Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Zhao Wenting
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Assistant Director, CN Yang Scholars Programme
Dr. Wenting ZHAO obtained her bachelor's degree in Bioengineering from Zhejiang University (China) and Ph.D. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After completing her postdoc training at Stanford University, she joined Nanyang Technological University to start her own lab in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Currently, her group aims to engineer the nanoscale organization of the biological systems and to uncover the nanoscale interplay between cells and the environment in both physiological and pathological conditions. Her research works have been published in Nature Nanotechnology, PNAS, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Nature Protocols, Accounts of Chemical Research, Chemical Communications, etc.
Dr. Zhao's research interest is at the nano-bio interplay with a particular focus on nanotechnology-enabled manipulation of cellular physical properties, and their impact on the fundamental understanding and therapeutic development of a variety of public health challenges, including cancer metastasis, viral infection, and neurodegeneration, etc.
  • Dissecting the Chikungunya Virus RNA Replication Process in vitro and in Live Cells
  • Endomembrane System Architecture, Dynamics, and Functions in Aging Cells and Tissues (PI Zhao Wenting)
  • Engineering the Nanoscale Membrane Topography to Pattern Oncogenic Ras Clustering on Cell Membrane
  • IDMxS - Molecular (Digital Molecular Assay Platforms)
  • IDMxS - Molecular Thrust
  • IDMxS - Visiting and Travel
  • Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science (IDMxS)
  • Mechanobiology of podosomes: effects of mechanical stresses and substrate topography
  • Nanopillar-based Nuclear Grading for Digital Cancer Pathology
  • Nanotopography Engineering for Deciphering the Cell Membrane Disruption by Antimicrobial Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes (COEs)
  • Quantum sensing for health science based on NV centers in diamond
  • Revealing Aging And Infectious Disease At Nanoscale: A Multidisciplinary Study Via Nanoscale Membrane Curvature Guidance
  • T cell microvillus as a new signaling organelle
Courses Taught
BG1801 Bioengineering Lab 1A

BG2801 Bioengineering Lab 2A

BG3801 Bioengineering Lab 3