Resident in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford University
James (Zhe) Hui is an immigrant from China
Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD/PhD in Bioengineering and Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering at University of Pennsylvania
Born in northwest China, James grew up in a family that was uprooted by China's Cultural Revolution. When he was 12, the family immigrated to Los Angeles. With the encouragement of inspiring teachers in his inner-city high school, he overcame gang fights and the school's abysmal graduation rates.
Admitted to UCLA, James embarked on a pre-med program in wet lab biology. He did research with nanoparticles that combined his interests in medicine, physical science, engineering and computing.
Following his graduation with a BS in biochemistry, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, James entered the joint MD and PhD. program at the University of Pennsylvania.
James has co-authored several patent submissions and more than ten published scientific papers, including an invited review in Science. He has designed a widely used physiological signal processing program and led a team that recently won prizes in robotics and programming competitions. His PhD dissertation focused on designing nanoparticles that bind to immune-system cells, thereby both delivering medicines to the cells and rendering the cells visible to MRI.