, West Lafayette, IN, Oct 1-3, 2014:
    • B. Holme, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak, and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function on 3D Printed Nano Bone Scaffolds with Vascular Mimicking Microchannels.
    • W. Zhu, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. A Cold Atmospheric Plasma Modified Biomimetic Cartilage Scaffold.
    • J. Li, L. Zhang, and J.D. Lee, Computational Modeling of Biomechanics: Biological Growth and Morphogenesis.
    • C. O’brien and L. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Functionalized Graphene Nanoplatelet-doped Hydrogel for Neural Regeneration.
    • B. Holmes, W. Zhu and L. Zhang. 3D Printed Biomimetic Bone Model for the Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Into Bone.
    • N. Castro and L. Zhang Highly interconnected porous nanocomposite scaffolds manufactured by table-top 3D printing.
  • Our following two papers were published in Tissue Engineering. (8/2014)
    • B. Holmes, W. Zhu, J. Li, J. D. Lee and L. Zhang. Development of Novel 3D Printed Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration, Tissue Engineering Part A, epub ahead of print (2014).
    • C. O’Brien, B. Holmes, S. Faucett and L. Zhang. 3D Printing of Nanomaterial Scaffolds for Complex Tissue Regeneration, Tissue Engineering Part B, epub ahead of print (2014).
  • We have the following two presentations at the 7th World of Biomechanics Congress, Boston, MA. (7/2014)
    • C. O'Brien, N. Castro, J. O'Brien, L. Zhang, Integration Nanomaterials and 3D Printing for Complex Tissue Regeneration.
    • J. D. Lee, J. Li, L. Zhang. Computational Modeling of Biological Growth and Morphogenesis.
  • Dr. Zhang was invited by the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University to give a seminar talk titled “Integrating Nanotechnology and 3D Bioprinting for Neural Tissue Regeneration” in the Neurosciences Grand Rounds Lecture series. (6/2014)
  • Nathan, Ben, and Wei gave following presentations at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo held June 15-18 in Washington DC. (6/2014)
    • W. Zhu and L. Zhang, Electrospun Nanocomposite Nerve Guidance Conduits for Peripheral Neural Regeneration,
    • B. Holmes and L.G. Zhang, Enhanced Mechanical and Cytocompatibility Properties of Novel 3D Printed Osteochondral Scaffolds.
    • N. Castro and L. Zhang, Three-Dimensional Bioprinted Biomimetic Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration.
  • Dr. Zhang gave an oral presentation “Nanotechnology and 3D Bioprinting for Complex Tissue Regeneration” in 2014 GW Colonial Inauguration Academic Exhibits Session. (6/2014)
  • Welcome Emanuel Russom and Paulnisha Granger, 2014 APS STEP-UP Fellows, to do summer research in our lab. (5/2014)
  • Nathan and Chris paid a two-day visit to the Lake Braddock Secondary School for educational presentations about our lab’s research, Virginia. (5/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve as the Regional Editor of U.S.A. for the journal of “Current Biomedical Engineering” formerly named as “Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering”. (5/2014)
  • Congratulations to our lab’s undergraduate students Geneva Goldwood and Johnathon Johnson on winning the Pelton Award for Outstanding Senior Project based on their project entitled “A Tissue-engineered Scaffold and Phototherapy for Nerve Tissue Regeneration”. (5/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang is invited to serve on the membership committee of Society For Biomaterials. (5/2014)
  • Congratulations, Nathan won the 2nd place and Ben won the 3rd place at the category of Graduate Biomedical Engineering (BME) on GW Research Days 2014! GW Research Days, held April 1 and 2, is a University-wide event sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research to promote student research throughout GW. (4/2014)
