Weian Zhao, Ph.D.
Dr. Weian Zhao is an Associate Professor at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Zhao is also a founder of Velox Biosystems. His research aims to to develop novel miniaturized devices for disease diagnosis and monitoring. His work has been published in top journals including Nature Communications, Nature Nanotechnology, PNAS, Blood, Neurology, Biomaterials, Lab on a Chip, JACS, Advanced Materials, and Angewandte Chemie. Dr. Zhao has received numerous awards including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. The Zhao laboratory is also one of the nine recipients of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, R01 funding to support enhanced diagnostics for rapid detection of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.