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Zhen Gu, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019
For outstanding contributions to advancing fundamental and technological innovations in the field of drug delivery.

‘Smart’ insulin could reduce dangerous complications of diabetes treatment

Via The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences | May 14, 2019

A study supported by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute has developed a “smart” insulin that could reduce dangerous complications in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. This new type of insulin, called i-insulin, is released for action when the blood sugar or glucose levels rise and blocks its own activity when glucose levels fall.

The findings, generated in mice, appeared this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research was led by former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Zhen Gu, PhD, now a professor of bioengineering at UCLA… Continue reading.

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Dr. Zhen Gu Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Zhen Gu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles, to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Dr. Gu was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to advancing fundamental and technological innovations in the field of drug delivery.”

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