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Dr Gu is currently appointed as a Full Professor at Institute for Stem Cell and Regeneration (ISCR) | Institute of Zoology (IOZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and group leader of Bioinspired Engineering. He has interdisciplinary training in materials chemistry and stem cells. His first doctoral career (2009-2013) is mainly engaged in research on stem cells at Northeast Agricultural University and Chinese Academy of Sciences. He completed a second PhD (2013-2017) in Chemistry at University of Wollongong (UOW) followed by being appointed as a Principal Investigator at IOZ, CAS and establishing his lab, Bioinspired Engineering. He became Full Professor at IOZ, CAS at the end of 2019. Professor Gu has developed novel biomaterials and used bioprinting for advanced human stem cell culture and 3D tissue engineering and reported the first examples of generation human tissues by 3D bioprinting human neural and pluripotent stem cells (Gu et al, 2016 and 2017, Advanced Healthcare Materials). Professor Gu has previously published has 22 first-author or corresponding author peer-reviewed journal articles, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Advanced Healthcare Materials, National Science Reviews, Advanced Theraputics and Stem Cell Reports etc., mostly on bioprinting, biofabrication, biomaterials and stem cell engineering over the past 5 years. Besides, Gu has been co-author of 3 book chapters and co-inventor on three patents.

OUR Team

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Postdoctoral Scholars
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Students
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Staff
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Former Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

XINHUAN got her B.S and M.S in chemistry at Yangzhou University. In 2019, she obtained her Doctor’s degree in physical chemistry at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. There, she designed material based composites and novel structures with visible-light response properties. After that, she joined Gu lab for postdoctoral training, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Research Interest:
Designing biopolymer-based micro-hydrogel for applications in constructing vascular networks.

Shuo Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

SHUO got his B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology. After that, he deviated his research interests in biomedical engineering. He got his M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University in 2018, specializing in cartilage tissue engineering by using a new microfluidic approach. He joined Dr. Arinzeh’s lab at New Jersey Institute of Technology as a postdoc from 2018 to 2019 and studied several biomaterials for bone, cartilage, and neural tissues. He joined Dr. Gu’s lab in 2020 as a postdoc. In his spare time, he enjoys watching stand-up comedy and movies, and playing with his two sons.
Research Interest:
He is currently focusing on regenerative medicine and biomanufacturing research. His research interests include the novel muscular tissue engineering strategies by using 3D printing, electrospinning, and the interaction between muscle cells and microenvironment and external physical stimulants.

PhD Students

Yongchao Duan

Joint Doctoral Candidate

2016.08 till now, Medical School, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine.
2012.09 – 2016.07, Henan Agricultural University, major in biotechnology, B.S.
Research Interest:
ECM based hydrogel to print functional tissues with neuronal network and vascular vessels.

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Xia Li

Joint Doctoral Candidate

2018.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine.
Research Interest:
Implantable scaffolds with stem cells for uterine traumatic repair.

Doctoral Candidate

2018.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Research Interest:
Materials development to control cell movement and to be used in skin repair/fabrication.

Jia Guo

Doctoral Candidate

2018.08 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2015.09 – 2018.07, Northeast Agricultural University, major in developmental biology, M.S.
2011.09 – 2015.07, Northeast Agricultural University, major in biological science, B.S.
Research Interest:
Simulation system to explain the mechanism of collective cell migration for early development embryos.

Joint Doctoral Candidate

Research Interest:
Integrated system to study vascular networks and to print multi-materials. 

Joint Doctoral Candidate

2020.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing TongRen Hospital of Capital Medical University, major in Orthopedic Surgery.
2017.09 – 2020.06, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan university, major in Orthopedic Surgery, M.M.
2012.09 – 2017.06, Nanchang University, major in clinical medicine, B.S.
Research Interest:
Bionic hydrogel for applications in cartilage regeneration by using 3D printing.

Master Students

Zili Gao

Postgraduate

2018.09 till now, Savaid Medical School, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine.
2014.09 – 2018.07, Shandong Agricultural University, major in biotechnology, B.S.
Research Interest:
Microspheres & Biointerfaces & Functional Units

Biaobiao Song

Joint Postgraduate

2019.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2018.09 – 2019.09, University of Science and Technology of China.
2014.09 – 2018.06 Shangqiu Normal University, major in bioengineering, B.S.
Research Interest:
Engineered blood vessels using co-axial tech.

Postgraduate

2018.09 till now, Savaid Medical School, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine.
2014.09 – 2018.06, Hebei University, major in biological science, B.S.
Research Interest:
Bionic medicine of muscle engineering and reconstruction of the convoluted tubule in vitro.

Postgraduate

2019.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2018.03 – 2019.06 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, joint undergraduate.
2015.09 – 2018.01 Hebei University, major in biological science.
Research Interest:
Hard-soft composition bioink

Minxuan Jia

Postgraduate

2020.06 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine.
Research Interest:
Materials development to study cell migration perpendicular to the interface

Jinqiu Zhangjing

Joint Postgraduate

2020.09 till now, Northeast Agriculture University, Harbin. 
2018.05 – 2019.08, Research Assistant, Gulab, IOZ, CAS.
Research Interest:
Stem cells & Developmental biology & Biofabrication

Staff

Lixun Zhou

Laboratory Manager

2019 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, supervise and maintain the experiment order, manage experiment finance related works, secretary works of the lab.
2015.07-2019.06, lab manager, Institute of Genetics and Development Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2016.09-2019.06, Joint-Postgraduates, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University and Institute of Genetics and Development Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in crop genetics and breeding.

Wenli Liu

Laboratory Engineer
2018.07 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3D modeling, operation, and maintenance of 3D printers and related equipment.

Research Assistant

2019 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, mainly engages in the development and research of 3D bio-ink.
2016.09 – 2019.06, Institute of Biology and Medical Technology of Fuzhou University, major in biomedical engineering, mainly engages in the anti-tumor nano-drug carrier.
Research Interest:
Microgel system development for stem cell culture and printing

Research Assistant

KAI acquired his master’s degree in 2019 majored in Materials Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). From 2013 to 2017, he studied at the University of Science and Technology Beijing and majored in Materials Science and Engineering.
Research Interest:
Complicated printing paths for bio-gradience and bio-anisotropy to be used in heart construction.

Xiyuan Zhao

Research Assistant

2020.06 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, mainly engages in the preparation of microcarriers.
2017.09 – 2020.06, studied at Beijing University of Chemical Technology with a master’s degree in materials science and engineering. The main work is to characterize and study the microparticles, existing forms and chemical composition of rubber, and change the properties of materials by changing the structure.
Research Interest:
Microgel system development for stem cell culture and printing

Former Members

Jian Zhou, Research Assistant, June 2020 – September 2020. Currently a clinician at Beijing Tongren Hospital, CMU.
Xiaohang Zhang, Joint Master’s Student, May 2019 – September 2020. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at IOZ, CAS.
Yuanyuan Li, Joint Ph.D. Student, December 2018 – September 2020. Currently a clinician at Shanxi People’s Hospital.
Jingnan Ye, Bachelor Intern, December 2018 – September 2019. Currently a PhD candidate in Carnegie Mellon University.
Keshi Zhang, Joint Ph.D. Student, March 2018 – August 2019. Currently a clinician at Peking University Shougang Hospital.
Ruoyu Ma, Joint Master’s Student, November 2017 – August 2018
Xianning Wang, Joint Master’s Student, November 2017 – August 2018