Ying Zheng is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Washington. She was a recipient of the National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award in 2013. The goal of her research is to understand and engineer the fundamental structure and functions in living tissue and organ systems of the human body from nanometer, micrometer to centimeter scale. The fundamentals and technology requirements of the program includes a mixture of biomechanics, transport phenomena, microfluidic technologies, and biology and medicine. The success of her research achievement may lead towards clinical applications for regenerative tissue and organs, and therapeutic applications and health industry with deconstructive in vivo-mimicking models.