Dr. Weian Zhao presents at UCI Homecoming 2015
About Dr. Weian Zhao:
Dr. Weian Zhao is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCI, the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Zhao is also the founder of Velox Biosystems, LLC and Baylx, Inc, start-up companies that aim to develop rapid and sensitive diagnostics and stem cell therapeutics, respectively. His research aims to elucidate and eventually control the fate of transplanted stem cells and to develop novel miniaturized devices for disease diagnosis and monitoring. Dr. Zhao has received numerous awards including the MIT’s Technology Review TR35 Award: the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 and NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.
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