Lab News!

5/26/22 — Our lab is awarded a $3 million TRAN3 grant by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)! Congratulations team!

5/10/22 -- Congratulations to Yofi Wyle for being selected as a NIH/NHLBI T32 Pre-Doctoral trainee in the UC Davis Lung Center Training Program!

4/28/22 -- Research Team Headed by Dr. Wang Receives Cultivating Team Science Award from UC Davis School of Medicine!

4/8/22 -- Congratulations to Dr. Dake Hao for receiving the prestigious 2021-2022 UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award!

3/31/22 -- Congratulations to Leora Goldbloom-Helzner for being awarded the Professors for the Future fellowship!

3/31/22 -- Congratulations to Tanner Henson for being awarded the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship!

2/14/22 -- Congratulations to Dr. Nataliya Bahatyrevich for her acceptance into the Postdoctoral Fellow position, supported by the NHLBI, Training Program in Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Science!

7/26/21 -- Welcome to our newest Junior Specialists, Maria, Emma, Meiby, Brandon, and Nora! 

7/24/21 -- Leora passed her qualifying exam! Congrats, Leora!

7/1/21 -- Three new surgical residents joined our lab! Welcome Mary, Abdul, and Nataliya!

7/1/21 -- Congratulations to Dr. Aijun Wang for his promotion to full Professor!

5/27/21 -- Our lab is awarded a Science Translation & Innovative Research (STAIR) grant and is matched with funding from UCDSOM Dean Allison Brashear!

3/22/21 -- Congratulations to Dr. Chaoxing Zhang for receiving the Shriners hospital postdoctoral fellowship/training grant!

11/12/20 -- Our lab is awarded a $9 million CLIN2 grant by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)! Congratulations and so proud of our wonderful team! 

10/1/20 -- Welcome to our newest postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Chaoxing Zhang! Chaoxing joins us from the UC Riverside Bioengineering department.

8/1/20 -- Welcome to our two newest Junior Specialists, Samantha and Sabrina!

7/1/20 -- Three new CIRM Bridges Masters' students and a new Junior Specialist joined the lab! Welcome, James, Ryan, Tyler, and Yemi!

7/1/20 -- Congratulations to the Surgical Bioengineering Laboratory Research Program Team (team leader Dr. Aijun Wang) for winning the UC Davis Health Deans’ Team Award for Excellence in Research!

5/30/20 -- Lalitha received the TRDRP pre-doctoral fellowship/training grant! Congrats, Lalitha!

3/26/20 -- Kasey received the TL1 pre-doctoral fellowship/training grant! Congrats, Kasey!

3/26/20 -- Lalitha passed her qualifying exam! Congrats, Lalitha!

1/1/20 -- Congratulations! Drs. Dake Hao and Kewa Gao both received the Shriners hospital postdoctoral fellowship/training grant!

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Our new study published and featured by Stem Cells Translational Medicine (SCTM) as the Front Cover story:


March 9, 2020

Dr. Aijun Wang was appointed as the Vice-Chair for Translational Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for the Department of Surgery at UC Davis to advance the department's footprint in medical innovation, device development, and entrepreneurship.


Dr. Wang is one of the PIs leading the exciting BME Quarter@Aggie Square program selected and supported by the UC Davis Provost office


Dr. Wang invited to give a talk at the 2020 EV-based Diagnostics, Delivery & Therapeutics





Dr. Wang giving a talk at UC Riverside

Dr. Farmer talked about our translational spina bifida research at UC Davis and the $5.66 million grant awarded to Dr. Farmer and Dr. Wang


Hemophilia News Today highlighted our study on hemophilia




Dr. Wang presented at the Inaugural UC Pitch Day orgnized by UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development (BRAID), a group of five UC medical campuses, and the UC Center for Accelerated Innovation (CAI), and UC Irvine Applied Innovation

Our work with stem cells was highlighted in an extensive piece in the Los Angeles Times in 2018




DailyMail highlights our stem cell treatment for spina bifida in English bulldog puppies

University of California highlights our study "Puppies benefit from stem cell treatment for children with spina bifida"




ScienceDaily talked about our prenatal stem cell treatment for spina bifida