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Fang  Wei Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor
  • (310) 825-6686
73-090 CHS

UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Oral Biology

Dr. Fang Wei is a Associate Adjunct Professor in the Section of Oral Biology in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine. Her current research focuses on biosensor for early diagnostics of high impact human disease via biomarkers in body fluids. Her research also relates to the product development of point-of-care handheld device.

Additional Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Biosensor; Nanoscience; Electrochemistry
Educational & Professional Background
  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Peking University, China, 2003
  • Postdoctoral, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
Research & Interests
  • Point-of-care device for body fluids based diagnostics
    • Point-of-care device for salivary oral cancer biomarker
    • mRNA biomarker detection for early diagnostic of tissue rejection in kidney transplanting
    • Biosafety detection of botulinum toxin
  • Exosome Diagnostics
    • Real-time non-invasive monitoring of exosomal oncogenic mutations in human cancer patients in saliva and other body fluids
    • Rapid extraction of exosome from body fluids with magnetic beads
    • Clinical diagnostics based on the exosome and exosomal biomarkers
  • Bio-Nano materials and interface
    • Conducting polymer based micro-fabrication of biocompatible surface
    • Bio-abiotic interface constructed by DNA-dendrimer doped into pyrrole film which provided effective biomolecules modified surface
  • Feedback System Control for global optimization in biosensor
    • Global optimization via feedback system control in biosensors
    • Rapid BoNT biosensor based on feedback system control
Professional Memberships
  • Member of AAAS (Advancing Science, Serving Society)
  • Member of American Chemical Society
  • Member of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
  • Member of JCCC Cancer Nanotechnology Program Area
  • Member of Sigma Xi
  • Member of Chinese Chemical Society
  • Workshop of “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position”, October 5-7, 2008 at Rice University (8% acceptance)
  • Nomination of “Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research”, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • Teaching Award for Young Faculty, Peking University 2005
  • Outstanding Ph.D. in Dept. Chemistry, Peking University 2003
  • Scholarship of Originative graduate student, Peking University, 2000-2003