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Prof. Liangfang Zhang was honored by Clarivate Analytics on its 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Clarivate Analytics provides insights and anlytics on research trends; the list recognizes scientists whose studies were among the top 1% of most-cited publications in their field over the last 10 years. [ In the news ]

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the US and publisher of the journal Science. He will be formally inducted as a fellow at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in February 2019. [ In the news ]

Dr. Jie Zhang, CEO of Cello Therapeutics Inc., joined the Board of Governors at Asia School of Business (ASB), co-founded by MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia. The Board will convene twice a year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Prof. Liangfang Zhang's group at UCSD invented a microscopic sponge to combat arthritis and other diseases. [ UCSD News ] [ KPBS ] [ UK Daily Mail ] [ Nature Communications blog ]

Dr. Jie Zhang, CEO of Cello Therapeutics Inc., was invited to give a speech on career development at UCSD Industry Day, hosted by the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department and the Chemistry-Biology Interfaces (CBI) and Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology (CRIN) training programs.

Dr. Baharak Bahmani joined Cello Therapeutics Inc. from Harvard Medical School and became a Senior Process Development Scientist. Dr. Bahmani received her PhD from UC Riverside, and completed her Postdoc at Harvard Medical School.

Ethel DeTeresa joined the Cello team as a Senior Analytical Chemist. Ethel earned her BS in Biology from San Diego State University, and has over 13 years of experience as a QC analytical and production/manufacturing chemist. 

Dr. Mao Ying joined Cello Therapeutics as Executive Director of Product Development. Dr. Yin received his BS from University of Science and Technology of China and completed his Ph.D in Organic and Polymer Chemistry at Michigan State University. 

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was featured by  Nature SPOTLIGHT .

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was honored by Clarivate Analytics on its 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list, which lists the world's most influential researchers in their field, based on their publications over the past 10 years. [ In the news ]

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was selected to receive the  2017 Kabiller Young Investigator Award from the Northwestern University. The award is to recognize young researchers (<20 years from completion of their degree) who have made exceptional advances in nanotechnology and its application in the field of medicine and biology. The award is given every other year to one outstanding candidate selected by an international group of experts in the field.

Mark Previti joined the Cello team as Senior Scientist. Mark received his BS in Chemistry from Central Connecticut State University and has over 15 years' experience in analytical development and quality control. 

Melanie Book joined the Cello team as Office Manager. Ms. Book is in charge of Cello's day-to-day administrative duties. 

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was selected to receive the 2017 US ASPIRE Award by the US Department of State for his revolutionary work in the field of biomaterials and nanomedicine. The ASPIRE Prize is an annual award hosted by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooporation (APEC) that recognizes young scientists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cross-border research. Each APEC member economy identifies its own nominee for the prize. The U.S. State Department’s Office of Science and Technology Cooporation, in conjunction with Wiley and Elsevier, holds an annual competition to select a scientist to represent the United States on the APEC stage. The winner was chosen by a panel of scientific experts throughout the US government. [ In the news ]

Dr. Alborz Amirsadeghi joined the Cello team as a Senior Scientist. Dr. Amirsadeghi received his BS from University of Science and Technology in Tehran and completed his Ph.D from Louisiana State University.

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was selected to receive a   2016 Brilliant 10 Award   by ​Popular Science to recognize his innovative biomimetic nanomedicine research in drug delivery.

Dr. Brian Luk joined the Cello team as a Senior Scientist. Dr. Luk received his BS from Stanford University and completed his Ph.D at University of California, San Diego in Bioengineering.

Prof. Liangfang Zhang and Dr. Brian Luk (Senior Scientist) were featured by the UC San Diego Triton Magazine .

Prof. Liangfang Zhang's research lab published a paper on RBC membrane-coated nanoparticles for solid tumor drug delivery in  Theranostics .

Dr. Brian Luk was named a prestigious 2016 Siebel Scholar by the Siebel Foundation.

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was selected to receive the 2014 Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his excellence in publications and significant contributions to chemical engineering.

Science Nation   interviewed Prof. Liangfang Zhang's research team on the RBC membrane coating technology and its potential applications.

Prof. Liangfang Zhang was selected to receive a 2013 TR35 Innovator Award by the MIT Technology Review to recognize his innovative research in the field of nanotechnology drug delivery.

The San Diego Union Tribune featured nanomedicine research from Prof. Liangfang Zhang's lab on its front cover page