Ruogang Zhao Laboratory

microtissue array in Zhao lab.

Areas of Interest

  • Stem Cells/Tissue Engineering and Regnerative Medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Cell and Tissue Biomechanics
  • BioMEMS

Researchers in the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Laboratory directed by Ruogang Zhao are interested in developing novel engineered tissue models for disease modeling, drug discovery and damaged tissue repair. Researchers create engineered tissue models using advanced biofabrication methods such as bio-MEMS microfabrication, 3D bioprinting, decellularized tissue (gel and scaffold), microfluidic perfusion and mechanical stretching. Engineers in this lab have a clinical interest in fibrotic diseases and have developed a unique set of models to recapitulate the dynamic evolution of the tissue mechanics and cellular phenotype during fibrosis progression and under anti-fibrosis treatment.