People

Principal Investigator

Wenwen Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE), Zhejiang University, China

Affiliate with:

– Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedics of the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China
– Adjunct Professor, Key Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China
– Adjunct Professor, Dr. Li Dak Sum and Yip Yio Chin Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China
– Adjunct Professor, BioMedical and Engineering Translational International Collaboration Center, Zhejiang University, China
– Honorary Lecturer, Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Wenwen Huang is an active researcher interested in the predictive design, synthesis and functionalization of protein-based biomaterials for regenerative medicine and sustainable technology innovations. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physics from Peking University, her PhD in Biophysics from Tufts University, and postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering from the SITEP joint program at Tufts (BME) / MIT (CEE). She joined ZJE as a faculty member in October 2018. Her research on protein-based biomaterials has been highlighted in APS News, C&EN News, MIT News, Sohu.com – technology, etc. She was awarded the title of Zhejiang Province Outstanding Young Scholar and Jiaxing City Outstanding Scholar.

Graduate Students

Ting Ji, 2019 PhD student

Ting is a Ph.D. student in our group. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology science from Northwest Normal University in 2019. Her research interests are design and functionalization of stimuli-responsive biomaterials for controlled release systems. She is currently working on using biochemistry approaches to tailor the structure and hydrophilicity of stimuli responsive protein-based hydrogels. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, traveling and playing badminton.

Xinchen Shen, 2020 PhD student

Xinchen is a Ph.D. student in our group. She received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Bioscience from Zhejiang University in 2020. Her research work is currently focused on biomaterial fabrication, microfluidic device design and silk nanocomposite synthesis for regenerative medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and learning to play new instruments.

Hu Li, 2020 Master student

Hu is a master student in our group. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Legal Medicine from Central South University in 2020. His research interests are bone and cartilage regeneration based on silk-based materials. Outside of his research, he enjoys cooking, watching movies, swimming and running.

Sicheng Zhou, 2020 Master student (Co-advising with Dr. Weiliang Shen)

Sicheng is from Zhejiang, China, and he is a master student in our group. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine from Zhejiang University in 2020. His research work is focused on the design of silk-based biomaterials and devices for bone and cartilage tissue regeneration. In his spare time, he likes watching movies and practicing calligraphy. He also enjoys sports like basketball, table tennis, cycling and swimming.

Hongda Wei, 2020 Master student (Co-advising with Dr. Ting Gang Chew)

Hongda is a master student in our group. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2019. His research interests are using biochemistry approaches to design and fabricate stimuli responsive protein-based hydrogels. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, claying figurines, skating, swimming and singing.

Undergraduate Interns

Boxuan Wu, 2019 ZJE
Boxuan is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Science. He is currently working with Xinchen on fabricating silk scaffolds for tissue regeneration. He is an outgoing person and has many hobbies. In his free time, he enjoys natural history, military science, fishing, free combat, hiking, swimming, and playing the piano.
Lele Li, 2019 ZJE
Lele is an undergraduate majoring in biomedical science. She is currently conducting SRTP project with the help of Xinchen. She is easy to get along with and enjoys music. In the free time, she is fond of playing the piano, reading literature and painting.
Zijin Wang, 2019 ZJE
Zijin is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Informatics. He is currently working with Xinchen on fabricating silk scaffolds for tissue regeneration. He is a talkative guy and his hobbies concentrate on liberal arts, such as international relations, philosophy and novel writing.
Liuyi Wu, 2019 ZJE
Liuyi is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Science. Currently, he is working with Siqi on the design and synthesis of new stimuli-responsive proteins using recombinant DNA technology. In his spare time, he likes reading, listening to music, and watching TV.
Hao Huang, 2019 ZJE
Hao is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Science. She is currently working on the SRTP project of using injectable hydrogel to repair knee osteoarthritis with Liuyi Wu and Yitang Huang. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, watching movies and playing Pipa.
Yitang Huang, 2020 ZJE
Yitang is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Science. He is currently working with Sicheng on developing injectable hydrogel to repair knee Osteoarthritis. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and listening to music.

Yutao Ou, 2020 ZJE
Yutao is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Science. Currently, he is working with Hu on bone and cartilage regeneration based on silk-based materials. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and watching animate.

Yongkang Yi, 2020 ZJE
Yongkang Yi is a student major in biomedical science. He is interested in stem cells and reproductive medicine and now is studying in the field of biomedical material. The hobbies are playing the guitar and playing basketball.

Alumni

2021: Dewei Kong (PhD candidate in NUS), Yixin Dai (PhD candidate in ZJU), Yicong Ma (PhD candidate in PKU), Youcheng Yang (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE), Wenyuan Zhu (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE), Zeen Xu (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE)

2020: Siqi Zuo (PhD candidate in ZJU), Yiyang Yan (PhD candidate in ZJU), Jiayun Huang (PhD candidate in ZJU), Qingyuan Xia (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE), Chenge Du (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE), Jingqi Qi (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE)

2019: Shuhui Yang (BMS undergraduate student at ZJE)

Photo Galleria

2020 Winter – Group New Year Dinner

 

2020 Fall – Group Photo

 

 

2020 Spring – Group Photo

 

 

2019 Winter – CORMed conference