  • Ben and Wei just passed their Doctoral Qualified Exams. Congratulations, Ben and Wei! (4/2014)
  • Congratulations, our lab’s first textbook “Tissue and Organ Regeneration: Advances in Micro- and Nanotechnology ” can be pre-ordered online now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble! (4/2014)
  • Annais Zarate, an APS STEP-UP fellow and research intern in our lab, received the first place for her poster presentation entitled with “Tissue Engineering: Electrospun Poly-L-lysine Coated PCL Scaffolds Enhance Cartilage Regeneration In Vitro” in the 5th Annual Biomedical Sciences Day at the Universities at Shady Grove. Congratulations, Annais! (3/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang, collaborating with Dr. Robert Siegel and Dr. Joe O’Brien, received research Grant from the Katzen Cancer Research Center. (3/2014)
  • Satvika Kumar, a Thomas Jefferson high school student and research intern in our lab, just received the first place in the Materials and Bioengineering category in 2014 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair and was also the grand prize nominee based on her project “Effect of Nano hydroxyapatite on Stem Cell Behavior”. She also received the creative engineering award from Society of Women Engineers. Congratulations, Satvika! (3/2014)
  • Ben received the “Entrepreneurship Prize” in the 2014 GW SEAS Student Research & Development Showcase. Congratulations, Ben! (2/2014)
  • Our paper “W. Zhu, C. O’Brien, J. R. O’Brien and L. Zhang. 3D Nano/Microfabrication Techniques and Nanobiomaterials for Neural Tissue Regeneration” was accepted by Nanomedicine. Congratulations, Wei and Chris! (2/2014)
  • Nathan, Ben, Wei and Chris gave following presentations at the ASME 3rd Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, held February 2-5 in San Francisco, CA. In addition, Chris received the Audience Choice Poster Award. Wei was also elected as finalist of the poster competition and received $500 award. Congratulations, Chris and Wei! (2/2014)
    • N. Castro and L.G. Zhang. 3D Printing of Bioactive Graded Nanostructured Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration.
    • C. O’Brien and L.G. Zhang. 3D Bioprinting of Functionalized Graphene Nanoplatelet-doped Hydrogel for Neural Tissue Regeneration
    • W. Zhu, M. Keidar and L.G. Zhang. Cold Atmospheric Plasma Modified Electrospun Scaffolds with Embedded Nanoparticle for Improved Cartilage Tissue Regeneration
    • B. Holmes, J. Li, J. Lee and L.G. Zhang. Enhanced Mechanical and Cytocompatibility Properties of Novel 3D Printed Osteochondral Scaffolds
  • Dr. Zhang was selected as the fifth episode of GW SEAS Superhero series IMPACT: The SEAS Superheroes. In this episode "BioWoman" helps bring home the gold at the Winter Olympics. This episode and Dr. Zhang’s research are also featured in GW Today. (2/2014)
  • Dr. Zhang is serving as Chair of Colloquium Committee in the GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering (GWIBE). (2/2014)
  • Our paper “Biomimetic Biphasic 3D Nanocomposite Scaffold for Osteochondral Regeneration” was featured as the cover image of AICHE journal in volume 60 issue 2. Congratulations, Nathan and Chris! (1/2014)
  • Lauren Gaczewski, an undergraduate student in the lab, won the prestigious GW Undergraduate Research Award (Formerly the George Gamow and Provost/OVPR Undergraduate Research Fellowship) for her project “Integrating 3D printing and cold plasma for cartilage regeneration”. The award will provide $5,000 for the student and $1,000 for the lab. Congratulations, Lauren! (1/2014).
  • Dr. Zhang is serving as Scientific Advisory Committee Member of 2014 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Americas (TERMIS-AM).
