Weibo Zhao

Graduate Student

I joined the Dordick group to pursue a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering. I completed my B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During my undergraduate years, my research focus was on graphene and optoelectronics. I made a switch to the field of bioengineering during my first year as a PhD student when I was presented with an amazing opportunity to join the Dordick Group and work on mRNA related topics. I’ve enjoyed my experience here ever since. In my free time, I’m devoted to practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and playing the guitar.

Former Education

B.S in Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2020

Research Interests

My current research project is on LNP-mRNA vaccine stability and lyophilized formulation development. We plan to develop reference materials that mimic current COVID-19 vaccines, produce them at large scale, study the critical attributes of LNP-mRNA drug/reconstituted drug product, and develop a room-temperature stable formulation.

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