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Kalil Abdullah, MD

Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Polymeric biomaterials, drug delivery, targeted diagnostics
Keywords:
intracranial drug delivery, neurosurgery, neuroscience
Recent Publications:
Abdullah KG, Lubelski D, Miller J, Steinmetz MP, Shin JH, Krishnaney A, Mroz TE, Benzel EC. Progression free survival and functional outcome after surgical resection of intramedullary ependymomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Dec;22(12):1933-7
Abdullah KG, Rammayya A, Thawani JP, Macyszyn L, O’Rourke DM, Brem S. Factors associated with increased survival after surgical resection of glioblastoma in octogenarians. PLOS One, PLoS One. 2015 May 15;10(5):e0127202. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127202. eCollection 2015
Abdullah KG, Lubelski D, Nucifora P, Brem. The use of diffusion tensor imaging in glioma resection. Neurosurgical Focus. 2013 Apr;34(4):E1
Xiao R, Abdullah KG, Miller JA, Lubelski D, Steinmetz MP, Shin JH, Krishnaney AA, Mroz TE, Benzel EC. Molecular and clinical prognostic factors for favorable outcome following surgical resection of adult intramedullary spinal cord astrocytomas.. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 14;144:82-87
Goel N, Abdullah KG, Chen SS. Outcomes and prognostic factors in pediatric oligodendroglioma: a population based study. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2017 Nov 2.
Chan NK, Abdullah KG, Lubelski D, Steinmetz MP, Benzel EC, Shin JH, Mroz TE. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Spine Tumors. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. 2014 Mar;58(1):37-44.
Thawani JP, Singh N, Pisapia JM, Abdullah KG, Parker D, Pukenas BA, Zager E,Verma R, Brem S. Three-Dimensional Printed Modeling of Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas and Associated White Matter Tract Anatomy. Neurosurgery. 2017. Mar 16
Thawani JP, Ramayya AG, Pisapia JM, Abdullah KG, Lee JY, Grady MS. Operative Strategies to Minimize Complications Following Resection of Pituitary Macroadenomas. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Apr;78(2):184-190.
Lubelski D, Abdullah KG, Weil RJ, Marko NF. Bevacizumab for Radiation Necrosis Following Treatment of High Grade Glioma: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2013 Dec;115(3):317-22.

Abass Alavi, MD, PhD, DSc

Professor, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Steven M. Albelda, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Burcin Altun, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering and Applied Science University of Pennsylvania
Keywords:
Targeted Therapy, Antibody and Protein-Based Therapeutics, Intracellular delivery

Nicolas Alvarez, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University
Research Description:
The Alvarez Research group is working on several drug delivery technologies that align very well with the CT3N mission. At present, we are collaborating with Cesar de la Fuente (a member and UPenn faculty) on the adaptation of one of our technologies, namely foam drug delivery, to target bacterial cells in the body. Our group has recently published several papers on foam technology for treating pleural effusion that might be of interest to the CT3N community. Furthermore, we are developing some novel hydrogels for hydrophobic drug delivery. Overall, the Alvarez Research group would benefit greatly from the symposium series sponsored by CT3N and discussions with its members on current research problems.
Keywords:
Complex fluid rheology, intravenous drug delivery, pleural effusion, pleurodesis, transport phenomena, interfacial transport and rheology, hydrophobic drug delivery, associating polymers, self-assembly
Recent Publications:
TN Beck, AY Deneka, L Chai, C Kanach, P Johal, NJ Alvarez, Y Boumber, EA Golemis, GW Laub: An improved method of delivering a sclerosing agent for the treatment of malignant pleural effusion, BMC Cancer, 2019, (1), 614
J Baxter, TA Lima, R Huneke, CJ Kanach, P Johal, E Reimold, NJ Alvarez, GW Laub: The efficacy of hydrogel foams in talc Pleurodesis, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 15, 1-8
Lavenia J Thursch, David DiGuiseppi, Todd R Lewis, Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, Nicolas J Alvarez: Exploring the gel phase of cationic glycylalanylglycine in ethanol/water. I. Rheology and microscopy studies. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 564, 22 March 2020, Pages 499-509
David M DiGuiseppi, Lavenia Thursch, Nicolas J Alvarez, Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner: Exploring the gel phase of cationic glycylalanylglycine in ethanol/water. II. Spectroscopic, kinetic and thermodynamic studies. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 573, 1 August 2020, Pages 123-134
S. Farrell, D DiGuiseppi, N Alvarez, R Schweitzer-Stenner: The interplay of aggregation, fibrillization and gelation of an unexpected low molecular weight gelator: glycylalanylglycine in ethanol/water, Soft Matter 12 (28), 6096-6110, 2016
D. DiGuiseppi, J. Kraus, S.E. Toal, NJ Alvarez, R. Schweitzer-Stenner, Investigating the Formation of a Repulsive Hydrogel of a Cationic 16mer Peptide at Low Ionic Strength in Water by Vibrational Spectroscopy and Rheology, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120, 10079-10090, 2016

Jason Andrechak, BS, BChE, MSE

PhD Candidate, Bioengineering Graduate Group School of Engineering & Applied Science University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
drug delivery, immunotherapy, cellular therapy
Keywords:
CD47, checkpoint blockade, macrophage, immunotherapy

Alexey Aprelev, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Physics, Drexel University

Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, PhD

Professor Emeritus , School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

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Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Kathrin Bernt, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology, Center for Childhood Cancer Research, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
CHOP link: https://www.chop.edu/doctors/bernt-kathrin-m
I am interested in understanding molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis and drug development in the transcription/epigenetics space. I have recently developed an interest into intrinsically disordered domains, which are playing a key role in transcription control and malignant transformation, but will be very challenging to target. Th CT3N community will be a fantastic community for me to learn more about current cutting edge approaches in drug design and delivery, and to hopefully find collaborators for translational projects.
Keywords:
leukemia, transcription, epigenetics, drug delivery
Recent Publications:
Bernt KM*, Zhu N*, Sinha AU*, Vempati S, Faber J, Krivtsov AV, Feng Z, Punt N, Daigle A, Bullinger L, Pollock R, Richon V, Kung AL*, Armstrong SA*. MLL-rearranged leukemia is dependent on aberrant H3K79 methylation by Dot1l. Cancer Cell. 2011; 20(1):66-78. PMCID: PMC3329803
Daigle SR, Olhava EJ, Therkelsen CA, Majer CR, Sneering CJ, Song J, Johnston D, Porter Scott M, Smith JJ, Xiao Y, Jin L, Kuntz KW, Chesworth R, Moyer MP, Bernt KM, Armstrong SA, Copeland RA, Richon VM, Pollock RM. Selective killing of mixed lineage leukemia cells by a potent small-molecule DOT1L inhibitor. Cancer Cell. 2011; 20(1):53-65. PMCID: PMC4046888
Riedel SS, Haladyna J, Bezzant M, Stevens B, Pollyea DA, Sinha AU, Armstrong SA, Wei Q, Pollock RM, Daigle SR, Jordan CT, Ernst P, Neff T* and Bernt KM*. The histone methyltransferases MLL and DOT1L cooperate with Meningioma-1 to induce AML. J Clin Invest. 2016 Apr 1;126(4):1438-50. PMCID: PMC4811120
Lee S, Liu H, Hong X, Liu X, Crawford F, Zhang Q, Kingsley M, Chen Z, Lengeling A, Bernt K, Marrack P, Kappler J, Hansen K, Zhou Q, Li QY, Zhang G. JMJD6 cleaves MePCE to Release pTEFb. eLife 2020; 9:e53930. PMCID: PMC7064345
Kingsley MC, Xie HM, Riedel SS, Pastuer T, Shank T, Bollig M, Stabler S, Libbrecht C, Deshpande A, Intlekofer A, and Bernt KM. Specific patterns of H3K79 methylation influence genetic interaction of oncogenes in AML. In press, Blood Advances 2020
Danis E, Yamauchi T, Echanique K, Zhang X, Haladyna J, Riedel SS, Zhu N, Xie H, Orkin SH, Armstrong SA, Bernt KM* and Neff T*. Ezh2 controls an early hematopoietic program and growth and survival signaling in early T-Cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cell Reports 2016, Mar 1;14(8):1953-65. PMCID PMC4790111
Lenard A, Xie HM, Riedel S, Yuan ZF, Zhu N, Neff T, Bernt KM. Epigenetic regulation of protein translation in KMT2A-rearranged AML. BioRxiv 2019 DOI: 10.1101/790287, in press in Experimental Hematology, 2020

