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This profile was last updated on 9/13/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Cross-Disciplinary Fellow

Company Description: The Human Frontier Science Program Organization was founded in 1989 to support international research and training at the frontier of the life sciences. Until now...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MSc degree , Chemistry
    Shandong University
  • BSc Degree , Chemistry
    Shandong University
  • PhD , Chemistry
    McMaster University
  • PhD
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Web References
Awardees' Articles | Human Frontier Science Program
www.hfsp.org, 13 Sept 2011 [cached]
HFSP Cross-Disciplinary Fellow Weian Zhao and colleagues
HMS-CSSA :: Research
hms-cssa.org, 2 Sept 2011 [cached]
RESEARCH STORY: Dr. Weian Zhao presents "Cell-surface sensors for real-time probing of cellular environments" in Nature Nanotechnology (9/02/2011) HMS-CSSA :: Research
RESEARCH STORY: Dr. Weian Zhao presents "Cell-surface sensors for real-time probing of cellular environments" inNature Nanotechnology (9/02/2011)
Many congratulations to Dr. Weian Zhao for his tremendous research work for the past years and a recent publication in Nature Nanotechnology in July 2011.
Dr. Weian Zhao completed his BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry at Shandong University (China) where he studied polymer, surface and colloidal chemistry. Dr. Zhao then obtained his PhD in Chemistry at McMaster University (Canada) in 2008.
During his PhD study, Dr. Zhao focused on the use of functional nucleic acid (i.e. aptamers, DNA based enzymes) to structure gold nanoparticles to construct well-defined nanostructures and biosensors for point-of-care diagnosis. Since 2008, Dr. Zhao has been a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT. His current research focuses on the development of novel molecular, nano- and micro-engineered tools for stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, diagnosis and in vivo imaging, and elucidating stem cell and cancer biology. Dr. Zhao will join the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, Irvine as an Assistant Professor later this year. Dr. Zhao published more than 30 research articles including Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials and 5 invited book chapters. Dr. Zhao has filed 2 patents and given 40 presentations in conferences or as invited talks. He won numerous prizes including "Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad", "Selected participant of the 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau, Germany", "Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award" and "NSERC Innovation Challenge Award". Dr. Zhao is an Editorial Board Member of Journal Nanotechnology.
In his Nature Nanotechnology paper ("Cell-surface sensors for real-time probing of cellular environments. 2011, 6, 524-531), Dr. Zhao and his colleagues have developed a cell-surface sensor technology for monitoring single-cell interactions in real-time in vitro and potentially in vivo. This innovation addresses needs in both science and medicine by providing the ability to further understand complex cell biology, track transplanted cells, and develop effective therapeutics. The cell-signaling sensors researchers currently use are limited to measuring the activity in the bulk environment that a group of cells are in. In this study, Dr. Zhao and coworkers anchor a sensor to the membrane of individual cells, allowing them to monitor soluble signals within the cellular nanoenvironment in real-time with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. This therefore has far reaching implications in understanding of signaling events that define a site of inflammation for example or the stem cell niche, which may have implications for treatment of many diseases and development of new drugs.
If anyone is interested in more information, you are welcome to contact Dr. Zhao via Email: weianzhao.uci@gmail.com
From just a tiny amount of ...
www.eurekalert.org, 12 Nov 2012 [cached]
From just a tiny amount of blood, the chip can detect and capture the small population of cancer cells responsible for cancer relapse," said Weian Zhao, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow from the Karp lab who is now faculty at the University of California, Irvine, and first study author.
Brigham And Women's Hospital - Awards and Honors
www.brighamandwomens.org, 25 Nov 2009 [cached]
Weian Zhao, PhD
Weian Zhao, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at BWH, has received an international postdoctoral fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). Competing with researchers from around the world, Dr. Zhao was chosen to receive one of 11 Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships. The award supports young scientists with expertise in the fields of physics, chemistry, computer science or engineering who have an interest in incorporating biology and life sciences into their research. Working in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Karp, Dr. Zhao is using a simple chemical process to address the major challenges in stem cell therapy, including stem cell trafficking and homing to targeted tissue locations.
Dr. Zhao will present "How to ...
hms-cssa.org, 20 June 2011 [cached]
Dr. Zhao will present "How to Look for a Faculty Position in U.S. as a Bioengineer" and Dr. Feng will present "Is Finding Faculty Position like Finding Nemo?".
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Speakers: Dr. Weian Zhao and Dr. Wuwei (Wayne) Feng
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Dr. Weian Zhao completed his BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry at Shandong University (China) where he studied polymer, surface and colloidal chemistry. Dr. Zhao then obtained his PhD in Chemistry at McMaster University (Canada) in 2008. During his PhD study with Dr. Yingfu Li and Dr. Michael A. Brook, Dr. Zhao focused on the use of functional nucleic acid (i.e. aptamers, DNA based enzymes) to structure gold nanoparticles to construct well-defined nanostructures and biosensors for point-of-care diagnosis.
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Since 2008, Dr. Zhao has been a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT working with Dr. Jeffrey Karp.
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Dr. Zhao published more than 30 research articles including Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials, 5 invited book chapters, and has 2 patents. He won numerous prizes including "Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad" "Selected participant of the 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau, Germany", " Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award" and "NSERC Innovation Challenge Award," Dr. Zhao is an invited guest editor for Journal Nanotechnology on a topic of Nanobiotechnology.
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Speaker, Dr. Weian Zhao
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