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Dr Gu is currently appointed as a Full Professor, Director of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Engineering Lab for Intelligent Organ Manufacturing and group leader of Bioinspired Engineering, at Institute for Stem Cell and Regeneration (ISCR) | Institute of Zoology (IOZ), CAS. Dr Gu 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 an Associate Professor at IOZ, CAS and establishing his lab, Bioinspired Engineering. He became Full Professor at IOZ, CAS at the end of 2019. Prof Gu focuses on developing novel biomaterials and advanced technologies, 3D/4D bioprinting to regulate stem cell fate, fabrication of functional 3D organs and even live organisms in vitro. These studies are applied to understand the mechanism of life and establish novel therapeutic methodologies.  Prof Gu has previously published 33 first-author and corresponding author peer-reviewed journal articles, including Adv. Funct. Meter., Adv. Sci., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Materials Horizons, Adv. Healthc. Mater. etc., mostly on bioprinting, biofabrication, biomaterials and stem cell engineering over the past 5 years. Furthermore, Prof Gu has been invited to finish 3 book chapters and co-inventor on seven patents.

Selected Prizes, awards and honors
• 2022 Chinese Society of Stem Cell Research (CSSCR) Young Investigator Award
• 2022 Excellent Young Scientists Fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (基金委优青)
• 2020 Final Evaluation of  “Hundred Talents Program”, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (中科院百人择优)
• 2017 “Hundred Talents Program” Youth Talent of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 
• 2017 UOW Outstanding Thesis
• 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Dr Gu is currently appointed as a Full Professor, Director of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Engineering Lab for Intelligent Organ Manufacturing and group leader of Bioinspired Engineering, at Institute for Stem Cell and Regeneration (ISCR) | Institute of Zoology (IOZ), CAS. Dr Gu 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 an Associate Professor at IOZ, CAS and establishing his lab, Bioinspired Engineering. He became Full Professor at IOZ, CAS at the end of 2019. Prof Gu focuses on developing novel biomaterials and advanced technologies, 3D/4D bioprinting to regulate stem cell fate, fabrication of functional 3D organs and even live organisms in vitro. These studies are applied to understand the mechanism of life and establish novel therapeutic methodologies.  Prof Gu has previously published 33 first-author and corresponding author peer-reviewed journal articles, including Adv. Funct. Meter., Adv. Sci., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Materials Horizons, Adv. Healthc. Mater. etc., mostly on bioprinting, biofabrication, biomaterials and stem cell engineering over the past 5 years. Furthermore, Prof Gu has been invited to finish 3 book chapters and co-inventor on seven patents.

Selected Prizes, awards and honors
• 2022 Chinese Society of Stem Cell Research (CSSCR) Young Investigator Award
• 2022 Excellent Young Scientists Fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (基金委优青)
• 2020 Final Evaluation of  “Hundred Talents Program”, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (中科院百人择优)
• 2017 “Hundred Talents Program” Youth Talent of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 
• 2017 UOW Outstanding Thesis
• 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Qi Gu

OUR Team

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Students
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Staff
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Former Members

Postdoctoral Associates

Xinhuan Wang

Postdoctoral Associate

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.

Postdoctoral Associate

SHEN got his B.S degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering at Yunnan University. Then, he successfully obtained his M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2016 and 2020. During his doctoral studies, he focused on developing novel inks and approaches for printing tissues and organs. In 2020, He joined Dr. Gu’s lab as a postdoc. 

Research Interest:
Bioprinting of large-scale vascularized tissue/organs

Shuyu Zhang

Postdoctoral Associate

SHUYU got her B.S degree in Pharmaceutical Analysis at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Then, she was recommended to the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, and obtained a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology in 2018. During her doctoral period, she conducted retrospective or prospective clinical trials on anti-coagulant and anesthetic drugs to develop personalized dosing algorithms based on pharmacogenomic or metabolic findings. After graduation, she had experience in Individualized Medicine implementation in a 3A hospital and then drug development in a high-tech enterprise. In 2020, she joined Dr. Gu’s lab as a joint postdoc.

Research Interest:
Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic modeling based on Organs-on-chips.

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Yuanyuan Li

Postdoctoral Associate

2017.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2020.08 till now, Nephrology Department, Shanxi People’s Hospital.

