Dr. Lijie Grace Zhang is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. Dr. Zhang joined GW in 2010, after finishing her postdoctoral training at Rice University and Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Bioengineering Laboratory for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering at GW. Dr. Zhang is the Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). She has received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal, ASME Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award, GWU OVPR Early Career Researcher Award, GWU Hegarty Award for Faculty Innovation, American Heart Association Transformative Project Award, Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, GW SEAS Outstanding Young Researcher Award, John Haddad Young Investigator Award by American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, GWU SEAS Faculty Recognition Award, Early Career Award from the International Journal of Nanomedicine, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Organization, Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award at Brown and the Sigma Xi Award. Her research interests include nanobiomaterials, 3D/4D bioprinting, complex tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, bio-robotics and breast cancer metastasis. Dr. Zhang has authored 3 books, over 146 journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings, 10 patents/applications. Her group has given over 343 presentations in various international/national conferences and universities. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Biomedical Engineering Advances; Editor of Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications; Associate Editor of Journal of Nanobiotechnology; Associate Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Nanomedicine; and Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy.