Associate professor

Email : yzhou2009@sjtu.edu.cn

Office address : Med-X 207, 1954 Huashan Rd. (Xuhui)


Yue ZHOU received her BS in Microbiology from Fudan University, MS in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from Jiao Tong University, and PhD in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. From 2003 to 2007, she worked in Stanford University and VA-PAHCS as a postdoctoral fellow. She joined the faculty of the Med-X Research Institute and School of Biomedical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009. Her research specifically looks into the molecular mechanism of biophysical factors in regulating vascular remodeling and tissue regeneration, as well as the host immune response to tissue engineering implants. Her researches are funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and National Natural Science Foundation of China. She has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Biomaterials and Acta Biomaterialia. She teaches four undergraduate and graduate courses, including Cell Biology (honor course), Introduction to Biology and Medicine (honor course) and Scientific English Writing & Presentation. She received Outstanding Teacher award from the university in 2016.

Education background

1987-1991, BS - Microbiology and Microbiological Engineering, Fudan University

1991-1994, MS – Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1998-2000, MS - Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell

2000-2003, PhD - Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Work Experience

2009-present, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2008-2009, Director of the Division of Genetic engineering, Cathay Industrial Biotech, Inc.

2003-2007, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism, Stanford University, and Department of GRECC, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

1999-2003, Teaching assistant and Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry Option, Center for Intelligent Biomaterials, University of Massachusetts Lowell

1998-1999, Research Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

1996-1998, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1994-1996, Teaching assistant, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Areas of Research Interests

The molecular mechanism of biophysical factors in regulating vascular remodeling and tissue regeneration

The host immune response to tissue engineering implants

Honors And Awards

Outstanding Teacher Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2016)

Lu Yuejiao Teaching Award (2015)

Fellowship, World Health Organization, 1998

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

Member of American Association of Cancer Research (2003-2007);

Member of American Heart Association (2003-2007);

Member of Chinese Society for Biomaterials (2009-present)


Cell Biology – MS202 (Aut), BI277 (Spr)

Introduction to Biology and Medicine - BM189 (Aut)

Scientific English Writing & Presentation – GE7001 (Spr)

Research Projects
  1. 863 High-Tech Research Project from the Ministry of Science and Technology (05/01/2009 – 12/31/2011)
  2. NSFC grant for general application from the National Science Foundation of China (01/01/2011 – 12/31/2013)
  3. State Key Research & Development Project from the Ministry of Science and Technology (07/01/2016 – 6/30/2021)
Selected Publications
  1. Jiaqi Liang, Shuangying Gu, Xiuli Mao, Yiling Tan, Huanli Wang, Song Li, Yue Zhou*. Endothelial Cell Morphology Regulates Inflammatory Cells Through MicroRNA Transferred by Extracellular Vesicles. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020, 19; 8:369.
  2. Baoxiang Tian, Xili Ding, Yang Song, Weicong Chen, Jiaqi Liang, Li Yang, Yubo Fan, Song Li, Yue Zhou*. Matrix stiffness regulates SMC functions via TGF-β signaling pathway. Biomaterials. 2019; 221:119407.
  3. Weicong Chen, Baoxiang Tian, Jiaqi Liang, Suyue Yu, Yue Zhou*, Song Li. Matrix stiffness regulates the interactions between endothelial cells and monocytes. Biomaterials. 2019; 221: 119362.
  4. Yazhou Chen, Li Zhang, Yingjie Liu, Shiming Tan, Ruidan Qu, Zirong Wu, Yue Zhou*, and Jing Huang*. Preparation of PGA-PAE-micelles for Enhanced Anti-tumor Efficacy of Cisplatin. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2018; 10(30): 25006-25016.