Zhaobo Fan

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Phone: 631-488-7708


Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering: 2016
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

M.S., Materials Science & Engineering: 2014
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

M.S., Chemistry: 2012
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

B.E., Polymer Science & Engineering: 2010
Qingdao University of Science & Technology, Qingdao, China


1) Fan, Z.; Fu, M.; Xu, Z.; Zhang, B.; Li, Z.; Li, H. et al. “Sustained Release of a Peptide-based Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Inhibitor to Attenuate Adverse Cardiac Remodeling and Improve Cardiac Function Following Myocardial Infarction”, Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18(9), 2820-2829.

2) Fan, Z.; Li, X.; Niu, H.; Guan, J. Myocardial Regenerative Medicine, in: C. Gao (Ed.) “Polymeric Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration: From Surface/Interface Design to 3D Constructs” Springer Singapore, Singapore, 2016, 353-386.

3) *Li, Z.; *Fan, Z.; *Xu, Y.; Lo, W.; Wang, X.; Niu, H. et al. “pH-Sensitive and Thermosensitive Hydrogels as Stem-Cell Carriers for Cardiac Therapy”, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016, 8(17), 10752-60. (* Co-first author)

4) *Li, Z.; *Fan, Z.; *Xu, Y.; Niu, H.; Xie, X.; Liu, Z. et al. “Thermosensitive and Highly Flexible Hydrogel Capable of Stimulating Cardiac Differentiation of Cardiosphere-Derived Cells Under Static and Dynamic Mechanical Training Conditions”, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2016, 8, 15948-57. (* Co-first author)

5) Fan, Z.; Guan, J. “Antifibrotic Therapies to Control Cardiac Fibrosis”, Biomater Res, 2016, 20, 13.

6) Li, H.; Duann, P.; Lin, P.H.; Zhao, L.; Fan, Z.; Tan, T. et al. “Modulation of Wound Healing and Scar Formation by MG53-Mediated Cell Membrane Repair”, J Biol Chem., 2015, 25, 680074.

7) Xu, Y.; Fu, M.; Li, Z.; Fan, Z.; Li, X.; Liu, Y. et al. “A Prosurvival and Proangiogenic Stem Cell Delivery System to Promote Ischemic Limb Regeneration”, Acta Biomater., 2016, 31, 99-113.

8) Xu, Y.; Li, Z.; Li, X.; Fan, Z.; Liu, Z.; Xie, X.; et al. “Regulating Myogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Using Thermosensitive Hydrogels”, Acta Biomater., 2015, 12, 30054-4.

9) Zhang, X.; Li, W.; Li, X.; Liu, T.; Fan, Z.; Yang, W. “Alternating Copolymers of 2,6-bis(p-dihexylaminostyryl)- anthracene-9,10-diyl and N-Octylcarbazole with Large Two-Photon Cross Sections”, J Polym Sci Pol Chem., 2010, 48, 5704-11.

Patent: Fan, Z.; Li, X.; Guan, J. Thermosensitive, Degradable and Highly Flexible Hydrogels for Therapeutic Applications (Submitted to University Technology Commercialization Office for Process)