Dawn A. Bonnell, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

Garrett M. Brodeur, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Lukasz Bugaj, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Jason A. Burdick, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

Theresa M. Busch, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

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Thomas Caltagirone

President & CEO , Aptagen, LLC
Research Description:
aptamers
Keywords:
aptamers; nucleic acid chemistry; ligands
Recent Publications:
https://www.aptagen.com/newsletters-publications/
Comments:
https://www.aptagen.com/literature-library/?id=01CWSSLGVMDPTWHOYG7VH2RKWTYUA374GJ

Robert W. Carpick, PhD

John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn
Research Description:
Nanoscience, nanotribology (friction, adhesion, lubrication, wear of materials), nanomechanics, scanning probe microscopy. All with relevance to human tissues, cells, orthopedic implants, and soft materials including hydrogels.
Keywords:
Nanotribology, friction, adhesion, lubrication, wear, surfaces, interfaces, nanomechanics, scanning probe microscopy, cell nanomechanics, orthopedic implants, biotribology, soft matter, hydrogels
Recent Publications:
Nanomechanics of pH-Responsive, Drug-Loaded, Bilayered Polymer Grafts. PC Nalam, HS Lee, N Bhatt, RW Carpick, DM Eckmann, RJ Composto. ACS applied materials & interfaces 9 (15), 12936-12948
Nano-rheology of hydrogels using direct drive force modulation atomic force microscopy. PC Nalam, NN Gosvami, MA Caporizzo, RJ Composto, RW Carpick. Soft Matter 11 (41), 8165-8178
Direct torsional actuation of microcantilevers using magnetic excitation. NN Gosvami, PC Nalam, AL Exarhos, Q Tam, JM Kikkawa, RW Carpick. Applied Physics Letters 105 (9), 093101
Transformations in wrinkle patterns: cooperation between nanoscale cross-linked surface layers and the submicrometer bulk in wafer-spun, plasma-treated polydimethylsiloxane. HT Evensen, H Jiang, KW Gotrik, F Denes, RW Carpick. Nano letters 9 (8), 2884-2890
Polydiacetylene films: a review of recent investigations into chromogenic transitions and nanomechanical properties. RW Carpick, DY Sasaki, MS Marcus, MA Eriksson, AR Burns. Journal of Physics: condensed matter 16 (23), R679

Martin P. Carroll, MD

Associate Professor, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Department of Medicine, Penn

I-Wei Chen, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

Hao Cheng, PhD

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Drexel University
Research Description:
The Cheng lab focuses on the fundamental studies of nanomaterial-cell interactions and the development of new biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy and antigen-specific immune tolerance.
Keywords:
Protein adsorption, long circulation, tumor penetration, drug delivery, immunoengineering

Zhiliang Cheng, PhD

Research Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

Michael Chorny, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Research Description:
Design of drug, gene, protein and cell delivery systems: Magnetically targeted therapy of arterial restenosis. Nanocarrier-based site-specific gene delivery methods. Prodrug and codrug design. Nanocarrier/prodrug combinations for treating solid tumors

Douglas B. Cines, MD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
autoimmunity/inflammation/thrombosis and other immunohematologic disorders

David Cipolla

VP Research, Insmed
Research Description:
pulmonary delivery, formulation, nanoparticle, preclinical models, liposomes, imaging
Keywords:
pulmonary delivery, formulation, nanoparticle, preclinical models, liposomes, imaging
Comments:
David is currently the VP of Research at Insmed, Inc, where he is part of a team developing novel, targeted therapies to help serve the critical unmet needs of patients battling serious rare diseases. Prior to joining Insmed in 2018, David worked at Aradigm (1996 to 2018) covering all phases of product development and led the development of preclinical research, CMC activities and intellectual property. Prior to joining Aradigm, David worked at Genentech, Inc. (1988 to 1996) developing and characterizing the delivery of protein aerosols to the airways, culminating with the approval of Pulmozyme® rhDNase for the management of cystic fibrosis in 1993. David holds a chemical engineering degree from MIT (SB) and UC Davis (MS) and a pharmacy degree from the University of Sydney (PhD).

Akiva S. Cohen, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Russell J. Composto, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn
Research Description:
Nanoparticle drug delivery, interactions between nanoparticle and biomaterial surfaces, functionalization of nanoparticles, nanoparticle kinetics.
Keywords:
polymer, nanoparticles, biofilm
Recent Publications:
“Single-particle tracking of nonsticky and sticky nanoparticles in polymer melts.” Jinseok Park, E. J. Bailey, R. J. Composto, K. I. Winey*, Macromolecules, published online 2020.
“Nanoparticle diffusion during gelation of tetra poly(ethylene glycol) provides insight into nanoscale structural evolution” E. Parrish, K. A. Rose, M. Cargnello, C. B. Murray, D. Lee, R. J. Composto*, Soft Matter, 16, 2256-2265, 2020.
“Particle tracking of nanoparticles in soft matter,” K. A. Rose, M. Molaei, MJ, Boyle, D Lee*, JC, Crocker* and RJ Composto*, Journal of Applied Physics, doi: 10.1063/5.0003322
“Polymer blend systems with an added solvent,” S.M. Maguire, H-J, Chung and Russell J. Composto*, Chapter 4. Soft Matter Series # 10, Bijels: Bicontinuous Particle-stabilized Emulsions, P.S. Clegg, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020.
“Nanorod position and orientation in vertical cylinder block copolymer films”
B.Rasin, BJ Lindsay, X Ye, JS Meth, CB Murray, RA Riggleman, RJ Composto
Soft Matter 16 (12) 3005-3014.
Kinetic Monitoring of Block Copolymer Self-Assembly Using In Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
CR Bilchak, S Govind, G Contreas, B Rasin, SM Maguire, RJ Composto, ...
ACS Macro Letters 9 (8), 1095-1101
pH-Mediated nanoparticle dynamics in hydrogel nanocomposites, KA Rose, D Lee and RJ Composto, Soft Matter, DOI:10.1039/d0sm02213f
“Interfacial Compatibilization in Ternary Polymer Nanocomposites: Comparing Theory and Experiments S. M. Maguire, N. Krook, A. Kulshreshtha, C. Bilchak, R. Brosnan, A. Pana, P. Rannou, M. Maréchal, K. Ohno, A. Jayaraman, R. Composto.” Macromolecules 54, 797-811, 2021 DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02345.

