Our Research Areas


March 2024

  • Welcome our new postdoctoral researcher Tess, who will be starting the research of using advanced fabrication methods for the regeneration of a hierarchical blood vessel network in urological tissues, under joint mentorship of Dr. Nasim Annabi and Dr. Renea Sturm.

January 2024

  • Congratulations to our wonderful graduate students, Yuting Zheng and Yimin Gu, our postdoc, Dr. Yavuz Oz for publication of review article “Rational design of polymeric micelles for targeted therapeutic delivery” in Nano Today!

December 2023

  • Dr. Annabi has been assigned to the Editorial Board of Tissue Engineering: Part B.
  • Congratulations to Yuting for winning inaugural Daniel R.King Memorial Travel Scholarship of The 2024 Annual Meeting of The Adhesion Society.

November 2023

  • Dr. Annabi was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher 2023 by Clarivate. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Annabi has once again been recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher for the year 2023 by Clarivate. This prestigious acknowledgment underscores Dr. Annabi’s significant contributions to her field and the impact of her research on the global scientific community.

October 2023

  • Annabi Lab welcomes our latest additions: – Jim and Jessie, Ph.D. students – Fang, Master’s student. We are thrilled to have you on board and extend our best wishes for your academic journey. Here’s to a year filled with success and remarkable achievements!

June 2023

  • Congratulations to Dr. Annabi for receiving the prestigious Women in Nanoscience Award!

May 2022

  • Congratulations to Dr. Hossein Montazerian for receiving the Harry M. Showman Prize for his excellent Ph.D. thesis, and Annabella Budiman for receiving the Outstanding M.S. Award in the Chemical Engineering Department!

April 2022

  • Congratulations to Dr. Hossein Montazerian for defending his doctorate thesis on Micro- and Nano-Technology Approaches to Biomaterials Processing and Design! We wish him all the best in his postdoctoral position at MIT!

November 2022

  • Congratulations to Jose Chevalier for his acceptance into the Medical Doctor program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA!

May 2022

  • Congratulations to Dr. Annabi on being recognized by research.com as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers! https://research.com/

October 2019

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Open Positions:

Postdoctoral Researcher

One postdoctoral position is available in our laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles. The candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. A strong background in animal handling and surgical techniques. If you possess expertise in creating surgical models of diseases or wounds in diverse areas such as skin, lung, heart, muscle, bone, and brain, you are encouraged to apply. Our group is dedicated to the advancement of translational hydrogel therapeutics for biomedical applications, making this an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field.

Applicants must have obtained a PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or polymer science. All applicants must have a strong record of previous publications, and excellent writing and communication skills. Applicants with relevant research experience in developing different animal models and in vitro testing of hydrogels are highly recommended to apply.

Prospective Ph.D. Students

We are looking for highly motivated and energetic prospective Ph.D. students that are interested in the field of advanced biomaterials and tissue engineering. Candidates with relevant research background are highly recommended to apply,  we also consider students that have excellent laboratory skills but do not have much field experience.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:

Dr. Nasim Annabi.

University of California, Los Angeles,

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department

5531 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1592

Email: annabi.nasim@gmail.com  or nannabi@ucla.edu