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Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Lab 
  • (* corresponding author)
  • 27. Ying Xu, Richard Koya, Kjetil Ask, Ruogang Zhao *, Engineered Microenvironment for the Study of Myofibroblast Mechanobiology , 2021, Wound Repair and Regeneration,  in press
  • 26. Zhaowei Chen*, Nanditha Anandakrishnan, Ying Xu, Ruogang Zhao *, Compressive buckling fabrication of 3D cell-laden microstructures, 2021, Advanced Science, in press
  • 25. Nanditha Anandakrishnan, Hang Ye , Zipeng Guo, Zhaowei Chen, Kyle I. Mentkowski, Jennifer K. Lang, Nika Rajabian, Stelios T. Andreadis, Zhen Ma, Joseph A. Spernyak, Jonathan F. Lovell, Depeng Wang, Jun Xia, Chi Zhou*, Ruogang Zhao *, Fast Stereolithography Printing of Large-Scale Biocompatible Hydrogel Models, 2021, Advanced Healthcare Materials,  2002103 (bioRxiv free version)
  • 24. Mohammadnabi Asmani, Christopher Kotei, Isaac Hsia, Leo Marecki, Tianjiao Wang, Chi Zhou , Ruogang Zhao *, Cyclic Stretching of Fibrotic Microtissue Array for Evaluation of Anti-Fibrosis Drugs, 2019, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (2019 Young Innovators Issue), 12, 529-540
  • 24. Zhaowei Chen, Ruogang Zhao *, Engineered Tissue Development in Biofabricated 3D Geometrical Confinement - A Review, 2019, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering , 5, 8, 3688-3702
  • 23. Zhaowei Chen, Jiankai Lu, Changjie Zhang, Isaac Hsia, Xinheng Yu, Leo Marecki, Eric Marecki, Mohammadnabi Asmani, Shilpa Jain, Sriram Neelamegham, Ruogang Zhao *, 2019 Microclot array elastometry for integrated measurement of thrombus formation and clot biomechanics under fluid shear, 2019, Nature Communications, 10:2051
  • 22. Wontae Lee, Elena Kuzmin, Stephanie Mok, Ruba Halaoui, Rahul K. Singh, Andrew J. Putnam, Shuichi Takayama, Luke McCaffrey, Morag Park, Ruogang Zhao, Richard L. Leask, Christopher Moraes, 2019 Dispersible hydrogel force sensors reveal patterns of solid mechanical stress in multicellular spheroid cultures, Nature Communications, 10: 144
  • 21. Asmani M., Velumani S., Li Y., Wawrzyniak N., Hsia I., Chen Z., Hinz B., and Zhao R.* 2018. Fibrotic microtissue array to predict anti-fibrosis drug efficacy, Nature Communications, 9: 2066
  • 20. Zhao H, Chen Z, Zhao R.*, and Feng L.* 2018. Exceptional Point Engineered Glass Slide for Microscopic Thermal Mapping, Nature Communications, 9: 1764
  • 19. Song C, Wang A, Lin F, Asmani M, Zhao R, Jin Z, Xiao J, Xu W., 2018. Tempo-Spatial Compressed Sensing of Organ-on-a-Chip for Pervasive Health, IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 22(2):325-334.
  • 18. Shahini A, Choudhury D, Asmani M, Zhao R, Lei P, Andreadis ST, 2018. NANOG restores the impaired myogenic differentiation potential of skeletal myoblasts after multiple population doublings, Stem Cell Res 26: 55-66
  • 17. Shahini A, Mistriotis P, Asmani M, Zhao R, Andreadis ST, 2017. NANOG Restores Contractility of Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Senescent Microtissues, Tissue Eng Part A 23(11-12):535-545.
