Profile

Weixin Zhao, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Weixin Zhao, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7281 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: wezhao@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • M.D., Nantong Medical College, 1983
  • Fellowship, Urology, Albert Einstein College of Med, 1998
Weixin Zhao, M.D.

Weixin Zhao, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Urology

Research Interests

Tissue Scaffolds; Urinary Bladder; Polyesters; Collagen; Penile Erection
More »

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7281 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: wezhao@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Comparative study of different seeding methods based on a multilayer SIS scaffold: which is the optimal procedure for urethral tissue engineering?. Lv XG, Feng C, Fu Q, Xie H, Wang Y, Huang JW, Xie MK, Atala A, Xu YM, Zhao WX.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016;104(6):1098-1108.

Tissue performance of bladder following stretched electrospun silk fibroin matrix and bladder acellular matrix implantation in a rabbit model. Huang JW, Xu YM, Li ZB, Murphy SV, Zhao W, Liu QQ, Zhu WD, Fu Q, Zhang YP, Song LJ.. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016;104(1):9-16.

Stem cell therapy for treatment of stress urinary incontinence: the current status and challenges. Zhou S, Zhang K, Atala A, Khoury O, Murphy SV, Zhao W, Fu Q.. Stem Cells Int. 2016;2016():7060975.

Electrospun nanoyarn seeded with myoblasts induced from placental stem cells for the application of stress urinary incontinence sling: an in vitro study. Zhang K, Guo X, Li Y, Fu Q, Mo X, Nelson K, Zhao W.. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2016;144():21-32.

Hypoxia promotes thyroid differentiation of native murine induced pluripotent stem cells. Yang Y, Lu Y, Chen T, Zhang S, Chu B, Gong Y, Zhao W, Zhu J, Liu Y.. Int J Dev Biol. 2016;60(4-6):85-93.

Current stem cell biomarkers and their functional mechanisms in prostate cancer. Zhang K, Zhou S, Wang L, Wang J, Zou Q, Zhao W, Fu Q, Fang X.. Int J Mol Sci. 2016;17(7):1163.

Microencapsulation of porcine thyroid cell organoids within a polymer microcapsule construct. Yang Y, Opara EC, Liu Y, Atala A, Zhao W.. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2016;():.

Bioengineered transplantable porcine livers with re-endothelialized vasculature. Ko IK, Peng L, Peloso A, Smith CJ, Dhal A, Deegan DB, Zimmerman C, Clouse C, Zhao W, Shupe TD, Soker S, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Biomaterials. 2015;40():72-79.

Therapeutic potential of human umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cells on erectile function in rats with cavernous nerve injury. Zhu JQ, Lu HK, Cui ZQ, Wang YC, Li YH, Zhao W, Fu Q, Xu YM, Xu Y, Song LJ.. Biotechnol Lett. 2015;37(7):1515-1525.

Implantation of re-endothelialized porcine liver constructs for whole organ engineering [abstract]. Ko I, Li P, Pelso A, Smith C, Dhal A, Clouse C, Zhao W, Shupe T, Soker S, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015;21(Suppl 1):S85.

Diagnostic yield and complications using a 20 gauge prostate biopsy needle versus a standard 18 gauge needle: a randomized controlled study. Wang J, Wan B, Li C, Wang J, Fu Q, Zhao W, Zhang K.. Urol J. 2015;12(5):2329-2333.

Application of Wnt pathway inhibitor delivering scaffold for inhibiting fibrosis in urethra strictures: in vitro and in vivo study. Zhang K, Guo X, Zhao W, Niu G, Mo X, Fu Q.. Int J Mol Sci. 2015;16(11):.

Porous chitosan scaffolds with surface micropatterning and inner porosity and their effects on Schwann cells. Li G, Zhao X, Zhao W, Zhang L, Wang C, Jiang M, Gu X, Yang Y.. Biomaterials. 2014;35(30):8503-8513.

Re-endothelialization of acellular liver scaffolds for whole organ engineering [abstract]. Ko I, Smith CJ, Li P, Peloso A, Dhal A, Clouse C, Zhao W, Shupe T, Atala A, Soker S, Yoo JJ.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014;20(Suppl 1):S98.

Complex heterogeneous tissue constructs containing multiple cell types prepared by inkjet printing technology. Xu T, Zhao W, Zhu JM, Albanna MZ, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Biomaterials. 2013;34(1):130-139.

