Chuanzhen Zhao is a postdoctoral scholar in Prof. Zhenan Bao's lab at Stanford University. Dr. Zhao currently works on developing flexible and stretchable biosensors and bioelectronics.


Dr. Zhao did his Ph.D. with Prof. Paul S. Weiss and Prof. Anne M. Andrews at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His Ph.D. research focused on developing translational biosensors, including implantable neuroprobes and wearable devices, to monitor chemical signaling in the body.

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March 2022

Our work on a wearable smartwatch platform for sweat cortisol monitoring using novel biosensors was highlighted at BBC NewsUCLA Newsroom, EurekAlert, and UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry!

Jan 2022

We developed a wearable aptamer field-effect transistor biosensor for sweat cortisol monitoring, which was published in Science Advances!

Nov 2021

Our new paper on implantable aptamer field-effect transistor neuroprobes was out in Science Advances! Check out the news from UCLA.

Dec 2020

Chuanzhen won the Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award! See news at UCLA and MRS.