Our research laboratory is interested in designing and engineering novel nano-delivery systems for medical applications. By integrating the tools of materials chemistry, molecular imaging, and bioengineering, we are aiming to deliver therapeutics in spatial-temporal controlled fashions and in multifunctional ways, finally improving or enabling the treatment of human diseases.
In particular, we are designing “smart” biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles for cancer therapy and oral delivery applications. We are also developing theranostic nanomedicine that combines imaging and therapeutic components for cancer early diagnostics and therapy. Finally, we are using in vivo selection strategy to explore tumor-specific aptamers for targeted cancer therapy and cancer biomarker discovery.Read More »