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Zhong  Zheng Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor
  • (310) 206-5646
2641-MRL/30-121 CHS

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

  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Biosystems and Function

Zhong Zheng, Ph.D. has also been extensively engaged in research on developing functional biomaterials for tissue engineering, such as using silver nanoparticle-based materials to improve orthopaedic surgeries. During 12 years of using fibromodulin (FMOD) to manage cutaneous wound healing, he was the first person to generate the FMOD-related peptide to reduce scar formation. Recently, Dr. Zheng is focused on developing cell-based regenerative medicines for musculoskeletal tissue engineering. He is the first person that established a novel, technically undemanding FMOD-based approach to reprogram somatic cells without any genetic modifications. Currently, Dr. Zheng is an active reviewer for many other scientific journals such as Trends in Biotechnology, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, SMALL, Biomaterials, Protein & Cell, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Oncogene, Metabolic Engineering, and Acta Biomaterialia. 

Educational & Professional Background
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, P.R. China., 2001
  • M.S., Ph.D., Tsinghua University, P.R. China., 2005
  • Research Associate, University of Southern California, 2006-2008
  • Postdoctoral Employee, UCLA, 2008-2012
Research & Interests
  • Biomaterials
  • Microbiology
  • Nano-materials
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Regeneration Medicine
  • Stem Cell
  • Tissue Engineering
Professional Memberships
  • Wound healing Society
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • International Health Professional of the Year, 2007
  • DuPond Scholarship, 2004
  • Guang-Hua Scholarship, 2003