  • Ben and Nathan gave the following presentations at the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, held November 15-21 in San Diego, CA. Dr. Zhang also served as the session organizer for the “Vibration and Acoustics in Biomedical Applications I” session at the conference. (11/2013)
    • B. Holmes and L.G. Zhang. "Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Functions in 3D Bioprinted Biologically Inspired Osteochondral Construct"
    • N. Castro, C. O’Brien, and L.G. Zhang. "Development of Biomimetic and Bioactive 3D Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration"
    • M. Wang, M. Keidar, and L.G. Zhang. "Design of Novel Cold Plasma Modified Nanostructured Bone Construct for Improving Osteogenic Differentiation of Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells"
  • Wei gave following presentation “Highly Aligned Nanocomposite Scaffolds by Electrospinning and Electrospraying for Neural Tissue Engineering” in the 6th international IEEE-EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA. (11/2013)
  • Our research paper “N. Castro, C. O’Brien and L. Zhang. Biomimetic Biphasic 3D Nanocomposite Scaffold for Osteochondral Regeneration” was accepted by AICHE Journal. Congratulations, Nathan! (10/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang (PI) won the 2013-2014 Interdisciplinary Research Fund Competition of GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering with the title “Integrating 3D Bioprinting and Biofluid Velocimetry to Build an Innovative 3D Perfused Vascular Network for Tissue/Organ Regeneration.” (10/2013)
  • Our lab’s PhD students Nathan and Chris gave an educational presentation about nanotechnology and biomedical engineering in the Lake Braddock Secondary School, Virginia. (10/2013)
  • Our following research paper was accepted by Tissue Engineering Part A, M. Wang, X. Cheng, W. Zhu, B. Holmes, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Design of Biomimetic and Bioactive Cold Plasma Modified Nanostructured Scaffolds for Enhanced Osteogenic Differentiation of Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. (10/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang and lab students gave the following six presentations in the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting in Seattle from September 25-28. Dr. Zhang was also a co-chair of the symposium “Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering” in this conference. (9/2013)
    • W. Zhu, D. Frauchiger, H. Fenniri, and L.G. Zhang. Co-axial Electrospun Aligned Microfibrous Scaffold With Rosette Nanotubes for Nerve Regeneration
    • M. Wang, B. Holmes, X. Cheng, M. Keidar, and L.G. Zhang. Cold Non-thermal Atomospheric Plasma: A Novel Metastatic Breast Cancer Therapy.
    • M. Wang, N. Castro, S. Fu, and L.G. Zhang. Biomimetic Stem Cell Modified Tissue Engineered Nanostructured in Vitro Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study.
    • C. O’Brien, M. Aliabouzar, W. Zhu, K. Sarkar, and L.G. Zhang. The Untapped Effects of Tunable Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound on Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Functions.
    • B. Holmes, J. Li, J. D. Lee and L.G. Zhang. Development of Biomimetic 3D Bioprinted Scaffolds for Osteochondral Regeneration.
    • M. Wang, X. Cheng, B. Holmes, M. Keidar, and L.G. Zhang. Enhanced Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells in Novel Bioactive Cold Plasma Treated Nanostructured Bone Scaffolds.
  • The story based on our recent Nanotechnology paper was just reported on Nanotechweb.org as “Nanotubes help turn stem cells into cartilage” (CNT-modified polymer scaffolds could usher in a new era in cartilage tissue engineering). (9/2013)
  • Our following paper was accepted by Biomedical Materials. A. Childs, U. Devi Hemraz, N. Castro, F. Hicham and L. Zhang. Rosette Nanotube-coated PLLA Scaffolds Enhance hMSC Chondrogenic Differentiation, Biomedical Materials. (9/2013).
  • Dr. Zhang was interviewed by The Washington Post in “3-D printing takes shape in unlikely spots” (8/2013)
  • Nathan and Ben (PhD students) won two $5,000 DC I-Corp Commercialization Awards based on novel nanostructured and 3D bioprinted osteochondral tissue substitutes developed in our lab. (8/2013)
  • Annias Zarate and Sydney Butler (undergraduate student)s gave two presentations at The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons STEP-UP Research Meeting. (8/2013)
  • Our lab hosted a GW Field Trip for high school students and teachers from Lake Braddock Secondary School, Virginia. (7/2013)
  • Two research papers from our lab were accepted (7/2013):
    • M. Wang, B. Holmes, X. Cheng, W. Zhu, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Cold Atmospheric Plasma for Selectively Ablating Metastatic Breast Cancer, Plos One, 2013.
    • B. Holmes, N. Castro, J. Li, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Enhanced Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Functions in Novel 3D Cartilage Scaffolds with Hydrogen Treated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Nanotechnology, 2013.
  • Dr. Zhang gave an oral presentation “Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering” to our incoming freshmen during Colonial Inauguration Academic Exhibits Session . (6/2013)
  • Nathan, Ben and Chris participated the 2013 OTT Open House and Innovation Competition. Washington DC. (5/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang has joined the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Cellular and Tissue Engineering (CTE) Committee of the Bioengineering Division (BED). (5/2013)
  • Ben and Nathan gave two oral presentations in 2013 Nanotech Conference, Washington DC (5/2013)
    • L Zhang and B. Holmes. MWCNTs and SWCNTs based Nanocomposites for Cartilage and Bone Tissue Regeneration.