Research Interest:
Drug screening models for chronic kidney disease

Xin Liu

Postdoctoral Associate

2022.08 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral Associate
2017.09 – 2022.07 Savaid Medical School, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine, Ph.D.
2016.03 – 2017.08 Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, joint undergraduate.
2013.09 – 2016.02, Hebei University, major in biological science, B.S.

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

Visiting Students / Scholars

Ketao Wang

Visiting Scholars

Ketao Wang obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. Dr. Wang is professional both in clinical and basic research. He has published 9 papers in the field of tumor bone metastasis and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-based cartilage tissue engineering.

Research Interest:
His research interest includes non-small-cell lung cancer spinal metastasis, platelet-rich plasma-based engineered cartilage, DNA methylation, SEER database, and pan-cancer research. 

Ph.D. STUDENTS

SHENGLONG DING

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.

Zili Gao

Zili Gao

Doctoral Candidate

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

Tingting Fan

Tingting Fan

Doctoral Candidate

2021.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2018.09 – 2021.07, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, major in regenerative medicine, M.D.
2014.09 – 2018.07, Hebei University, major in Biological sciences, B.S.

Research Interest:
Skeletal muscle regeneration using 3D bioprinting technology.

Wenhui Huang

Doctoral Candidate

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

Kai Li

Doctoral Candidate

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.

Tan Jia

Joint Doctoral Candidate

2021.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2017.9-2021.7, Shandong University

Research Interest:
Manipulate cell morphological characteristics in 3D printing

Xiyuan Zhao

Xiyuan Zhao

Doctoral Candidate

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

Jialin Hu

Doctoral Candidate

 

Research Interest:

Master's Students

Minxuan Jia

Minxuan Jia

Graduate Student

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

Jinqiu Zhangjing

Joint Graduate Student

2020.09 till now, Northeast Agriculture University, Harbin. 
2018.05 – 2019.08, Research Assistant, Gulab, IOZ, CAS.

Research Interest:
Stem cells & Developmental biology & Biofabrication

Haitao Guo

Graduate Student

2021.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2017.9-2021.6, Nanchang University, major in Material Forming and Control Engineering.

Research Interest:
Biomedical Materials and 3D printing preparation.

Juan Wu

Graduate Student

2021.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2017.09-2021.06, Tianjin Medical University, major in Biomedical Engineering.

Research Interest:
Biomedical Materials and 3D printing preparation.

Jingmin An

Joint Graduate Student

2021.09 till now, Northeast Agricultural University.

Research Interest:
Artificial-Intelligence-Assisted Biofabrication

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Yifan Wang

Graduate Student

2022.02 till now, doing the undergraduate graduation project. 2018.09 till now, Undergraduate in Nanjing Normal University, majoring in biological science.

Research Interest:
Construction of bionic small-diameter blood vessel based on biomaterials

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Guoshi Xu

Graduate Student

2022.07 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2018.08-2022.06, Southeast University, major in Biomedical Engineering.

Research Interest:
Biomedical Materials and Microfluidics

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Yifan Hou

Graduate Student

2022.09 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2017.9-2021.6, Southeast University, major in Biomedical Engineering.

Research Interest:
Biofabrication of vascularized tissue/organs

Undergraduate Students

Staff

Lixun Zhou

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.

Xiaolong Kou

Laboratory Engineer

XIAOLONG got his B.S and Ph.D. degrees at Jilin University in 2011 and 2016. During the doctoral period, he focused on AFM-based single molecular force spectroscopy and investigated telomere DNA structure. After graduation, he went to the Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, worked as a postdoctoral associate. During his postdoc, he focused on the AFM-optical imaging system. He developed AFM based tip-enhanced CARS system and other super-resolution optical imaging systems. In 2022, he joined Gu’s group as an engineer.

Research Interest:
AFM-based imaging and force measurement. Optical imaging and optical engineering. Other biology and biochemistry-related researches.

Wenli Liu

Wenli Liu

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

Ruoyu Liu

Mechanical Engineer

2022.02 till now, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2017.09-2021.06, Xinjiang University, major in Mechanical Engineering.

Research Interest:
Experimental equipment design and fabrication