Dr. Xiaolong Luo received his B.S.E. degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) in 2001, his M.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering degree from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2003 before he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from University of Maryland (College Park, MD) in 2008. He is currently a post-doctoral research associate at University of Maryland working on the biofabrication and novel applications of 3D biopolymer membranes in microfluidics. His research interests focus on interfacing novel microscale and nanoscale platforms with biomolecules and cells for applications in protein engineering, cell-cell communication, tissue/organ-on-a-chip for drug screening, and the construction of artificial cell membranes in microdevices.