Hybrid printing of mechanically and biologically improved constructs for cartilage tissue engineering applications. Xu T, Binder KW, Albanna MZ, Dice D, Zhao W, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Biofabrication. 2013;5(1):015001.

Nitric oxide scavenging by red blood cell microparticles [abstract]. Liu C, Zhao WX, Christ GJ, Kim-Shapiro DB.. Nitric Oxide. 2013;31(Suppl 1):S19.

Diaphragmatic muscle reconstruction with an aligned electrospun poly(epsilon-caprolactone)/collagen hybrid scaffold. Zhao W, Ju YM, Christ G, Atala A, Yoo JJ, Lee SJ.. Biomaterials. 2013;34(33):8235-8240.

Nanoparticle-mediated delivery of TGF-beta1 miRNA plasmid for preventing flexor tendon adhesion formation. Zhou Y, Zhang L, Zhao W, Wu Y, Zhu C, Yang Y.. Biomaterials. 2013;34(33):8269-8278.

Mechanisms of hemolysis-associated platelet activation. Helms CC, Marvel M, Zhao W, Stahle M, Vest R, Kato GJ, Lee JS, Christ G, Gladwin MT, Hantgan RR, Kim-Shapiro DB.. J Thromb Haemost. 2013;11(12):2148-2154.

Nitric oxide scavenging by red cell microparticles. Liu C, Zhao W, Christ GJ, Gladwin MT, Kim-Shapiro DB.. Free Radic Biol Med. 2013;65():1164-1173.

Further development of a tissue engineered muscle repair construct in vitro for enhanced functional recovery following implantation in vivo in a murine model of volumetric muscle loss injury. Corona BT, Machingal MA, Criswell T, Vadhavkar M, Dannahower AC, Bergman C, Zhao W, Christ GJ.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012;18(11):1213-1228.

In situ bioprinting of autologous skin cells accelerates skin regeneration [abstract]. Albanna MZ, Murphy S, Zhao W, El-Amin IB, Tan J, Jackson JD, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2012;6(Suppl 1):94.

In situ bioprinting of skin for reconstruction [abstract]. Albanna MZ, Murphy S, Zhao W, El-Amin IB, Tan J, Dice DD, Kang H-W, Jackson JD, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215(3 Suppl):S87.

Nitric oxide scavenging by red blood cell microparticles [abstract]. Liu C, Zhao WX, Christ GJ, Kim-Shapiro DB.. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012;53(Suppl 2):S182.

A tissue-engineered muscle repair construct for functional restoration of an irrecoverable muscle injury in a murine model. Machingal MA, Corona BT, Walters TJ, Kesireddy V, Koval CN, Dannahower A, Zhao W, Yoo JJ, Christ GJ.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011;17(17-18):2291-2303.

Upregulation of cardiac urotensin II (UII) exacerbates UII stimulation-induced negative modulation on myocyte contractile function and Ca2+ current in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats [abstract]. Cheng H-J, Zhou P, Zhao W, Wajih N, Han Q-H, Little WC, Cheng CP.. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl):A9259.

Nonhuman primates as a model for translational research on atherosclerosis-related vascular disease and erectile dysfunction [abstract]. Christ GJ, Melman A, Williams K, Aboushwareb T, Zhao WX, Kaplan J, Anderson K-E [sic] [Andersson K-E].. J Sex Med. 2010;7(Suppl 1):46.

Impaired bladder function in aging male rats. Zhao W, Aboushwareb T, Turner C, Mathis C, Bennett C, Sonntag WE, Andersson K-E, Christ G.. J Urol. 2010;184(1):378-385.

In situ bioprinting of the skin for burns [abstract]. Binder KW, Zhao WX, Aboushwareb T, Dice D, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;211(3 Suppl):S76.

In vivo generation of functional tissues using the inkjet printing technology for reconstructive surgery [abstract]. Zhao WX, Xu T, Aboushwareb T, Atala A, Yoo J.. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;211(3 Suppl):S87.

Inkjet-mediated gene transfection into living cells combined with targeted delivery. Xu T, Rohozinski J, Zhao W, Moorefield EC, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009;15(1):95-101.

Metrics for evaluation of age-related changes in erectile capacity in a rodent model. Zhao W, Sato Y, Melman A, Andersson KE, Christ G.. J Sex Med. 2009;6(7):1885-1892.

