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A Collaborative & Diverse Group


Zhiyu Dai, Ph.D., FAHA, ATSF

Principle Investigator

Director, Translational Endothelial Research

Dr. Dai is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Medicine, Member of the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center, the BIO5 Institute, and the Sarver Heart Center, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He received his B.S. from Shandong University and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, China. Dr. Dai completed his postdoctoral training in lung vascular biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Personnel: Lab Members
Personnel: Lab Members

Bin Liu, PhD

Postdoc Researcher

Dr. Liu has been trained in Cancer Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Dan Yi, PhD

Postdoc Researcher

Dr. Yi received her Ph.D. from the University of Lyon, France.


Ankit Tripathi, PhD

Postdoc Researcher

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Karina Ramirez, PhD

Research Specialist

Dr. Ramirez graduated her B.S. from Arizona State University and Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba, Japan.


Xiaomei Xia

Research Specialist


Anton Gao

Volunteer Student

Arizona State University

Undergraduate student


Ryan Dong

Arizona State University undergraduate student


Yanhong Cao

Visiting student

Personnel: Lab Members

Syed Hamid

Master Student

Syed is a CTS Clinical Research master student at UA Phoenix


Hanqiu Zhao

PhD Student

Hanqiu is a PhD student in the CTS program

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David Guo

high school student

David is a high school student at Scottsdale 

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Ebani Acedo

Volunteer Student

We are recruiting Ph.D./MS students, and volunteers now.

Past lab members


Shuai Li, PhD

Dr. Li is an associate professor at Guangzhou Medical University, China.

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Rebecca Li

UCLA undergraduate

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Mengyao Zhao

ASU graduate


Ethan Ngo

ASU undergraduate


Jiakai Pan, BSc

Jiakai was a UC Berkeley graduate and is a Medical School student at Midwestern University at Glendale


Rogelio Miranda Mora, Flinn Intern

Rogelio is a undergraduate student at Duke University

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Amy Cai

Amy is an undergraduate student at Arizona State University


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