Weijia Zhang, PhD

Institute of Biomedical Science,
Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Weijia Zhang received his doctorate in Chemistry from Fudan University. After graduation, he did his postdoctoral training at Methodist Hospital and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School. In 2016, He returned to Fudan university with the financial support from "1000 Youth Talent" program, and joined Department of Chemistry and Institute of Biomedical Science (IBS) at Fudan University as Head of IBS Microfluidic Bioanalytical Instrumentation Laboratory. His research focuses primarily on i) modeling physiological systems (i.e., organs-on-chips) that integrate microenvironment and inter-organoid interactions, ii) developing analytical technologies and instruments for a variety of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental applications. Dr. Zhang is now leading and collaborating with cross-functional research teams in the field of biomedical science and engineering, pharmaceutics, analytical chemistry, and microfabrication, to pioneer the mimicry of the in vivo biology and physiology for the purpose of drug development and disease modeling and analysis.