June 14, 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024: Tyler (Ph.D.), Xiao (Ph.D.), Mimi (M.S.), Adelmo (M.S.), Grace (B.S.), Ysabel (B.S.), Silvi (B.S.), Louise (B.S.), Katerina (B.S.), Rianna (B.S.), and Bena (B.S.)!

December 19, 2023

Congratulations to Yang on his faculty position at the National University of Singapore (NUS)!

December 19, 2023

Congratulations to Jace for his M.S. degree!

June 26, 2023

Jennifer Soto and the team demonstrate the role of intracellular tension in chromatin organization, published in Advanced Science!

June 23, 2023

Our mechano-epigenetic engineering project led by Yang Song and Jennifer Soto is funded by NIH.

June 20, 2023

Congratulations to the class of 2023: Andy (Ph.D.), Cher (Ph.D.), Yu (M.S.), Diana (M.S.), Erin (B.S.), Juhi (B.S.)!

May 1, 2023

Our cancer vaccine project led by Mahdi Hasani is funded by CIRM!

April 30, 2023

Andy (Binru) Chen and his team won the first prize in two UCLA innovation competitions as the Tetra-C Therapeutics team!

April 21, 2023

Dr. Li is recognized by the Global Biomaterials Leadership Award by the Chinese Association for Biomaterials at the Society for Biomaterials conference (San Diego, April 21, 2023)

March 17, 2023

The capstone team won the best poster award!

March 16, 2023

We held a lab party to celebrate the milestones of our lab members!

February 17, 2023

Tyler Hoffman gave a presentation on his synthetic biology work, won the student podium presentation prize at the Bioengineering Research Day!

February 12, 2023

Mahdi and Negin’s work is featured by Nature Biomedical Engineering as the cover story!

December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022

Congratulations to Yu Zhu for graduation with an M.S.!

December 19, 2022

Congratulations to Jennifer Soto, the team and Jun Chen lab for the collaborative work published in Advanced Materials!

December 19, 2022

Mahdi and Negin’s paper “Systemic enhancement of antitumour immunity by peritumourally implanted immunomodulatory macroporous scaffolds” is published in Nature Biomedical Engineering on 22 December 2022!

August 24, 2022

Yang Song and the team induce cell reprogramming with mechanical deformation of cell nucleus, published in Nature Materials.

August 8, 2022

Congrats to Nagin and Mahdi for their paper accepted by Nature Biomedical Engineering!

June 24, 2022

The cover for our paper, Engineered Delivery of Dental Stem-Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles for Periodontal Tissue Regeneration, has been published to Advanced Healthcare Materials!

June 17, 2022

Congratulations to LeeAnn Li, the first MD/PhD student graduating from our group! She will start her residency at Johns Hopkins.

June 11, 2022

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors: Nico, Raul, Natalie, Cameron, and Josephine and to Nico for being awarded the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research!

April 2, 2022
Congratulations to Jana on her papers published in Advanced Healthcare Materials and Advanced Drug Delivery Review. 
April 2, 2022

Congratulations to Yang, Jennifer and the rest of the team for the acceptance of their manuscript into Nature Materials.

April 2, 2022

Congratulations to LeeAnn on the acceptance of her manuscript into Stem Cell Research and Therapy.
March 13, 2022

Congratulations to our capstone team for the poster award!

January 29, 2022
Our work on EV delivery for diabetes therapy is funded by CIRM!

January 29, 2022

Welcome to the new lab members: Joyce and Zeyang!

January 29, 2022

Welcome to our new rotation students, Ramzi, Yutong and Min-Tam!
October 2, 2021
We had our first lab gathering for the fall quarter!
September 30, 2021
Our collaborative work with Jun Chen Lab was published in Nature Materials!
September 29, 2021
Welcome Jing, Emilie, Michelle and Shiyi, our rotation students!

September 28, 2021

Our Sal-Patch team was featured in the Engineering News!
September 16, 2021
Welcome to the new lab members: Yifan, Yu, Nico, Erin, K’Ashe and Chichia!
July 01, 2021
Congrats to Jun for his new position as an Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
June 21, 2021
Welcome to the new Undergraduate Students, Jiho, Juhi, Cameron, Ricardo, Josephine, and Gichan!
June 21, 2021
Congratulations to Tyler Hoffman for being awarded the Vascular Biology Training Fellowship!
June 21, 2021
Congratulations to Cher Zhang for being awarded the Ursula Mandel Fellowship!
June 12, 2021
Our multidisciplinary team received CIRM funding to develop therapeutics for COVID-19.
May 27, 2021
Congrats to winners of the LABEST Pearl Cohen Poster Competition! Cher and Mahdi each achieved 1st place in Regenerative Medicine or I3T (Immunity, Inflammation, Infection, & Transplantation) catagories, respectively.
May 24, 2021
Congrats to the Sal-Patch team (Cher, Crystal, and Mahdi) for being selected as an award winner in the 2021 Big Ideas competition out of 350+ teams! The team proposed a peridontal microarray patch to treat periodontits.
May 10, 2021
Our collaborative work with Zhen Gu lab has been published in Nature Nanotechnology!
May 3, 2021
We’re in the News! Congrats to Yang, Jen, and the team.
May 3, 2021
Congrats to FIG Therapeutics (Cher, Crystal, Tyler, Mahdi, and team) for 2nd Place finish in the 2021 Healthcare Innovation Challenge! The team proposed a biomaterial-based vaccine booster for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
April 26, 2021
Our work was featured by the National Institue of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)!
March 4, 2021
Congrats to Mahdi and team for winning the UCLA Innovation Fund Award for Medicinal Technology.