    • N. Castro, C. O’Brien and L. Zhang. Biomimetic Biphasic Nanocomposite Scaffold for Osteochondral Regeneration.
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk “Design of Novel 3d Porous Nanostructured Constructs for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” in the 2nd GW Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Computing. Our lab also had 5 poster presentations in the symposium (5/2013).
  • Nathan has passed his Doctoral Qualified Exam. Congratulations, Nathan! (5/2013)
  • Benjamin Holmes and Christopher O’Brien gave two poster presentations “3D Fabrication of Biomimetic Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Tissue Interface Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” and “Biomimetic and Biphasic Nanocomposite Scaffold with Growth Factor-Encapsulated Nanospheres for Repairing Osteochondral Defects” in 2013 GW Research Days. (4/2013)
  • We gave following presentation “Design of a Novel Three-dimensional Biomimetic Nano Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis and Therapeutics Discovery.” in American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (4/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited seminar talk in the GW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington, DC. (4/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang gave an invited talk “Nano and Microtechnology for Tissue Regeneration" in Nano@GW 2013 Workshop. (3/2013)
  • Christopher O’Brien received Undergraduate Runner-Up Prize and Benjamin Holmes received Graduate Runner-Up Prize during the 2013 SEAS Student Research and Development Showcase. Congratulations, Chris and Ben! (2/2013)
  • Darwin Rinderer, an undergraduate student in the lab, won the GWIBE Undergraduate Research Fellowship to support his project “3D Inkjet Bioprinting of a Bioactive Biomimetic 3D Scaffold for Osteochondral Regeneration”. Congratulations, Darwin! (2/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang gave the following two conference presentations at ASME Nano Engineering for Medicine & Biology Congress, Boston, MA, Feb 3-6, 2013:
    • M. Wang, S. Fu, and L. Zhang. Biomimetic Three-Dimensional Tissue Engineered Nanostructured Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study.
    • B. Holmes, N. Castro, J. Li and L. Zhang. Development of a Biomimetic Electrospun Microfibrous Scaffold with Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes for Cartilage Regeneration.
  • Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang and Dr. Joseph O’Brien received the 2013 Research Award for Mentored Collaborative Pilot Studies that Promote Integration of Clinical and Research Efforts at GW/MFA to support their research entitled “Integrating Nanomaterials and 3D Printing for Personalized Osteochondral Repair” (2/2013)
  • Ben Holmes published “Novel Biologically Inspired Nanostructured Scaffolds for Directing Chondrogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells” in Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. (2/2013)
  • Dr. Zhang and Dr. Joseph O’Brien won the 2012-2013 GW Institute for Nanotechnology Interdisciplinary Research Fund with the title Development of an Innovative Nerve Graft via Nanotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment. (12/2012)
  • We gave the following three conference presentations: (12/2012)
    • J.Y. Li, J.D. Lee, L. Zhang and K. Chong. Damage Propagation in Composite Material Reinforced by Randomly-Dispersed Particles. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012
    • A. Childs; N. J. Castro; H. Fenniri, T.J. Webster and L. Zhang, Biologically Inspired Rosette Nanotube Nanocomposites for Directing Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. 2012 IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechno logy in Medicine Conference, Maui, Hawaii, December 6th, 2012
    • B. Holmes, N. Castro, and L. Zhang. Novel Biologically Inspired Nanostructured Scaffolds for Directing Osteogenic and Chondrogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 26, 2012
  • Dr. Andrew Neviaser (Orthopedics), Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang (MAE), and Dr. Clifton Meals (Orthopedics) won the 2012-2013 Interdisciplinary Research Fund Competition of GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering with the title Does the locking mechanism of LISS-type locking constructs decrease the purchase of locking screws? Questioning the integrity of a common orthopedic implant”. (11/2012)
  • Nathan Castro and Mian Wang gave the following presentations in the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh from October 28- November 2. (11/2012)
    • N. Castro, C. O’Brien, and L. Zhang. Biomimetic and Biphasic Nanocomposite Scaffold with Growth Factor-Encapsulated Nanospheres for Repairing Osteochondral Defects。
    • M. Wang, S. Fu, and L. Zhang. Design of A Biomimetic Nanostructured Tissue Engineered Bone Model For In Vitro Breast Cancer Metastasis Study.
