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Zigang Ge
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Peking University
Beijing 100871 People's Republic of China

Educational Background

2005  Ph.D., National University of Singapore, 

2001  M.S.C., National University of Singapore,

1993  M.B.B.S., Peking University.

Working experience

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China (Aug 1993-Dec 1999)
Research Fellow, National University of Singapore (July 2005- May 2006)
Singapore Millennium Scholar, National University of Singapore (Jun 2006-Jan 2007)
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University (Feb 2007-onwards)

Areas of Research

  • cartilage regeneration & osteoarthritis; 
  • stem cells & electric regulation of stem cells; 
  • biomaterials

Selected Awards

1999, Sasagawa Clinical Fellowship (Ministry of Health, PRC)

2006, Singapore Millennium Scholar, Singapore

Selected Research Publications

1. Diverse Effects of Pulsed Electrical Stimulation on Cells – with a Focus on Chondrocytes and Cartilage Regeneration. European Cells & Materials, 38:79-93(2019)
2. Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields Enhanced Chondrogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells via JNK/CREB-STAT3 Signaling Pathway. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 10(1):45-56(2019).
3. TGF-β1 affinity peptides incorporated within a chitosan sponge scaffold can significantly enhance cartilage regeneration. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2018, 6 (4), 675-687.
4. Enhancement of the Chondrogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Cartilage Repair by Ghrelin. Journal of Orthopaedic Research (DOI 10.1002/jor.24224)
5. Fabrication, Mechanical Properties, and Biocompatibility of Graphene-Reinforced Chitosan Composites. Biomacromolecules, 11 (9):2345–2351 (2010).