David P. Cormode, DPhil

Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Dr. Cormode's research focuses on the development of novel and multifunctional nanoparticle contrast agents for medical imaging applications. A current major area is the development of gold and bismuth nanoparticles as contrast agents for computed tomography (CT). The nanoparticles can be further modified to have a variety of additional functional properties, such as fluorescence, MRI contrast or therapeutic effects. Related areas of interest are novel computed tomography-based imaging methods, such as dual energy CT, spectral CT and iterative image reconstruction. These technologies are being applied for structural imaging and molecular imaging of the levels of specific cell types and proteins in vivo. These approaches provide enhanced characterization of cardiovascular diseases and cancers, which should allow improved selection of therapies and monitoring of response to treatments.
An additional area of interest is catalytic nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
Keywords:
Gold nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles, catalytic nanoparticles, computed tomography, contrast agents
Recent Publications:
Nieves, Lenitza M.; Hsu, Jessica, C.; Lau, Kristen C.; Maidment, Andrew D. A.; Cormode, David P.: Silver telluride nanoparticles as biocompatible and enhanced contrast agents for x-ray imaging: an in vivo breast cancer screening study. Nanoscale 13(1): 163-174, January 2021.
Huang, Yue; Liu, Yuan; Shah, Shrey; Kim, Dongyeop; Simon-Soro, Aurea; Ito, Tatsuro; Hajfathalian, Maryam; Li, Yong; Alawi, Faizon; Cormode, David P.; Koo, Hyun. : Bacterial pathogen targeting via bi-functional hybrid nanozyme triggered by biofilm microenvironment. Biomaterials 268: 120581, January 2021.
Naha, Pratap C.; Hsu, Jessica C.; Kim, Johoon; Shah, Shrey; Bouché, Mathilde; Si-Mohamed, Salim; Rosario-Berrios, Derick N.; Douek, Philippe; Hajfathalian, Maryam; Yasini, Parisa; Singh, Sanjay; Rosen, Mark A.; Morgan, Matthew A.; Cormode, David P. .: Dextran Coated Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles: A Computed Tomography Contrast Agent for Imaging the Gastrointestinal Tract and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. ACS Nano 14(8): 10187–10197, August 2020.
Hsu, Jessica; Nieves, Lenitza M.; Betzer, Oshra; Sadan, Tamar; Noël, Peter B.; Popovtzer, Rachela; Cormode, David P.: Nanoparticle contrast agents for X-ray imaging applications. WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology 12(6): e1642, May 2020 Notes: Highlighted in Advanced Science News: https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/combining-nanoparticles-with-new-x-ray-technologies-could-revolutionize-imaging-diagnosis/
Kim, Johoon; Silva, Alex B.; Hsu, Jessica C.; Maidment, Portia S. N.; Shapira, Nadav; Noël, Peter B.; Cormode, David P.: Radioprotective garment inspired biodegradable polymetal nanoparticles for enhanced CT contrast production. Chemistry of Materials 32(1): 381-391, January 2020.
Hsu, Jessica, C.; Cruz, Emma D.;Lau, Kristen C.; Bouché, Mathilde; Maidment, Andrew D. A.; Cormode, David P. : Renally-excretable and size-tunable silver sulfide nanoparticles for dual energy mammography or computed tomography. Chemistry of Materials 31(19): 7845-7854, October 2019.
Dong, Yuxi C.; Hajfathalian, Maryam; Maidment, Portia S. N.; Hsu, Jessica C.; Naha, Pratap C.; Si-Mohamed, Salim; Breuilly, Marine; Kim, Johoon; Chhour, Peter; Douek, Philippe; Litt, Harold I.; Cormode, David P.: Effect of gold nanoparticle size on their properties as contrast agents for computed tomography. Scientific Reports September 2019.
Bouché, Mathilde; Pühringer, Manuel; Iturmendi, Aitziber; Amirshaghaghi, Ahmad; Tsourkas, Andrew; Teasdale, Ian; Cormode, David P.: Activatable hybrid polyphosphazene-AuNP nanoprobe for ROS detection by bimodal PA/CT imaging. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 11(32): 28648-28656, August 2019.
Naha, Pratap C.; Liu, Yuan; Hwang, Geelsu; Huang, Yue; Gubara, Sarah; Jonnakuti, Venkata; Simon-Soro, Aurea; Kim, Dongyeop; Gao, Lizeng; Koo, Hyun.; Cormode, David P.: Dextran coated iron oxide nanoparticles as biomimetic catalysts for localized and pH-activated biofilm disruption. ACS Nano 13(5): 4960-4971, May 2019 Notes: Topic of a perspective article ‘Benoit, Danielle S. W.; Sims Jr., Kenneth R.; Fraser, David Nanoparticles for Oral Biofilm Treatments. ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 5, 4869-4875’
Hajfathalian, Maryam; Amirshaghaghi, Ahmad; Naha, Pratap C.; Chhour, Peter; Hsu, Jessica, C.; Douglas, Keely; Dong, Yuxi; Sehgal, Chandra M.; Tsourkas, Andrew; Neretina, Svetlana; Cormode, David P. : Wulff in a cage gold nanoparticles as contrast agents for computed tomography and photoacoustic imaging. Nanoscale 10: 18749 – 18757, October 2018.

George Coukos, MD, PhD

Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

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Anil P. D'Mello, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of the Sciences
Research Description:
Microencapsulation of enzymes

Henry Daniell, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Penn School of Dental Medicine

Peter F. Davies, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Emily Day, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware
Research Description:
The Day Lab's mission is to transform the study, detection, and treatment of cancer and other diseases with engineered nanomaterials
Keywords:
Nanomedicine, photothermal therapy, gene regulation, signal cascade interference, biomimicry, translational research
Recent Publications:
1. Dang MN, Gomez Casas C, Day ES. Photoresponsive miR-34a/nanoshell conjugates enable light-triggered gene regulation to impair the function of triple-negative breast cancer cells. Nano Letters. 2020; doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c03152.
2. Valcourt DM, Day ES. Dual regulation of miR-34a and Notch signaling in triple-negative breast cancer by antibody/miRNA nanocarriers. Molecular Therapy-Nucleic Acids. 2020; 21: 290-298
3. Valcourt DM, Dang MN, Scully MA, Day ES. Nanoparticle-mediated co-delivery of Notch-1 antibodies and ABT-737 as a potent treatment strategy for triple-negative breast cancer. ACS Nano. 2020; 14(3): 3378-3388.
4. Wang J, Dang MN, Day ES. Inhibition of Wnt signaling by Frizzled7 antibody-coated nanoshells sensitizes triple-negative breast cancer cells to the autophagy regulator chloroquine. Nano Research. 2020; 13: 1693–1703.
5. Wang J*, Potocny AM*, Rosenthal J#, Day ES#. Gold nanoshell-linear tetrapyrrole conjugates for near infrared-activated dual photodynamic and photothermal therapies. ACS Omega. 2020; 5(1): 926-940.*equal contribution #co-corresponding authors
6. Kapadia CH, Ioele SA, Day ES. Layer-by-layer assembled PLGA nanoparticles carrying miR-34a cargo inhibit the proliferation and cell cycle progression of triple-negative breast cancer cells. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2019; doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.36840.
7. Melamed JR, Ioele SA, Hannum AJ, Ullman VM, Day ES. Polyethylenimine-spherical nucleic acid nanoparticles against Gli1 reduce the chemoresistance and stemness of glioblastoma cells. Molecular Pharmaceutics. 2018; 15(11): 5135-5145.
8. Melamed JR, Kreuzberger NL, Goyal R, Day ES. Spherical nucleic acid architecture can improve the efficacy of polycation-mediated siRNA delivery. Molecular Therapy-Nucleic Acids. 2018; 12: 207-219.
9. Riley RS, Dang MN, Billingsley MM, Abraham B, Gundlach L, Day ES. Evaluating the mechanisms of light-triggered siRNA release from nanoshells for temporal control over gene regulation. Nano Letters. 2018; 18(6): 3565-3570.
10. Riley RS, Day ES. Frizzled 7 antibody-functionalized nanoshells enable multivalent binding for Wnt signaling inhibition in triple negative breast cancer cells. Small. 2017; 13(26): 1700544.

Cesar De la Fuente, PhD

Presidential Assistant Professor, Institute for Biomedical Informatics, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Depts. of Bioengineering, Microbiology and Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Recent Publications:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Wyggy_QAAAAJ&hl=en

Edward J. (Jim) Delikatny, PhD

Research Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Scott L. Diamond, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Institute of Medicine & Engineering, Penn

Dennis E. Discher, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn
Research Description:
Polymersomes and filomicelles were invented and first applied to drug delivery in the Discher lab. These block copolymer based assemblies, like many (all) nanoparticles, can improve efficacy/safety but they are also taken up by phagocytic cells, especially when compared to 'self' cells such as platelets and red cells. As we realized these limitations, an immunology group elsewhere had proposed a ubiquitous protein, CD47, signals against phagocytic uptake. We followed up and were the first to show inhibition at a 'phagocytic synapse' when CD47 is displayed on nanoparticles, viruses, and other surfaces. We now use this pathway to make macrophages eat cancer.

