Check out NSF’s press release about the Huang lab as one of two groups to be funded by the first solicitation release of NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth Solicitation


Ngan Huang interviewed Steve Quake on "Genomic Tools for Cardiovascular Medicine" at the Vascular Discovery 2018 meeting.


Ngan Huang was selected to the Editorial Board of the new Nature journal, Communications Biology

The Huang lab was awarded a new grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived smooth muscle progenitors. Read about it here.

The Huang lab was awarded a finalist of RegenMedNet’s spotlight on laboratories that cultivate excellence.  Read the blog here.



Ngan Huang was selected to be a part of the Young Innovator Issue from the journal, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.  You can read her contribution to this journal, featuring the work of postdoctoral fellow Joseph Kim in the endothelial differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells in 3D anisotropic nanofibrillar scaffolds. Read it here


We are honored that the national veteran publication, Veterans Affairs Research Currents, featured two veteran undergraduates in our lab, Nick Mezak and Nick McMenomy and their interest in biomedical research.  Read it here


Ngan Huang is selected as part of the Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigators issue .  This issue features the work of postdoctoral fellow Maureen Wanjare in engineering anisotropic cardiac patches. Read it here

Postdoc fellow Luqia Hou’s publication in Sci Rep is featured in the Stanford Scope Blog.  Read it here



Along with our collaborators Stanley Rockson and Fibralign Corporation, we published the findings of a porcine study evaluating the therapeutic efficacy and safety of nanofibrillar scaffolds that release vascular endothelial growth factor-C for treatment of lymphedema.

This publication received some press from Stanford School of Medicine as well as other media outlets.


Karina Nakayama and Ngan Huang were featured in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute 2016 Spring Quarterly Report for their recent publication in Nano Letters


Ngan Huang was selected to receive the McCormick Gabilan Faculty Fellowship. This award is intended to support the advancement of women, and mentoring of women to pursue the study of medicine and medical research.

Karina Nakayama was featured in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute 2015 Summer Quarterly Report for her recent publication in ACS Nano.

Veteran undergraduate researcher Nicholas Mezak was featured in the Veterans resource publication, G.I. Jobs, for his research in the Huang lab.  Nick strives to inspire other Veterans to pursue research biomedical careers. 

Ngan Huang gave an invited lecture at a STEM Seminar Series at Cañada College on “Stem Cell Approaches to Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering”

The Huang lab was featured in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute 2014 Winter Quarterly Report.  The article discusses new collaborative research project between the Huang and Heilshorn labs.


In collaboration with Fibralign Corporation, the team received the 2014 Best New Investigator Award at the 11th Biennial National Lymphedema Network International Conference for our work on “A Promising Surgical Procedure For Treating Secondary Lymphedema” using a biomaterials-based strategy. 

Ngan Huang was featured in The Science Runway, a website designed to inspire girls to pursue careers in medicine and science.


Ngan Huang was awarded the Robert W Hobson II MD Early Career Investigator Award at the American Heart Association Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Congratulations to Ngan Huang on her Nature Medicine paper with Hongjie Dai’s group. NIR-II imaging allows for precise blood velocity measurements in addition to high spatial and temporal resolution. Media coverage can be found here.