  • Dr. Zhang published the following book chapter: L. Zhang, J.Y. Li and J.D. Lee. Chapter 19: Nanotechnology for Cartilage and Bone Regeneration, in: Nanomedicine: technologies and applications, T. Webster (Ed.), Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012, 571-598. (10/2012)
  • Dr. Zhang chaired a symposium “Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Tissue Engineering” in the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta. (10/2012)
  • Our lab members Nathan Castro, Mian Wang, Ben Holmes, Christopher O'Brien, and Allie Childs gave the following 7 presentations in the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta from October 24-27. Thanks for all of your hard work! (10/2012)
    • M. Wang, S. Fu, and L. Zhang. A Biomimetic 3D Nanostructured Bone Model for Tumor Metastasis Study.
    • B. Holmes, N. Castro, and L. Zhang. Electrospun Porous Polymer Fibers with Incorporated Nanomaterial for Cartilage Regeneration.
    • C. O’Brien, N. Castro, and L. Zhang. The Effect of BMP-2 Loaded PDO Spheres and Nano Hydroxyapatite in PCL Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration.
    • M. Wang, O. Volotskova, M. Keidar, and L. Zhang. Cold Non-thermal Atomospheric Plasma for Selectively Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer.
    • A. Childs; N. J. Castro; R. L. Beingessner, H. Fenniri, T.J. Webster and L. Zhang, Biologically inspired rosette nanotube treated PLLA scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering.
    • M. Wang, N. Castro, J. Li, M. Keidar and L. Zhang. Design of Biomimetic Nanoparticle/Nanotube Coating for Improved Osseointegration.
    • N. Castro and L. Zhang. Electrospun Polydioxanone Fibers for Directed Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation.
  • Nathan Castro (2nd PhD student) won The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)/Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Travel Award “on the basis of his outstanding record of scholarship and achievement”. This award offers him up to $1,850 to give a presentation in the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting from October 24-27 in Atlanta, GA. Congratulations, Nathan! (9/2012)
  • Dr. Zhang was appointed as assistant professor of Department of Medicine in GW School of Medicine and Health Science. (9/2012).
  • Hiwot Kassaye (undergraduate student) gave oral and poster presentations at The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons STEP-UP Research Meeting. (8/2012)
  • Mian Wang’s paper “Greater Osteoblast and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Adhesion and Proliferation on Titanium with Hydrothermally Treated Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite/Magnetically Treated Carbon Nanotubes” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Congratulations, Mian! (7/2012)
  • Ben Holmes and Nathan Castro’s paper “Electrospun Fibrous Scaffolds for Cartilage and Bone Regeneration: Recent Progress and Future Developments” has been accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering. Congratulations, Ben and Nathan! (6/2012)
  • Nathan Castro’s (PhD student) paper “Recent Progress in Interfacial Tissue Engineering Approaches for Osteochondral Defects” has been accepted for publication in Annuals of Biomedical Engineering, the official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Congratulations, Nathan! (5/2012)
  • Christopher O’Brien (undergraduate) won the GW Institute for Nanotechnology Undergraduate Student Fellowship to support his summer research in our lab. Congratulations, Chris! (4/2012)
  • Nathan Castro’s (PhD student) gave a conference presentation at Translational Science 2012: Improving Health Through Research and Training Meeting, Washington, DC. (4/ 2012)
  • Allie Childs (undergraduate student) gave a poster presentation at 2012 Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Showcase. (4/ 2012)
  • Mian Wang (master student) gave a conference presentation at 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (3/2012)
  • Drs. Zhang and Keidar’s paper “Biomimetic 3D Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite and Magnetically Synthesized SWCNT Chitosan Nanocomposite for Bone Regeneration” has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Nanomedicine (Impact factor: 4.976). (3/2012)
  • Christopher O’Brien, an undergraduate student in the lab, won the GW Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Award! This award is for GW undergraduate students to promote and provide support for their research experiences. Congratulations, Chris! (2/2012)
  • Mian Wang and Ben Holmes (master students) gave two poster presentations in GW SEAS 6th Annual Research and Development Showcase. (2/2012)
  • Dr. Zhang’s paper “Improved Osteoblast Functions on Bioactive Supramolecular Nanotubes with Nano-Hydroxyapatite” has been accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering Part A (Impact factor: 4.636). (2/2012)