Ivan J. Dmochowski, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, Penn

Paul Durfee

Research Scientist , Janssen R&D
Research Description:
Nanoparticle drug delivery

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James H. Eberwine, PhD

Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Keywords:
single cell, transcriptomics, genomics, neurobiology, RNA biology, RNA translation, subcellular organelles

David M. Eckmann, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Karin T.S. Eisinger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn

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Yi Fan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research Description:
Immunotherapy, glioma treatment, angiogenesis
Keywords:
angiogenesis, immunotherapy, glioma stem cells
Recent Publications:
Huang M, T Liu, Ma P, Mitteer RA, Zhang Z, Kim HJ, Yeo E, Zhang D, Cai P, Li C, Zhang L, Zhao B, Roccograndi L, O’Rourke DM, Dahmane N, Gong Y, Koumenis C, Fan Y.: c-Met-mediated endothelial plasticity drives aberrant vascularization and chemoresistance in glioblastoma. J Clin Invest. 126(5): 1801-14, May 2016.
Zhang Y, He Q, Hu Z, Feng Y, Fan L, Tang Z, Yuan J, Shan W, Li C, Hu X, Tanyi JL, Fan Y, Huang Q, Montone K, Dang CV, Zhang L.: Long noncoding RNA LINP1 regulates repair of DNA double-strand breaks in triple-negative breast cancer. Nat Struct Mol Biol 23(6): 522-30. April 2016.
Yan X, Hu Z, Feng Y, Hu X, Yuan J, Zhao SD, Zhang Y, Yang L, Shan W, He Q, Fan L, Kandalaft LE, Tanyi JL, Li C, Yuan CX, Zhang D, Yuan H, Hua K, Lu Y, Katsaros D, Huang Q, Montone K, Fan Y, Coukos G, Boyd J, Sood AK, Rebbeck T, Mills GB, Dang CV, Zhang L. : Comprehensive Genomic Characterization of Long Non-coding RNAs across Human Cancers. Cancer Cell 28(4): 529-40, October 2015.
Mitteer RA, Wang YL, Shah J, Gordon S, Fager M, Guardiola-Salmeron C, Carabe-Fernandez A*, and Fan Y* : Proton beam radiation induces DNA damage and cell apoptosis in glioma stem cells through reactive oxygen species. Sci Rep 5: 13961, September 2015 Notes: *co-corresponding author.

Samaneh Farokhirad

Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Research Description:
In-silico Systems Biomedicine, Physical Biology
Keywords:
Targeted Drug delivery, Engineered nanomaterials, chronic infection, biofilm
Recent Publications:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1NIUjh9mgkcA9n/bibliography/public/
Comments:
Dr. Samaneh Farokhirad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Prior to joining NJIT, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Penn Institute for computational science at University of Pennsylvania and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Computational Multiphase Flow Dynamics Group at City College of New York (CCNY). She received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from CCNY, and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology
The central aim of her research program is the development of multiscale modeling and novel simulation methods to study the mechanics and physics of soft matter, biological flows, and transport of particles and cells. Additionally, she explores interfacial transport processes in heterogeneous materials, which have applications in many fields ranging from targeted drug delivery to petroleum exploration.

David Feldser, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Lung cancer translational research
Keywords:
Mouse models, lung cancer
Recent Publications:
Walter DM, Yates TJ, Ruiz-Torres M, Kim-Kiselak C, Gudiel AA, Deshpande C, Wang WZ, Cicchini M, Stokes KL, Tobias JW, Buza E, Feldser DM. RB constrains lineage fidelity and multiple stages of tumour progression and metastasis. Nature. 2019 May;569(7756):423-427. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1172-9. Epub 2019 May 1. PMID: 31043741
Stokes, K, Acosta, J, Lauderback, B, Robles-Oteiza, C, Cicchini, M and Feldser, D.M. Natural killer cells limit the clearance of senescent lung adenocarcinoma cells. Oncogenesis. 2019 Apr 1;8(4):24. doi:10.1038/s41389-019-0133-3. PMID: 30936429
Acosta J, Wang W, and Feldser DM (2018). Off and Back-On Again: A Tumor Suppressor’s Tale. Oncogene. 2018 Mar 15. doi: 10.1038/s41388-018-0186-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 29540833
Walter DM, Venancio OS, Buza EL, Tobias JW, Deshpande C, Gudiel AA, Kim-Kiselak C, Cicchini M, Yates TJ, and Feldser DM (2017). Systematic in vivo inactivation of chromatin regulating enzymes identifies Setd2 as a potent tumor suppressor in lung adenocarcinoma. Cancer Research. 2017 Feb 15. pii: canres.2159.2016. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-2159. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28202515
Cicchini M, Buza E.L., Sagal K.M., Gudiel A.A., Durham A.C., and Feldser DM (2017). Context dependent effects of amplified MAPK signaling during lung adenocarcinoma initiation and progression. Cell Reports. 2017 Cell Reports 2017 Feb 21;18(8):1958-1969. PMID: 28228261
Robles-Oteiza C, Taylor SE, Yates T, Cicchini M, Lauderback B, Cashman C, Burds AA, Winslow M, Jacks T, Feldser DM (2015). XTR: A recombinase-based system for regulating gene function in a conditional and reversible manner. Nat Commun. 2015 Nov 5;6:8783. PMID: 26537451

Giovanni Ferrari, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Keywords:
Cardiovascular Medicine, Aortic Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Angiogenesis, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

Conroy Field

Graduate student, Pharmacology Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania

Ilia Fishbein, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Research Description:
gene therapy, atherosclerosis, restenosis

Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

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Terence P. Gade, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Patrick Glassman, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Targeted drug delivery, computational modeling, protein therapeutics
Keywords:
Pharmacokinetics, Protein engineering, Drug delivery

Jerry D. Glickson, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Ekaterine Goliadze, BS, MS

Research Specialist B, Research Specialist B, Dr. Klaus Kaestner Lab; The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism; Department of Genetics; Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Immunology, Cancer immunotherapy,, diabetics, imaging spectrometry,

Robert C. Gorman, MD

Professor, Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Riccardo Gottardi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Research Description:
Controlled Drug Delivery System
Synthetic materials to direct cell fate
Keywords:
drug delivery, polymers, synthetic materials, stem cells

Anthony P. Green, PhD

Vice President Science & Technology, The Nanotechnology Institute and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, AFCRI, PSOM, Penn

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Daniel A. Hammer, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

Stefan Harmsen, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Research Description:
Fluorescence, Glioma, amino acid transporters, small molecules, liposomes
Keywords:
near-infrared fluorescence, targeted dyes, low grade glioma, image-guidance
Recent Publications:
Rogalla S, Flisikowski K, Gorpas D, Mayer AT, Flisikowska T, Mandella MJ, Ma X, Casey KM, Felt SA, Saur D, Ntziachristos V, Schnieke A, Contag CH, Gambhir SS, Harmsen S.: Biodegradable fluorescent nanoparticles for early endoscopic detection of colorectal carcinogenesis. Advanced Functional Materials Oct 2019 Notes: DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201904992
Harmsen S, Rogalla S, Huang R, Spaliviero M, Neuschmelting V, Hayakawa Y, Lee Y, Tailor Y, Toledo-Crow R, Kang JW, Samii JM, Karabeber H, Davis RM, White JR, van de Rijn M, Gambhir SS, Contag CH, Wang TC, Kircher MF.: Detection of Premalignant Gastrointestinal Lesions Using Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering-Nanoparticle Endoscopy. ACS Nano. 13(2): 1354-1364, Feb 2019.
Neuschmelting V*, Harmsen S*, Beziere N, Lockau H, Hsu HT, Huang R, Razansky D, Ntziachristos V, Kircher MF.: Dual-modality surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS)- and multispectral optoacoustic tomography nanoparticle approach for brain tumor delineation. Small 14(23), May 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1002/smll.201800740.
Jurgieleiwcz P, Harmsen S, Wei E, Bachmann M.H., Ting R, Aras O.: New imaging probes to track cell fate: reporter genes in stem cell research. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 74(24): 4455-69, Dec 2017.

John Higgins, PhD

Executive Director, Merck
Keywords:
Medicinal chemistry, drug delivery, prodrug design, and pharmaceutics.

