Scaling up towards large tissue regeneration and high-throughput organ-on- a-chip
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Boyang Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. Previously, Dr. Zhang was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto and a co-founder of a start-up company TARA Biosystems where he developed the manufacturing process of BiowireTM plates for cardiotoxicity screening. Dr. Zhang obtained B.Sc. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from University of Toronto in 2016. In 2016, Dr. Zhang was named MedTech’s Rising Star by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) for his work on AngioChip, an implantable vascular scaffold. Dr. Zhang’s research interests are in building large functional tissues for regenerative medicine and high-throughput organ-on-a-chip engineering for drug discovery.