Alterations in bladder function associated with urothelial defects in uroplakin II and IIIa knockout mice. Aboushwareb T, Zhou G, Deng F-M, Turner C, Andersson K-E, Tar M, Zhao W, D'Agostino R Jr, Sun T-T, Christ GJ, et al.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2009;28(8):1028-1033.

Altered camp-mediated potassium channel currents in detrusor myocytes from diabetic rats [abstract]. Zhao W, Brink P, Christ G.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2009;28(7):744-745.

Smooth-muscle-specific gene transfer with the human Maxi-K channel improves erectile function and enhances sexual behavior in atherosclerotic cynomolgus monkeys. Christ GJ, Andersson K-E, Williams K, Zhao W, D'Agostino R Jr, Kaplan J, Aboushwareb T, Yoo J, Calenda G, Davies KP, et al.. Eur Urol. 2009;56(6):1055-1066.

MAXI-K gene transfer with a smooth muscle specific promoter enhances erectile function and sexual behaviour in atherosclerotic cynomolgous monkeys [abstract]. Christ GJ, Andersson K-E, Williams K, Zhao W, D'Agostino R, Kaplan J, Aboushwareb T, Yoo J, Davies K, Melman A.. Eur Urol. 2008;7(3 Suppl):143.

Threshold gene transfer with hSlo enhances sildenafil-induced erectile responses in 2-month streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats [abstract]. Zhao W, Machigal M, Turner C, Davies K, Melman A, Andersson KE, Christ GJ.. Eur Urol. 2008;7(3 Suppl):217.

Characterization of cell constructs generated with inkjet printing technology using in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. Xu T, Olson J, Zhao WX, Atala A, Zhu JM, Yoo JJ.. J Manuf Sci E-T ASME. 2008;130(2):.

Inkjet gene printing: a novel approach to achieve gene modified cells for tissue engineering [abstract]. Xu T, Rohozinski J, Zhao W, Moorefield E, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008;14(5):869-870.

Mechanistic studies of detrusor over activity in male rats following partial urethral obstruction: implications to identification of novel therapeutics [abstract]. Aboushwareb T, Jarajapu YPR, Blaha S, Hodges S, Turner C, Zhao W, Andersson K-E, Christ GJ.. FASEB J. 2007;21(6):A1356.

Threshold gene transfer with hSlo enhances sildenafil-induced erectile responses in 2 month streptozotocin(STZ)-diabetic rats [abstract]. Zhao W, Machingal M, Turner C, Davies K, Andersson K-E, Melman A, Christ GJ.. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A420.

Bio-printing of living organized tissues using an inkjet technology [abstract]. Xu T, Zhao W, Zhu J-M, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A636.

Functional enhancement of bioreactor assisted engineered skeletal muscle [abstract]. Zare S, Christ G, Moon DG, Zhao W, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. FASEB J. 2007;21(5):A135.

Diabetes-related alterations in cAMP-mediated potassium channel currents in short term cultures of detrusor myocytes [abstract]. Zhao W, Brink PR, Christ GJ.. FASEB J. 2007;21(6):A829.

Effects of fidarestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor, on nerve conduction velocity and bladder function in streptozotocin-treated female rats. Zotova EG, Christ GJ, Zhao W, Tar M, Kuppam SD, Arezzo JC.. J Diabetes Complications. 2007;21(3):187-195.

In vivo generation of functional tissues using the inkjet printing technology [abstract]. Xu T, Zhao W, Atala A, Yoo J.. Tissue Eng. 2007;13(7):1713-1714.

Functional enhancement of bioreactor assisted engineered skeletal muscle [abstract]. Zare S, Christ G, Moon DG, Zhao W, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. Tissue Eng. 2007;13(7):1698.

Diabetes-induced changes in the alternative splicing of the Slo gene in corporal tissue. Davies KP, Zhao W, Tar M, Figueroa JC, Desai P, Verselis VK, Kronengold J, Wang H-Z, Melman A, Christ GJ.. Eur Urol. 2007;52(4):1229-1237.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Weixin Zhao, M.D.

Weixin Zhao, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Urology

Quick Reference

Request an Appointment
New Patients

336-716-WAKE
888-716-WAKE

Existing patients may contact the clinic directly.
Find a Doctor Ways to Give
Comprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is RenewedMagnet Hospital RecognitionConsumer Choice2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

© Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. All Rights Reserved.