Guohao Dai

Associate Professor,  Bioengineering


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  • 224 ISEC
  • 617.373.2207

Research Focus

3-D bioprinting technology, stem cells technology and vascular bioengineering


  • Post-doc, Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S, Biomechanics, Peking University
  • B.S, Mechanical Engineering, Peking University

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 National Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association
  • 2014 NSF Career Award
  • 2015 Rising Star Award, Biomedical Engineering Society Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
  • 2015 The Institute’s James M. Tien ’66 Faculty Early Career Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • North American Vascular Biology Organization

Research Overview

3-D bioprinting technology, stem cells technology and vascular bioengineering

Selected Publications

  • C. Xu, W. Lee, G. Dai, Y. Hong, Highly Elastic Biodegradable Single-Network Hydrogel for Cell Printing, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 10(12), 2018, 9969-9979
  • D. Kim, V. Lee, T.B. Dorsey, L.E. Niklason, L. Gui, G. Dai, Neuropilin-1 Mediated Arterial Differentiation of Murine Pluripotent Stem Cells, Stem Cells Dev. 27(7), 2018, 441-455
  • V.K. Lee, G. Dai, Printing of Three-Dimensional Tissue Analogs for Regenerative Medicine, Annals Biomedical Engineering. 45(1), 2017, 115-131
  • C.M. Dumont, J.M. Piselli, N. Kazi, E. Bowman,G. Li, R.J. Linhardt, S. Temple, G. Dai, D.M. Thompson, Factors Released from Endothelial Cells Exposed to Flow Impact Adhesion, Proliferation, and Fate Choice in the Adult Neural Stem Cell Lineage, Stem Cells Dev., 26(16), 2017, 1199-1213
  • C.M. Dumont, J.M. Piselli, S. Temple, G. Dai, D.M. Thompson, Endothelial Cells Exposed to Fluid Shear Stress Support Diffusion Based Maturation of Adult Neural Progenitor Cells, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 11(2), 2017, 117–130


Apr 02, 2020

3D Printing Could Help in Finding Brain Cancer Treatments

BioE Associate Professor Guohao Dai, who specializes in 3D printing live tissue, created a three-dimensional model to study the development of brain tumors.

guohao dai, ryan koppes, & abigail koppes


Nov 12, 2019

AHA Grant to Explore the Innervation of Arterial Grafts

Associate Professor Guohao Dai from the Department of Bioengineering, Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes and Abigail Koppes from the Department of Chemical Engineering were awarded $200K from the American Heart Association (AHA) Innovative Project Award for “Bioengineer an autonomic neurovascular system to explore the innervation of arterial grafts”.


Nov 14, 2018

Dai Selected as AHA Fellow

BioE Associate Professor Guohao Dai was one of nine selected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) by the Council of Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of AHA.


May 01, 2018

Faculty and Staff Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2017-2018 academic school year.


Nov 17, 2016

Exploring Vascular Disease with 3-D Bioprinter

BioE Associate Professor Guohao Dai has developed a 3-D bioprinter to create tissue cultures for use in disease modeling and drug discovery.

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Guohao Dai

Guohao Dai joins the Bioengineering department in Fall 2016 as an Associate Professor.

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