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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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James (Zhe) Hui, 2013

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.

  • MD Bioengineering | University of Pennsylvania 2017
  • PhD Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering | University of Pennsylvania 2017
  • BS Biochemistry | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2009
Work History
  • Stanford University, Resident in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology