1 postdoc and 2 PhD/MS student positions available in the lab (updated 11.24, 2018):
1 sponsored postdoc position on cancer immunotherapy/immunoenginering/nanomedicines/biomaterials is immediately available. Animal work experience is required. Candidates with related previous research experiences are preferred. Please send CV/Research Experience/Research Plan in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Training: design and execute cutting-edging research projects, lead collaborations with colleagues at Massey Cancer Center and hospitals, mentor graduate students, and assist in grant writing.
1 sponsored PhD and 1-2 self-funded MS student positions are open for enrollment in Fall 2019. Students will be trained in cancer immunotherapy, immunoengineering, and nanomedicines. Please send CV/Personal Statement in one PDF file to email@example.com.
Area of Focus
- Nanomedicine and nanovaccine; ImmunoEngineering, Immunotherapy, ImmunoTheranostics; Pharmacoengineering; Nucleic acid therapeutics and probes (plasmid, mRNA, Aptamer, etc); Cancer, Immune disorders.
- 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
- 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.
- Awards and Honors: 2018: KL2 Mentored Clinical Research Scholar Award, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; 2017: Top 15 Abstract, World Molecular Imaging Congress meeting; 2017: Distinguished Scientist Award, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, NIH; 2014: Travel Award, Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society; 2013: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship, Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society; 2013: Early Career Investigator Fellowship, Nanotechnologies in Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prevention, New York Academy of Sciences; 2008 - 2009: Grinter Fellowship, College of Medicine, University of Florida; 2008: Travel Award, College of Medicine, University of Florida; 2005 - 2007: Outstanding Student Fellowship, Nankai University.