Weixin Zhao, MD
Weixin Zhao, M.D., Assistant Professor
After years of clinical practice and patient oriented research, Dr. Zhao joined the faculty of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as well adjunct faculty of the Translational Science Institute and the Department of Urology in Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
SYNOPSIS OF AREA OF INTEREST:
Dr. Zhao is broadly interested in developing therapeutic cell and tissue engineering to functionally repair or rebuild diseased organs.
DETAILED AREA OF INTEREST:
The overall goal of Dr. Zhao’s work is to translate scientific discoveries into clinical applications. In this regard, Dr. Zhao has been extensively involved in the research projects of engineering skin, muscle, vessel, bladder, liver and other soft tissues. His efforts in developing bio-functional materials and 3D bio-printing technologies have provided the possibility for functional reconstruction of human tissue/organs that could be used therapeutically in patients.