John B. Hogenesch, PhD

Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

David Holt, BVSc

Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, Penn

Elizabeth Hood, PhD

Senior Research Investigator, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Ching-Hui Huang, PhD

School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Hans E. Huber, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Ligand-targeted delivery of macromolecular therapeutics against intracellular targets, including oligonucleotides, peptides and proteins. Conjugates and nanoparticle formulations for enhancing uptake and endosomal release of membrane-impermeable drugs.
Keywords:
Targeted delivery, endosomal escape, oligonucleotide therapeutics, drug conjugates, LNP

Dan Dongeun (Dan) Huh, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

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Marc A. Ilies, PhD

Full Professor, School of Pharmacy, Temple University

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Paul A. Janmey, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Davit Jishkariani, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Associate Technical Director of the Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine
Research Description:
Design and synthesis of dendritic macromolecules and nanoparticle dendrimer hybrids suitable for targeted drug delivery and imaging.
Keywords:
Nanochemistry, Nanoparticles, Dendrimers, Hybrid materials, Organic Synthesis
Recent Publications:
1. Zhao, T.; Oh, N.; Jishkariani, D.; Zhang, M.; Wang, H.; Li, N.; Lee, J. D.; Zeng, C.; Muduli, M.; Choi, H-J.; Su, D.; Murray. C. B.; Kagan, C. R. General Synthetic Route to High-Quality Colloidal III–V Semiconductor Quantum Dots Based on Pnictogen Chlorides, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 15145.
2. Jishkariani, D.; Elbert, K. C.; Wu, Y.; Lee. J. D.; Hermes, M.; Wang, D.; Blaaderen, A. V.; Murray, C. B. Nanocrystal Core Size and Shape Substitutional Doping and Underlying Crystalline Order in Nanocrystal Superlattices ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 5712.
3. Lee. J. D.; Jishkariani, D.; Yingrui, z.; Najmr. S.; Rosen, D.; Kikkawa, J.; Stach, E. Murray, C. B. Tuning the Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity of PtCo Nanocrystals by Cobalt Concentration with Atomic-Scale Understanding, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 26789.
4. Jishkariani, D.; MacDermaid, C. M.; Timsina, Y. N.; Grama, S.; Gillani, S. S.; Divar, M.; Yadavali, S. S.; Moussodia, R-O.; Leonawarat, P.; Berrios Camacho, A. M.; Walter, R.; Goulian, M.; Klein, M. L.; Percec, V. Self-interrupted Synthesis of Sterically Hindered Aliphatic Polyamide Dendrimers Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2017, 114, E2275.
5. Jishkariani, D.; Wu, Y.; Wang, D.; Liu, Y.; Blaaderen, A. V.; Murray, C. B. Preparation and Self-Assembly of Dendronized Janus Heterodimers ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 7958.
6. Jishkariani, D.; Lee, J. D.; Yun, H.; Paik, T.; Kikkawa, J. M.; Kagan, C. R.; Donnio, B.; Murray, C. B. Dendritic effect and Magnetic Permeability in Dendronized Magnetic Nanoparticles Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 13922-13928.
7. Diroll, B. T.; Jishkariani, D.; Cargnello, M.; Murray, C. B.; Donnio, B. Polycatenar Ligand Control of the Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Colloidal Nanocrystals J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 10508.
8. Malassis, L.; Jishkariani, D.; Murray, C. B.; Donnio, B. Dendronization-induced phase-transfer, stabilization and self-assembly of large colloidal Au nanoparticles Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 13192.
9. Jishkariani, D.; Diroll, B. T.; Cargnello, M.; Klein, D. R.; Hough, L. A.; Murray, C. B.; Donnio, B. Dendron-Mediated Engineering of Interparticle Separation and Self-Assembly in Dendronized Gold Nanoparticles Superlattices. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 10728.
10. Diroll, B. T.; Weigandt K. M.; Jishkariani, D.; Cargnello, M.; Murphy R. J.; Hough, L. A.; Murray, C. B.; Donnio, B. Quantifying “Softness” of Organic Coatings on Gold Nanoparticles using Correlated Small-Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering. Nano Lett, 2015, 15, 8008.

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Laurie Kilpatrick, PhD 

Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Temple University

Bumjun Kim

Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton University
Research Description:
Drug Delivery, Immunology

Hyun (Michel) Koo, DDS, PhD

Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Penn School of Dental Medicine

Arun Kumar, PhD

Thomas Jefferson University

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John D. Lambris, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Daeyeon Lee, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

Frank S. Lee, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Robert J. Levy, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Chunsheng Li, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Esther Lim, MD

Nuclear Medicine Department, Philadelphia VA Medical CenterEsther Lim, MD

Joshua H. Lipschutz, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Yaling Liu, PhD

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, LeHigh University

Jennifer Lukes, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Thermal properties of nanoparticles, heat transfer between nanoparticles and surrounding media, nanoparticle heating mechanisms

Nicholas Lyssenko, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Research Description:
II am interested in using high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-inspired nanodevices to increase cholesterol efflux from macrophages and to manipulate plasma lipid levels. In one project I collaborated with a medical nanotechnology group at the Northwestern University to produce and test a gold-based mimic of HDL. Presently, I collaborate with Dr. Yinghui Zhong from the Drexel University on dextran sulfate/chitosan-based nanoparticles for removing triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoprotein from plasma. TG is an independent risk factor in cardiovascular disease. Dextran sulfate nanoparticles can bind apolipoprotein B in TG-rich lipoprotein and promote TG-lipoprotein removal by the Kupffer cells of the liver. Recently, I also become interested in protein and DNA deliver to the brain.
Keywords:
gold nanoparticles, dextran sulfate/chitosan-based nanoparticles
Recent Publications:
Robust passive and active efflux of cellular cholesterol to a designer functional mimic of high density lipoprotein. Luthi AJ, Lyssenko NN, Quach D, McMahon KM, Millar JS, Vickers KC, Rader DJ, Phillips MC, Mirkin CA, Thaxton CS.

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Andrew Maidment, PhD, FAAPM

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Research Description:
Nanoparticle imaging agents.

Andrei Maiseyeu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering , Case Western Reserve University, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Research Description:
Our research team develops nanotechnology tools to better understand cardiometabolic diseases such as atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. We engineer, make, and test new imaging probes, drug delivery vehicles, and sensors that help diagnose and treat these conditions. In addition to imaging and drug delivery projects, our laboratory investigates lipoproteins and their function and metabolic biology of immune cells. We also have a long-standing interest in toxicology of synthetic and environmental nano-/microparticles and their effects on cardiometabolic health.
Cardiovascular drug and gene delivery, immunotherapies for inflammation
Keywords:
MRI, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, HFpEF
Recent Publications:
- Nanotheranostics. 2019 Nov 1;3(4):342-355; PMID: 31723548
- Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 11;6:20646; PMID: 26865459
- J Control Release. 2015 Nov 10;217:243-55; PMID: 26386437

