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  • 2001 B.S. Clinical Medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  • 2002 B.A. International Trade and Economy, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  • 2007 Ph.D. Cell Biology, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • 2012 Postdoc Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Engineering
  • 2015–present, Research Fellow, Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  1. Yang Zeng*, Chun Chen*, Wei Liu, Zhihua Han, Qinyouen Fu, Yaqian Li, Siyu Feng, Xiaokang Li, Chunxiao Qi, Jianhong Wu, Deli Wang, Christopher Corbett, Barbara P. Chan, Dike Ruan, Yanan Du. Injectable Microcryogels Reinforced Alginate Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Leak-proof Delivery and Alleviation of Canine Disc Degeneration. Biomaterials. 2015, 59:53-65
  2. Yang Zeng*, Lin Zhu*, Qin Han*, Wei Liu,, Xiaojing Mao, Yaqian Li, Nanze Yu, Siyu Feng, Qinyouen Fu, Xiaojun Wang, Yanan Du, Robert Chunhua Zhao. Preformed Gelatin Microcryogels as Injectable Cell Carriers for Enhanced Skin Wound Healing. Acta Biomaterialia. 2015, 1;25:291-303
  3. Yang Zeng, Siyu Feng, Wei Liu, Qinyouen Fu, Yaqian Li, Xiaokang Li, Chun Chen, Zigang Ge, Yanan Du. Pre-conditioning Mesenchymal Stromal Cells toward Nucleus Pulposus-like Cells Achieved by Microcryogels-based 3D Cell Culture and Syringe-based Pressure Loading System. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B, In press.
  4. Yang Zeng, Xuebin Qu, Hongling Li, Shan Huang, Shihua Wang, Qilin Xu, Ruizhu Lin, Qin Han, Robert Chunhua Zhao. MicroRNA-100 regulates osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells by targeting BMPR2. FEBS letters. 2012, 586: 2375-2381.
  5. Liu K*, Chen Y*, Zeng Y*, Xu L, Liu D, Chen H, Zhang X, Han W, Wang Y, Zhao T, Wang J, Wang J, Han Q, Zhao C, Huang X. Coinfusion of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Facilitates Platelet Recovery without Increasing Leukemia Recurrence in Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study. Stem Cells and Development. 2011, 20(10):1679-1685. (co-first author)
  6. Yang Zeng, Xingxia Liu, Ruizhu Lin, Chunhua Zhao. MicroRNA-373 regulates the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived MSCs. Basic and Clinical Medicine (Chinese Journal). 2012, 32: 119-122.
  7. Wei Liu*, Yaqian Li*, Yang Zeng, Xinyong Zhang, Jingyu Wang, Liping Xie, Xiaokang Li and Yanan Du. Microcryogels as injectable 3D cellular micro-niches for site-directed and augmented cell delivery. Acta Biomater. 2013, pii: S1742-7061.
  8. Hui Chen, Yang Zeng, Wei Liu, Shan Zhao, Jinhui Wu, Yanan Du. Multifaceted Applications of Nanomaterials in Cell Engineering and Therapy. Biotechnology Advances. Biotechnology Advances.  2013, 31: 638-653.
  9. Yaqian Li*, Wei Liu*, Fei Liu*, Yang Zeng, Simin Zuo, Siyu Feng, et al. Primed 3D Injectable Micro-Niches Enabling Low-dosage Cell Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia. PNAS. 2014, 111:13511-13516.
  10. Zhao, Shan; Shen, Zhiyuan; Wang, Jingyu; Li, Xiaokang; Zeng, Yang; Wang, Bingjie; He, Yonghong; Du, Yanan. Glycerol-mediated Nanostructure Modification Leading to Improved Transparency of Porous Polymeric Scaffolds for High Performance 3D Cell Imaging. Biomacromolecules. 2014, 15: 2521-2531.
  11. Zhao, Hui; Li, Xiaokang; Zhao, Shan; Zeng, Yang; Zhao, Long; Ding, Haiyan; Sun, Wei; Du, Yanan. Microengineered in vitro model of cardiac fibrosis through modulating Myofibroblast Mechanotransduction. Biofabrication. 2014, 6(4):045009.
  • Immunotherapy for malignant mesothelioma and ovarian cancer that combines CXCL12/CXCR4 blockade with a mesothelin targeted fusion protein.
  • Development of a Self-Assembling Vaccine for Influenza. 
Dr. Zeng has trained many students in previous lab. She is very good at teaching experimental technologies and instructing the research design. Here, she will also dedicate to train students in VIC.