  • 16. Chen Z, Wang Q, Asmani M, Li Y, Liu C, Li C, Lippmann J, Wu Y, and Zhao R.* 2016. Lung microtissue array to screen the fibrogenic potential of carbon nanotubes, Scientific Reports 6, 31304
  • 15. Mistriotis P., Bajpai V. K., Wang X., Rong N., Shahini A., Asmani M., Liang M, Wang J., Liu S, Zhao R., Andreadis ST. 2016. NANOG activates SRF dependent gene expression and restores the myogenic phenotype of senescent stem cells, Stem Cells 35(1):207-221
  • 14. Poitelon Y, Lopez-Anido C, Catignas K, Berti C, Palmisano M, Williamson C, Ameroso D, Abiko K, Hwang Y, Gregorieff A, Wrana JL, Asmani M, Zhao R , Sim FJ, Wrabetz L, Svaren J, Feltri ML. 2016. YAP and TAZ control peripheral myelination and the expression of laminin receptors in Schwann cells, Nature Neuroscience. Jul;19(7):879-87
  • 13. F. Xu, R. Zhao, A. Liu, P. Bose, Y. Shi, D. H. Reich, 2015 A microfabricated magnetic actuation device for mechanical conditioning of arrays of 3D microtissues, Lab on a Chip, 15(11): 2496
  • 12. Zhao R.*, Boudou T., Wang W., Chen C. S., Reich D. H. 2014. Magnetic approaches to study collective 3D cell mechanics in long-term cultures (invited), Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 115, 172616
  • 11. Zhao R.*, Chen C. S., Reich D. H. 2014. Force-driven evolution of mesoscale structure in engineered 3D microtissues and the modulation of tissue stiffening, Biomaterials, Vol 35, pp 5056-5064
  • Prior to UB
  • 10. Zhao R., Boudou T., Wang W., Chen C. S., Reich D. H. 2013. Decoupling cell and matrix mechanics in engineered microtissues using magnetically actuated microcantilevers, Advanced Materials, Vol 25(12), 1699-1705
  •  9. Zhao R., Simmons C. A. 2013. A simple method to estimate the exponential material parameters of heart valve tissue based on analogy between uniaxial tension and micropipette aspiration. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 1283-1290
  • 8. Zhao R., Simmons C. A. 2012. An improved texture correlation algorithm to measure substrate–cytoskeletal network strain transfer under large compressive strain, Journal of Biomechanics, 45(1), pp 76-82
  • 7. Moraes C., Zhao R., Likhitpanichkul M., Simmons C. A., Sun Y. 2011. Semi-confined compression of microfabricated polymerized biomaterial constructs. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21 054014
  • 6. Zhao R., Sider K., Simmons C. A., 2010. Measurement of layer-specific mechanical properties in multilayered biomaterials by micropipette aspiration. Acta Biomaterialia 7(3): 1120-1127
  • 5. B. Bhana, R. K. Iyer, W. L. K. Chen, R. Zhao, K. L. Sider, C. A. Simmons, M. Radisic 2009. Influence of Substrate Stiffness on the Phenotype of Heart Cells. Biotechnology & Bioengineering vol 105(6), pp 1148-1120
  • 4. Zhao R., Wyss K., Simmons. C.A. 2009. Comparison of analytical and inverse finite element approaches to estimate cell viscoelastic properties by micropipette aspiration. Journal of Biomechanics vol. 42, pp 2768-2773
  • 3. Yip, C.Y.Y., Chen, J.H., Zhao R., Simmons C.A. 2009. Calcification by valve interstitial cells is regulated by the stiffness of the extracellular matrix. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 29, 936-942.
  • 2. Zhao, R., Huang, R.F., Khoo, H.A. and Cheng, J.J.R. 2009. Parametric finite element study on slotted rectangular and square HSS tension connections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 65(3), pp 611-621.
  • 1. Zhao, R., Huang, R.F., Khoo, H.A and Cheng, J.J.R. 2008. Experimental study on slotted rectangular and square HSS tension connections. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35(11): 1318–1330.