Oscar Marcos Contreras, PharmD, PhD

Research Associate, Dept. of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, UPenn
Research Description:
Drug targeting, red cells, endothelial targeting, drug delivery, neurovascular inflammation, brain injury, brain delivery, gene therapy, thrombosis and hemostasis, vascular biology, molecular imaging...
Recent Publications:
1. Red blood cell-hitchhiking boosts delivery of nanocarriers to chosen organs by orders of magnitude. Brenner JS, Pan DC, Myerson JW, Marcos-Contreras OA, Villa CH, Patel P, Hekierski H, Chatterjee S, Tao JQ, Parhiz H, Bhamidipati K, Uhler TG, Hood ED, Kiseleva RY, Shuvaev VS, Shuvaeva T, Khoshnejad M, Johnston I, Gregory JV, Lahann J, Wang T, Cantu E, Armstead WM, Mitragotri S, Muzykantov V. Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 11;9(1):2684. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05079-7.
2. Flexible Nanoparticles Reach Sterically Obscured Endothelial Targets Inaccessible to Rigid Nanoparticles. Myerson JW, Braender B, Mcpherson O, Glassman PM, Kiseleva RY, Shuvaev VV, Marcos-Contreras O, Grady ME, Lee HS, Greineder CF, Stan RV, Composto RJ, Eckmann DM, Muzykantov VR. Adv Mater. 2018 Aug;30(32):e1802373. doi: 10.1002/adma.201802373. Epub 2018 Jun 28.
3. Molecular engineering of antibodies for site-specific covalent conjugation using CRISPR/Cas9. Khoshnejad M, Brenner JS, Motley W, Parhiz H, Greineder CF, Villa CH, Marcos-Contreras OA, Tsourkas A, Muzykantov VR. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 29;8(1):1760. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19784-2.
4. Vascular endothelial effects of collaborative binding to platelet/endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1). Kiseleva RY, Greineder CF, Villa CH, Marcos-Contreras OA, Hood ED, Shuvaev VV, DeLisser HM, Muzykantov VR. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 24;8(1):1510. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20027-7.
5. Hyperfibrinolysis increases blood-brain barrier permeability by a plasmin- and bradykinin-dependent mechanism. Marcos-Contreras OA, Martinez de Lizarrondo S, Bardou I, Orset C, Pruvost M, Anfray A, Frigout Y, Hommet Y, Lebouvier L, Montaner J, Vivien D, Gauberti M. Blood. 2016 Nov 17;128(20):2423-2434. Epub 2016 Aug 16.
6. Sustained correction of FVII deficiency in dogs using AAV-mediated expression of zymogen FVII. Marcos-Contreras OA, Smith SM, Bellinger DA, Raymer RA, Merricks E, Faella A, Pavani G, Zhou S, Nichols TC, High KA, Margaritis P. Blood. 2016 Feb 4;127(5):565-71. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-09-671420. Epub 2015 Dec 23.
7. The endothelial protein C receptor enhances hemostasis of FVIIa administration in hemophilic mice in vivo. Pavani G, Ivanciu L, Faella A, Marcos-Contreras OA, Margaritis P. Blood. 2014 Aug 14;124(7):1157-65. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-04-567297. Epub 2014 Jun 23.
8. Ultra-sensitive molecular MRI of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 reveals a dynamic inflammatory penumbra after strokes. Gauberti M, Montagne A, Marcos-Contreras OA, Le Béhot A, Maubert E, Vivien D. Stroke. 2013 Jul;44(7):1988-96. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000544. Epub 2013 Jun 6.
9. Clot penetration and retention by plasminogen activators promote fibrinolysis. Marcos-Contreras OA, Ganguly K, Yamamoto A, Shlansky-Goldberg R, Cines DB, Muzykantov VR, Murciano JC. Biochem Pharmacol. 2013 Jan 15;85(2):216-22. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2012.10.011. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
10. Sustained thromboprophylaxis mediated by an RBC-targeted pro-urokinase zymogen activated at the site of clot formation. Zaitsev S, Spitzer D, Murciano JC, Ding BS, Tliba S, Kowalska MA, Marcos-Contreras OA, Kuo A, Stepanova V, Atkinson JP, Poncz M, Cines DB, Muzykantov VR. Blood. 2010 Jun 24;115(25):5241-8. doi: 10.1182/blood-2010-01-261610. Epub 2010 Apr 21.

Liudmila Mazaleuskaya, PhD

Research Associate, ITMAT and Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Targeted delivery of novel analgesics, mPGES-1 inhibitors, to macrophages

Jan J. Melenhorst, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Michael C. Milone, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Mitchell, PhD

Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
The Mitchell Lab works at the interface of biomaterials science, drug delivery, and cellular and molecular bioengineering to fundamentally understand and therapeutically target biological barriers. The lab applies research findings and the technologies developed to a range of human health applications, including cancer metastasis, immunotherapy, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and regenerative medicine. Current research projects include: synthesis of novel biomaterials and nanoparticles for the delivery of nucleic acids (siRNA, miRNA, mRNA, CRISPR-Cas9) for cancer therapy; engineering of innate immune cells for immunotherapy and vaccines; investigating the influence of biomaterial chemical structure on in vivo transport to target cells and tissues using high-throughput screening platforms; and novel drug delivery technologies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Mike has received a National Research Service Award from the NIH and a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, recognizing interdisciplinary researchers who are "bridging science fiction with reality."
Keywords:
Drug Delivery, Gene Therapy, Biomaterials, Cellular Engineering, Molecular Engineering, Immunoengineering, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Nanotechnology
Recent Publications:
[1] Guimaraes PPG, Gaglione S, Sewastianik T, Carrasco RD, Langer R, Mitchell MJ. Nanoparticles for Immune Cytokine TRAIL-Based Cancer Therapy. ACS Nano. 2018 Jan 29. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05876;
[2] Mitchell MJ, Webster J, Chung A, Guimarães PP, Khan OF, Langer R. Polymeric mechanical amplifiers of immune cytokine-mediated apoptosis. Nat Commun. 2017 Mar 20;8:14179. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14179;
[3] Oberli MA, Reichmuth AM, Dorkin JR, Mitchell MJ, Fenton OS, Jaklenec A, Anderson DG, Langer R, Blankschtein D. Lipid Nanoparticle Assisted mRNA Delivery for Potent Cancer Immunotherapy. Nano Lett. 2017 Mar 8;17(3):1326-1335. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03329;
[4] Mitchell MJ, Jain RK, Langer R. Engineering and physical sciences in oncology: challenges and opportunities. Nat Rev Cancer. 2017 Nov;17(11):659-675. doi: 10.1038/nrc.2017.83;
[5] Nasajpour A, Mandla S, Shree S, Mostafavi E, Sharifi R, Khalilpour A, Saghazadeh S, Hassan S, Mitchell MJ, Leijten J, Hou X, Moshaverinia A, Annabi N, Adelung R, Mishra YK, Shin SR, Tamayol A, Khademhosseini A. Nanostructured Fibrous Membranes with Rose Spike-Like Architecture. Nano Lett. 2017 Oct 11;17(10):6235-6240;
[6] Wayne EC, Chandrasekaran S, Mitchell MJ, Chan MF, Lee RE, Schaffer CB, King MR. TRAIL-coated leukocytes that prevent the bloodborne metastasis of prostate cancer. J Control Release. 2016 Feb 10;223:215-223. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.12.048;
[7] Mitchell MJ, Castellanos CA, King MR. Surfactant functionalization induces robust, differential adhesion of tumor cells and blood cells to charged nanotube-coated biomaterials under flow. Biomaterials. 2015 Jul;56:179-86. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.03.045;
[8] Mitchell MJ, King MR. Leukocytes as carriers for targeted cancer drug delivery. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2015 Mar;12(3):375-92. doi: 10.1517/17425247.2015.966684;
[9] Mitchell MJ, Castellanos CA, King MR. Immobilized surfactant-nanotube complexes support selectin-mediated capture of viable circulating tumor cells in the absence of capture antibodies. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2015 Oct;103(10):3407-18. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.35445;
[10] Mitchell MJ, Wayne E, Rana K, Schaffer CB, King MR. TRAIL-coated leukocytes that kill cancer cells in the circulation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 21;111(3):930-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1316312111.

