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

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

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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August 17, 2020

March 12, 2020

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 Recognized as a 2020 UC Davis Chancellor's Fellow 

January 21, 2020

UC Davis has named its new class of Chancellor’s Fellows, marking the 20th anniversary of the program that provides philanthropic support to exceptional early-career faculty members. 

Dr. Wang's research focuses on developing innovative tools, technologies and therapeutics that combine molecular, cellular, tissue and biomaterial engineering to promote tissue regeneration and restore function. One of his lab’s main efforts has focused on isolating stem cells from human placental tissue, then using those stem cells to treat birth defects such as spina bifida and hemophilia. In addition to published papers, he functions as an influential advocate for academic entrepreneurship. 

“Dr. Wang is an extremely talented young scientist who has demonstrated that his academic productivity is rigorous and innovative. ... His many publications, patents, conference invitations, and awards are a testament to his success as a leader in his field.” — Ted Wun, associate dean for research, School of Medicine

Find out more about the 20th Class of UC Davis's Chancellor’s Fellows



Hemophilia News Today highlighted our study on hemophilia

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

Dr. Wang giving a talk at UC Riverside



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

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



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


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



ScienceDaily talked about our prenatal stem cell treatment for spina bifida