Chuanzhen Zhao is an NIH/NIBIB NRSA F32 postdoctoral fellow 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.
Dr. Zhao was awarded the Best PhD Thesis Award in Nanotechnology “for developing and applying nanoscale tools critical to chemical sensing for the BRAIN Initiative, with further applications in wearable sensors”. See announcement from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.
Our work on flexible neuroprobes was out in ACS Sensors! We developed an implantable polyimide neuroprobe for neurotransmitter monitoring. Check out this paper here!
Our work on a wearable smartwatch platform for sweat cortisol monitoring using novel biosensors was highlighted at BBC News, UCLA Newsroom, EurekAlert, and UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry! Check out this paper in Science Advances.