Andrew Mitchell, BS

PhD Student, Applied Physiology, Hudson Lab, University of Delaware

Claire Mitchell, PhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology School of Dental Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Developing acid nanoparticles to restore an low pH to compromised lysosomes in aging diseases. Future interest in the inclusion of lipases and other lysosomal enzymes to enhance clearance of the lipofuscin.
Keywords:
acid nanoparticle, lysosome, neurodegeneration, lipofuscin, autophagy, Alzheimer's disease, Age-related macular degeneration, poly-DL-lactide
Recent Publications:
1. Baltazar, G. C., Guha, S., Boesze-Battaglia, K., Laties, A. M., Tyagi, P., Kompella, U. B., and Mitchell, C. H. (2012) Acidic nanoparticles restore lysosomal pH and degradative function in compromised RPE cells. PloS One 7, e49635.
2. Lee, J. H., McBrayer, M. K., Wolfe, D. M., Haslett, L. J., Kumar, A., Sato, Y., Lie, P. P., Mohan, P., Coffey, E. E., Kompella, U., Mitchell, C. H., Lloyd-Evans, E., and Nixon, R. A. (2015) Presenilin 1 maintains lysosomal Ca2+ homeostasis via TRPML1 by regulating vATPase-mediated lysosome acidification. Cell Rep 12, 1430-1444

Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
Research Description:
The Vascular Kinetics Laboratory studies endothelial mechanobiology and treatments that address mechanobiology pathways.
Keywords:
endothelial, mechanobiology, diabetes, shear stress, substrate stiffness, growth factors, extracellular matrix, glucose metabolism
Recent Publications:
Urbano R, Furia C, Basehore S, Morss Clyne A. (2017) Stiff substrates increase inflammation-induced tension and permeability in endothelial monolayers. Biophysical Journal, 113(3): p. 645-655.
Swaminathan S, Ngo O, Basehore S, Morss Clyne A. (2017) A vascular endothelial – breast epithelial cell co-culture model created from 3D cell structures. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 3(11): p 2999-3006.
Mathew J, Basehore S, Morss Clyne A. (2017) Fluid shear stress and fibroblast growth factor-2 increase endothelial cell-associated vitronectin. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Article ID 9040161.
Canver A, Morss Clyne A. (2017) Quantification of multicellular organization, junction integrity, and substrate features in collective cell migration. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23(1), p. 22-33.
Canver A, Ngo O, Urbano R, Morss Clyne A. (2016) Endothelial cell collective migration depends on substrate stiffness via localized myosin contractility and cell-matrix interactions. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(8): p. 1369-80.
Urbano R, Morss Clyne A. (2016) An inverted dielectrophoretic device for analysis of attached single cell stiffness. Lab on a Chip, 16: p. 561-573.
Mathew J, Morss Clyne A. (2015) Fibroblast growth factor-2 does not rescue plasminogen system activity or capillary-like tube formation in endothelial cells on glycated collagen. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, 4: p. 104-110.
Figueroa D, Kemeny S, Morss Clyne A. (2014) Glycated collagen decreased extracellular matrix fibronectin alignment in response to cyclic stretch via interruption of actin alignment. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136(10).

Katherine Mossburg

Graduate Student , Cormode Lab, Bioengineering
Research Description:
biomaterials, imaging
Recent Publications:
Publications: Roberts, EG, Kleptsyn, VF, Roberts, GD, et al. Development of a bio‐MEMS Device for Electrical and Mechanical Conditioning and Characterization of Cell Sheets for Myocardial Repair. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 2019; 116: 3098– 3111. https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.27123

Christopher Murray, PhD

Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
Research Description:
Nanoscale Materials Chemistry
Keywords:
Nanoparticles, Nanocrystals, Self-Assembly, Colloids, Quantum Dots, Magnetic Particles
Recent Publications:
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Vladimir R. Muzykantov, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Eric Muñoz, MS

PhD Student, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Delaware

Jacob Myerson, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Recent Publications:
1) Targeting drug delivery in the vascular system: Focus on endothelium. Glassman, Patrick M; Myerson, Jacob W; Ferguson, Laura T; Kiseleva, Raisa Y; Shuvaev, Vladimir V; Brenner, Jacob S; Muzykantov, Vladimir R. ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS 2020.
2) Supramolecular Organization Predicts Protein Nanoparticle Delivery to Neutrophils for Acute Lung Inflammation Diagnosis and Treatment. Myerson, Jacob W; Patel, Priyal N; Habibi, Nahal; Walsh, Landis R; Lee, Yi-Wei; Luther, David C; Ferguson, Laura T; Zaleski, Michael H; Zamora, Marco E; Marcos-Contreras, Oscar A; Glassman, Patrick M; Johnston, Ian; Hood, Elizabeth D; Shuvaeva, Tea; Gregory, Jason V; Kiseleva, Raisa Y; Nong, Jia; Rubey, Kathryn M; Greineder, Colin F; Mitragotri, Samir; Worthen, George S; Rotello, Vincent M; Lahann, Joerg; Muzykantov, Vladimir R; Brenner, Jacob S. BIORXIV 2020.
3) Selective targeting of nanomedicine to inflamed cerebral vasculature to enhance the blood–brain barrier. Marcos-Contreras, Oscar A; Greineder, Colin F; Kiseleva, Raisa Yu; Parhiz, Hamideh; Walsh, Landis R; Zuluaga-Ramirez, Viviana; Myerson, Jacob W; Hood, Elizabeth D; Villa, Carlos H; Tombacz, Istvan; Pardi, Norbert; Seliga, Alecia; Mui, Barbara L; Tam, Ying K; Glassman, Patrick M; Shuvaev, Vladimir V; Nong, Jia; Brenner, Jacob S; Khoshnejad, Makan; Madden, Tom; Weissmann, Drew; Persidsky, Yuri; Muzykantov, Vladimir R. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2020.
4) Cross-linker-modulated nanogel flexibility correlates with tunable targeting to a sterically impeded endothelial marker. Myerson, Jacob Wheatley; McPherson, Olivia; DeFrates, Kelsey G; Towslee, Jenna H; Marcos-Contreras, Oscar A; Shuvaev, Vladimir V; Braender, Bruce; Composto, Russell J; Muzykantov, Vladimir R; Eckmann, David M; ACS NANO 2019.
5) Stiffness can mediate balance between hydrodynamic forces and avidity to impact the targeting of flexible polymeric nanoparticles in flow. Farokhirad, Samaneh; Ranganathan, Abhay; Myerson, Jacob; Muzykantov, Vladimir R; Ayyaswamy, Portonovo S; Eckmann, David M; Radhakrishnan, Ravi; NANOSCALE 2019.
6) Red blood cell-hitchhiking boosts delivery of nanocarriers to chosen organs by orders of magnitude. Brenner, Jacob S; Pan, Daniel C; Myerson, Jacob W; Marcos-Contreras, Oscar A; Villa, Carlos H; Patel, Priyal; Hekierski, Hugh; Chatterjee, Shampa; Tao, Jian-Qin; Parhiz, Hamideh; Bhamidipati, Kartik; Uhler, Thomas G; Hood, Elizabeth D; Kiseleva, Raisa Yu; Shuvaev, Vladimir S; Shuvaeva, Tea; Khoshnejad, Makan; Johnston, Ian; Gregory, Jason V; Lahann, Joerg; Wang, Tao; Cantu, Edward; Armstead, William M; Mitragotri, Samir; Muzykantov, Vladimir. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2018.
7) Flexible nanoparticles reach sterically obscured endothelial targets inaccessible to rigid nanoparticles. Myerson, Jacob W; Braender, Bruce; Mcpherson, Olivia; Glassman, Patrick M; Kiseleva, Raisa Y; Shuvaev, Vladimir V; Marcos‐Contreras, Oscar; Grady, Martha E; Lee, Hyun‐Su; Greineder, Colin F; Stan, Radu V; Composto, Russell J; Eckmann, David M; Muzykantov, Vladimir R. ADVANCED MATERIALS 2018.
8) Nanoparticle properties modulate their attachment and effect on carrier red blood cells. Pan, Daniel C; Myerson, Jacob W; Brenner, Jacob S; Patel, Priyal N; Anselmo, Aaron C; Mitragotri, Samir; Muzykantov, Vladimir. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2018.
9) Mechanisms that determine nanocarrier targeting to healthy versus inflamed lung regions. Brenner, Jacob S; Bhamidipati, Kartik; Glassman, Patrick M; Ramakrishnan, N; Jiang, Depeng; Paris, Andrew J; Myerson, Jacob W; Pan, Daniel C; Shuvaev, Vladimir V; Villa, Carlos H; Hood, Elizabeth D; Kiseleva, Raisa; Greineder, Colin F; Radhakrishnan, Ravi; Muzykantov, Vladimir R. NANOMEDICINE: NANOTECHNOLOGY, BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE 2017.
10) Non-affinity factors modulating vascular targeting of nano-and microcarriers. Myerson, Jacob W; Anselmo, Aaron C; Liu, Yaling; Mitragotri, Samir; Eckmann, David M; Muzykantov, Vladimir R. ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS 2016.

