Dr. Yuguo Lei received his B.S. in chemistry at Peking University; M.Phil. in polymer science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He then completed his M.S. in Pharmacology and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at UCLA, and postdoc in regenerative medicine at UC Berkeley. His lab at University of Nebraska uses multidisciplinary tools to understand how cells’ genetics, culture microenvironments, culture outcome, and cell properties interplay, and to utilize this information to develop efficient and cell-friendly culture systems. The ultimate goal is to develop completely automated system for scalable and cost-effective cell and tissue manfuacutring.