Miao Lab

Lab Team

Xiaohe (Stella) Cai

Stella CaiResearch Scientist I

Stella Cai’s work focuses on gene therapy for hemophilia. 

She received an MS degree in neuro-endocrinology from a university in China and an MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. 

She is a proud member of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Retaining Excellence Program.

Alex Chen, PhD 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Alex Chen focuses on improving the current treatment for hemophilia using various new technologies including gene therapy and immunotherapy. 

He received his PhD from the bioengineering department at the University of Washington.

Chun-Yu Chen 

Chun-Yu ChenPostdoctoral Fellow

Chun-Yu Chen’s current work uses gene therapy to try and rescue hemophilia A mouse models. 

He received a PhD from the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology at National Taiwan University’s College of Medicine.

Dominic Tran

Dominic TranResearch Scientist I

Dominic Tran’s work focuses on nonviral gene therapy and delivery to correct the hemophiliac phenotype. He is currently working on optimizing ultrasound-mediated gene delivery and therapeutic transducer designs, with the aim of increasing transfection efficiency while also reducing tissue damage. 

He holds a BS in bioengineering from the University of Washington.