  • Nathan Castro’s (PhD student) first paper on “Nanobiotechnology and Nanostructured Therapeutic Delivery Systems” has been accepted for publication in Recent Patents on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations, Nathan! (12/2011)
  • Nigel Isom, an undergraduate student in the lab, won the GWIBE Undergraduate Research Fellowship to support his project “Electrospun Novel Nanofiber Scaffold for Bone Regeneration”. Congratulations, Nigel! (12/2011)
  • Nathan Castro (PhD student) gave an oral presentation titled “Design Biologically Inspired Nanostructured Composite and Coating for Bone Regeneration” in 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (11/2011)
  • Dr. Xianqiao Wang (PI) and Dr. Zhang (Co-PI) won the 2011-2012 Interdisciplinary Research Fund Competition of GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering. (10/2011)
  • The delegation from Taiwan visited Dr. Zhang’s lab on Tuesday. The delegation consists of university leaders and people from Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education. (10/2011)
  • Jose gave an Invited Talk titled “Development of a Biomimetic 3D Nanostructured Tissue Engineered Bone Construct” on behalf of Dr. Zhang in 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (10/2011)
  • Nathan (PhD student) gave an oral presentation titled “Biologically Inspired Nanobiomaterials for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” in 2011 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT. In addition, Dr. Zhang also served as the symposium co-chair of “Host Response to Biomaterials” during this BMES meeting. (10/2011)
  • Own Im (summer intern in the lab, an undergraduate student from Duke University) gave a poster presentation titled “Magnetically Prepared SWCNT and Nano-hydroxyapatite Composite Hydrogels for Bone Tissue Engineering” in the undergraduate research session in 2011 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT. This presentation was based on her summer research in the lab. (10/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to join the editorial board of International Journal of Biological Engineering. (10/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang was invited to join the honorary editorial board of International Journal of Nanomedicine (IJN), which is one of the leading journals in the field of nanomedicine with 4.976 Impact factor based on 2011 Thomson Reuters report. (9/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang received the 2011 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) organization. (04/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang received the University Facilitating Fund (UFF) to support her research. (04/2011)
  • Congratulations Nathan J. Castro received five-year provost diversity fellowship to support his PhD study in our lab! The aim of this fellowship is to allow a new, diverse faculty member to recruit a doctoral student to assist with his or her research; or to recruit a student of diversity within SEAS. (04/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang gave a research talk in the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) 2011 Annual meeting, which was held from April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. (04/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang won the 2011 Young Investigator Award from ASBMR Forum on Aging and Skeletal Health supported by Grant U13AG037272 from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human development in March. (03/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang became an affiliated member of Center for Biomimetics and Bioinspired Engineering (COBRE) at GWU in January. (01/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang won 2011 John Haddad Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). John G. Haddad (M.D.), past-president of ASBMR, was a pioneer in studies of vitamin D metabolism in both the laboratory and the clinic. As part of this award, Prof. Zhang will give an invited presentation in the AIMM (Advances in Mineral Metabolism)/ASBMR meeting during April 4-8, 2011, Snowmass, Colorado. (01/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang received 2011 Pilot Project Award in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN). (01/2011)
  • Dr. Zhang won the 2010 Early Career Award from International Journal of Nanomedicine. This award is presented to a scientist in the early stage of his or her career who has made significant contributions to the field of nanomedicine. The award ceremony was held at the 2010 annual conference of the American Society for Nanomedicine. (2010)
  • Dr. Zhang was the winner of the 2010-2011 Interdisciplinary Research Fund Competition of GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering. (11/2010)
  • Dr. Zhang became an affiliated member of Institute for Biomedical Engineering at GWU. (10/2010)
  • Dr. Zhang’s paper of tuning cell behavior on titanium with osteogenic nanocoatings was published on Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. (09/2010)
  • Welcome to Dr. Zhang’s group! (08/2010)

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