Dr. Huang gives a talk at the International Space Station Research & Development Conference about initial data derived from her engineered muscle in space studies (She is the second speaker on the recorded session).


Dr. Huang is a guest on the DG Early Morning Show podcast!



Our lab's research in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms using stem cells and biomaterials was highlighted in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Fall Quarterly.


Dr. Huang was interviewed by the Video Journal of Regenerative Medicine (VJRegenMed), which provides expert insights on the key advances in cellular & genomic therapy, tissue engineering and biomaterials.  Dr. Huang spoke briefly about several topics, which can be seen below:


Our lab's research that was sent to the International Space Station was featured in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Summer Quarterly.


Huang lab sends engineered skeletal to space to explore microgravity effects on sarcopenia!  Our tissue chips launched to the International Space Station, where astronauts are helping us perform studies.  Dr. Huang summarizes the goals of this project in this interview.

This launch was also publicized in various media outlets, including these ones below:

Stanford Scope Blog

Wired Magazine

US Department of Veteran Affairs


NSF/ISS Media Briefing: Science in Space



Astronaut Meghan McArthur performs experiments on our engineered muscle chips aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA.



Dr. Huang is interviewed by CNN’s Ashley Strickland about the laboratory’s tissue engineering research on the International Space Station.  She is interviewed alongside space astronauts Jessica Meir and Drew Morgan.

Our lab's recent publication to develop scaffold-based gene therapy for treatment for peripheral arterial disease was featured on the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute news.


Our lab's recent publication to develop an improved adult stem cell-based treatment for peripheral arterial disease was featured on the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute news.



As part of Peer Review week, editorial board member Dr. Huang was interviewed by Nature Research editors regarding the characteristics of high quality peer review critiques.  

Congratulations to Maureen Wanjare for her publication in engineering spatially patterned vascularized cardiac patches for treatment of heart repair.

Here is the accompanying media coverage about Maureen’s publication at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute website.

As part of International Women in Engineering Day, we report on the activities of various members of the Tissue Engineering special interest group of the Society for Biomaterials.


Dr. Huang’s lab was featured as the Lab Spotlight at the North America Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) website.


This month we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day. See Dr. Huang’s contribution to the Nature Research Bioengineering blog.


Check out the Scope blog regarding our recent publication in the engineering of vascularized skeletal muscle.

Here is the accompanying media coverage of our work at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute website.


Dr. Huang was featured in an interview in the eCirculator, a publication produced by the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB), where she is the Membership Chair.

Check out the Nature Research Bioengineering Community blog on our latest publication: Treatment of volumetric muscle loss in mice using nanofibrillar scaffolds enhances vascular organization and integration.



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.