Biomaterials and Nanotechnology for Drug and Vaccine Development
B.S. University of California, Berkeley (Biomedical Engineering)
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego (Bioengineering)
Advances in bionanotechnology and cargo-carrying nanocarriers enable existing therapeutics to be reformulated to attain higher potency and safety. Nanotechnology in medicine has shown tremendous value in drug delivery and vaccine preparations, where pharmacokinetics and immune activation can be finely tuned via rational nanomaterials engineering. The research focus of the laboratory is to develop novel therapeutic nanomaterials with an emphasis toward clinical translation. By examining and tackling the interface between materials and biology, we seek to adopt an engineering approach to improve treatments for major diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infectious disease.
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