Jason Cong

Chancellor’s Professor

UCLA Computer Science Department
Director, Center for Customizable Domain-Specific Computing
Co-Director, PKU/UCLA Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering
Director, VLSI Architecture, Synthesis, and Technology (VAST) Laboratory

Research interest

Dr. Cong’s research interests include synthesis of VLSI circuits and systems, programmable systems, novel computer architectures, nano-systems, and highly scalable algorithms.

Xiangfeng Duan


UCLA chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Howard Reiss Career Development Chair

Research interest

Dr. Duan’s research interests include heteointegration of nanoscale materials, development of novel nanoscale device concepts and exploration of their potential in future electronics, energy science and biomedical science.

Guoping Fan


UCLA Human Genetics Department
Member, Bioinformatics GPB Home Area, Brain Research Institute
Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research

Research interest

Dr. Fan’s His current research focuses on the actions of DNA methylation and chromatin-remodeling in regulating neural gene expression, neuronal function, and stem cell differentiation and reprogramming.

Feng Guo

Associate Professor in Biological Chemistry

Director of the Biochemistry
Biophysics & Structural Biology Home Area
David Geffen School of Medicine
Member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research interest

Dr. Guo is interested to understand the structure and function of non-protein-coding RNAs. In particular, his group is studying how microRNAs are produced and how this process is regulated.

Chih-Ming Ho

Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Chair Professor

Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Department of Bioengineering

Research interest

Dr. Ho is interested in personalized medicine, combinatorial drug therapeutics, bio-molecular diagnostics, feedback system control (FSC) technique, micro-fluidics.

Jianyu Rao

Professor, M.D.

UCLA Program on Genomics and Nutrition
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Center for Metabolic Disease Prevention

Research interest

Dr. Rao has an active role in teaching and researches. He is also interested in developing new technologies for pathology especially cytopathology, including imaging analysis, nanotechnology and telepathology.

Wenyuan Shi

Professor and Chair of Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry

Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine

Research interest

Dr. Shi’s laboratory has been using multidisciplinary approaches to study oral microbial pathogenesis with a specific focus on microbial biofilm, inter-species interaction and signal transduction. In addition, Dr. Shi’s laboratory is actively involved in the development of next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools against oral microbial infections.

Ren Sun


Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Associate Vice Provost, International Institute

Research interest

Dr. Sun is currently focusing on developing and utilizing systems biology approaches to characterize the fitness of different viral pathogens in terms of replication kinetics, immune evasion, drug resistance, host-viral interactions, and certain metabolic and signaling pathways at a genomic scale.

Alex Wang

Assistant Professor of Law

UCLA Law Faculty since 2013

Research interest

Dr. Wang’s primary research and teaching interests are in environmental law, Chinese law, comparative law, and torts.

Yibin Wang


Department of Medicine
Member, California NanoSystems Institute
Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area
Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Genetics & Genomics GPB Home Area

Research interest

The main focus of Dr. Wang’s research is stress induced signaling mechanism in human diseases.