Yuguo Lei, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Penn State University

Lei received his B.S. in chemistry at Peking University, an M.Phil. in polymer science at Hong Kong University of Science, and a Technology, M.S. in pharmacology at UCLA before joining the Segura Lab in 2006. His PhD thesis was focused on gene delivery from hydrogel scaffolds. Lei joined the Schaffer lab at UC Berkeley in 2010 as a postdoc where his research focused on stem cell manufacturing. He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an assistant professor in 2014 and moved to Penn State in 2021. He is currently working on large-scale cell manufacturing and immunotherapy with MSCs and T cells. He had a simple answer for his favorite memory from the Segura lab: Tatiana. “[She’s] a great mentor.” And he also misses his dear friends Qinn, Sean, Talar, Shiva, Anandika, and the rest of the lab. So sweet.