Openings for motivated graduate students and postdoc are available in the lab to work on projects in areas of immunotherapy of cancer and autoimmune diseases, nucleic acid therapeutics, drug delivery, nanomedicines, and in vitro diagnosis (IVD). Animal work experience and other related research experiences are preferred. Please send CV/Research Experience/Research Plan in one PDF file to email@example.com.
- B.S., Biotechnology (Nankai University, 2008)
- Ph.D., Medical Science - Physiology and Pharmacology (University of Florida, 2013)
- Postdoc - Nanomedicine and bioimaging for cancer immunotherapy (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH, 2018)
- (2018 - Present) Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
- (2018 - Present) Associate member, VCU Massey Cancer Center
- (2019 - Present) Member, VCU Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development
Professional and Scholarly Interests
- Research interests: Nanomedicine and nanovaccine; ImmunoEngineering and ImmunoTheranostics; Nucleic acid therapeutics and probes; Cancer and immune disorders.
- Teaching pharmacy and pharmacoengineering courses
- Mentoring for students and postdoctoral trainees.
- My research interests lie at the interface of immune-oncology, nucleic acid therapeutics, nanomedicine, pharmacoengineering and pharmacoimaging. My current focus is to develop “off-the-shelf” nucleic acid nanomedicines to modulate the immune system to treat cancer, and to interrogate the immuno-nano interfaces by super-resolution imaging. My long-term goal is to implement immunotherapy to a broad population of patients. These interests often involve the following areas:
- ImmunoEngineering and ImmunoTheranostics
- Nucleic acid therapeutics and probes
- Nanomedicine and nanovaccine
- Cancer and immune disorders