Fan Zhao, PhD

Fan Zhao is a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Mark M Davis at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He obtained his B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering at Sichuan University where he developed copper(II)-coordinated chitosan hydrogel beads for hemoperfusion under the supervision of Dr. Changsheng Zhao. Then He joined the laboratory of Dr. Bing Xu at Brandeis University where he received the Provost Award in 2013 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry with an additional specialization in Quantitative Biology in 2014. His doctoral research focused on immunomodulation by peptide-based self-assembled hydrogels. Currently, he is interested in designing new tools and improving existing tools to study the recognition of peptide-HLA antigen complex by T cell receptors and applying these tools to identify novel T cell antigens in ovarian cancer.