PEOPLE > Ying Zheng, Ph.D.

Ying Zheng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering

420 Brotman Bldg.
850 Republican St.
Seattle, WA, 98109

P: 206-543-3223

F: 206-685-9399


Education and Training

Cornell University, postdoc, 2011

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, PhD, 2008

University of Science and Technology of China, B.S., 2002

Research Interests

Organ on a chip -- organ specific microvessels.

Vascular cell and functional heterogeneity.

Small vessel disease.

Vascular remodeling and regeneration.


Mandrycky C, Phong K, Zheng, Y., Tissue engineering toward organ-specific regeneration and disease modeling, MRS Communications, 2017, 7(3), pp. 332-347

Nagao RJ, Xu J, Luo P, Xue J, Wang Y, Kotha S, Zeng W, Fu X, Himmelfarb J, Zheng Y, Decellularized Human Kidney Cortex Hydrogels Enhance Kidney Microvascular Endothelial Cell Maturation and Quiescence. Tissue Engineering A, 2016, 2(19-20).

Roberts M, Tran D, Kreutziger K, Razumova M, Regnier M, Murry C, Zheng Y. Stromal cells in dense collagen promote cardiomyocyte and microvascular patterning in engineered human heart tissue. 2016, Tissue Engineering Part A, 2016, 22 (7-8): 633-44.

Ligresti G, Nagao RJ, Xue J, Choi YJ, Xu J, Ren S, Aburatani T, Anderson SK, MacDonald JW, Bammler TK, Schwartz SM, Muczynski KA, Duffield JS, Himmelfarb J, Zheng Y. A Novel Three-Dimensional Human Peritubular Microvascular System. J Am Soc Nephrol 2015. pii: ASN.2015070747.

Palpant NJ, Pabon L, Roberts M, Hadland B, Jones D, Jones C, Moon RT, Ruzzo WL, Bernstein I, Zheng Y, Murry CE. Inhibition of β-catenin signaling respecifies anterior-like endothelium into beating human cardiomyocytes. Development 2015;142:3198-209.

Zheng Y, Chen J, López JA. Flow-driven assembly of VWF fibres and webs in in vitro microvessels. Nat Commun 2015;6:7858.

Zheng Y, Chen J, Craven M, Choi NW, Totorica S, Diaz-Santana A, Kermani P, Hempstead B, Fischbach-Teschl C, López JA, Stroock AD. In vitro microvessels for the study of angiogenesis and thrombosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012;109:9342-7.

Zheng Y, Henderson PW, Choi NW, Bonassar LJ, Spector JA, Stroock AD. Microstructured templates for directed growth and vascularization of soft tissue in vivo. Biomaterials 2011;32:5391-401.