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Kido Nwe, PhD

School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

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Trevor Penning, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Virgil Percec, PhD

R. Roy Vagelos Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323, United States
Research Description:
Organic Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Supramolecular Chemistry; Self-Assembly; Self-Organization; Synthetic Biology; Biological Membrane Mimics; Self-Assembling Dendrimers and Dendronized Polymers; Amphiphilic Janus Dendrimers, Glycodendrimers, and Ionizable Dendrimers, Dendrimersomes, Glycodendrimersomes, Dendrimersome Nanoparticles for mRNA Delivery; Ni-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling; Living Chain and Condensation Polymerizations including SET-LRP; Deracemization in Crystal State; Helical Stereoisomers of Poly(arylacetylene)s; Chiral Helical Self-Organizations; Liquid Crystals; Frank-Kasper Phases and Quasicrystals in Soft and Living Matter
Keywords:
Dendrimers; cross-coupling; helical chirality; SET-LRP; Frank-Kasper and quasicrystal phases
Recent Publications:
800 peer reviewed publications; 20 edited books and 1,266 endowed, plenary and invited lectures

Walter Perkins

Chief Technology Officer , Insmed Incorporated
Research Description:
Nanoparticles, modified therapeutic drugs/proteins, targeted delivery

Stephen Pickup, PhD

Director, Small Animal Imaging Facility, Penn

Mortimer Poncz, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Anatoly V. Popov, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Robert K. Prud'homme, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton

Daniel A. Pryma, MD

Professor, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Ravi Radhakrishnan, PhD

Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Rachel Riley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rowan University

Rahim R. Rizi, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

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Janet Sawicki, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Lankenau Institute of Medical Research
Research Description:
Dr. Sawicki’s laboratory is developing new therapeutic strategies that hold great promise for improving the treatment of metastatic cancer. These strategies are based on the delivery of genetic material, specifically, DNA and siRNA, exclusively to tumor cells, thus protecting healthy cells from damage. Indeed, she was among the first to explore the use of non-viral vectors for the in vivo delivery of DNA.
Recent Publications:
Elevated HuR in Pancreas Promotes a Pancreatitis-like Inflammatory Microenvironment that Facilitates Tumor Development. Peng W, Furuuchi N, Aslanukova L, Huang YH, Brown SZ, Jiang W, Addya S, Vishwakarma V, Peters E, Brody JR, Dixon DA, Sawicki JA. Mol Cell Biol. 2017 Nov 13. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00427-17.
Insights from HuR biology point to potential improvement for second-line ovarian cancer therapy. Huang YH, Peng W, Furuuchi N, DuHadaway JB, Jimbo M, Pirritano A, Dunton CJ, Daum GS, Leiby BE, Brody JR, Sawicki JA. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar 2.
Delivery of Therapeutics Targeting the mRNA-Binding Protein HuR Using 3DNA Nanocarriers Suppresses Ovarian Tumor Growth. Huang YH, Peng W, Furuuchi N, Gerhart J, Rhodes K, Mukherjee N, Jimbo M, Gonye GE, Brody JR, Getts RC, Sawicki JA. Cancer Res. 2016 Mar 15;76(6):1549-59. Epub 2016 Feb 26.
The mRNA-binding protein HuR promotes hypoxia-induced chemoresistance through posttranscriptional regulation of the proto-oncogene PIM1 in pancreatic cancer cells. Blanco FF, Jimbo M, Wulfkuhle J, Gallagher I, Deng J, Enyenihi L, Meisner-Kober N, Londin E, Rigoutsos I, Sawicki JA, Risbud MV, Witkiewicz AK, McCue PA, Jiang W, Rui H, Yeo CJ, Petricoin E, Winter JM, Brody JR. Oncogene. 2015 35(19):2529-41.
HuR Contributes to TRAIL Resistance by Restricting Death Receptor 4 Expression in Pancreatic Cancer Cells. Romeo C, Weber MC, Zarei M, DeCicco D, Chand SN, Lobo AD, Winter JM, Sawicki JA, Sachs JN, Meisner-Kober N, Yeo CJ, Vadigepalli R, Tykocinski ML, Brody JR. Mol Cancer Res. 2016 14(7):599-611.

Chandra (Sandy) Sehgal, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Drug delivery by therapeutic ultrasound
Keywords:
Therapeutic ultrasound, enhanced vascular permeability, drug delivery, ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging
Recent Publications:
DeOre BJ, Galie PA, Sehgal CM. Fluid flow rate dictates the efficacy of low-intensity anti-vascular ultrasound therapy in a microfluidic model. Microcirculation. 2019 Oct;26(7):e12576. doi: 10.1111/micc.12576. Epub 2019 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 31140665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6819214.
D'Souza JC, Sultan LR, Hunt SJ, Gade TP, Karmacharya MB, Schultz SM, Brice AK, Wood AKW, Sehgal CM. Microbubble-enhanced ultrasound for the antivascular treatment and monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma. Nanotheranostics. 2019;3(4):331-341. doi: 10.7150/ntno.39514. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31687321; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6821993.
Chen Z, Pulsipher KW, Chattaraj R, Hammer DA, Sehgal CM, Lee D. Engineering the Echogenic Properties of Microfluidic Microbubbles Using Mixtures of Recombinant Protein and Amphiphilic Copolymers. Langmuir. 2019 Aug 6;35(31):10079-10086. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03882. Epub 2019 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 30768278; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6698903.
D'Souza JC, Sultan LR, Hunt SJ, Schultz SM, Brice AK, Wood AKW, Sehgal CM. B-mode ultrasound for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis: a quantitative multiparametric analysis for a radiomics approach. Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 18;9(1):8708. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45043-z. PubMed PMID: 31213661; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6581954.
Gaffey AC, Chen MH, Trubelja A, Venkataraman CM, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Schultz S, Sehgal CM, Burdick JA, Atluri P. Delivery of progenitor cells with injectable shear-thinning hydrogel maintains geometry and normalizes strain to stabilize cardiac function after ischemia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr;157(4):1479-1490. doi: 10
Schwartz N, Siegal J, Rourke A, Sehgal CM. Placental Pulsatility: Quantitative Assessment of Placental Bed Vasculature by 2-Dimensional Doppler Cine Imaging. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Feb;38(2):471-479. doi: 10.1002/jum.14720. Epub 2018 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 30121962; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6347511.
Wu T, Sultan LR, Tian J, Cary TW, Sehgal CM. Machine learning for diagnostic ultrasound of triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jan;173(2):365-373. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4984-7. Epub 2018 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 30343454.
Pulsipher KW, Hammer DA, Lee D, Sehgal CM. Engineering Theranostic Microbubbles Using Microfluidics for Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy: A Review. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2018 Dec;44(12):2441-2460. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2018.07.026. Epub 2018 Sep 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 30241729; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6643280.
Hajfathalian M, Amirshaghaghi A, Naha PC, Chhour P, Hsu JC, Douglas K, Dong Y, Sehgal CM, Tsourkas A, Neretina S, Cormode DP. Wulff in a cage gold nanoparticles as contrast agents for computed tomography and photoacoustic imaging. Nanoscale. 2018 Oct 21;10(39):18749-18757. doi: 10.1039/c8nr05203d. Epub 2018 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 30276391; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6190607.
Sehgal CM, Pulsipher KW, Meng W, Gao C, Hammer DA, Lee D. On-chip generation of monodisperse microbubbles using recombinant protein for ultrasound therapy. American Institute of Ultrasound Annual Conference. 2018 March

Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
We develop molecular and cellular diagnostics and therapeutics. Some of these tools are geared for basic biologic research, while others are clearly translational taking advantage of my groups expertise in nuclear radiology and molecular imaging.
Keywords:
Imaging, PET, Chemical Biology, Synthetic Biology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapeutics
Recent Publications:
Sellmyer MA, Richman SA, Lohith K, Hou C, Weng CC, Mach RH, O'Connor RS, Milone MC, Farwell MD. Imaging CAR T Cell Trafficking with eDHFR as a PET Reporter Gene. Mol Ther. 2020 Jan 8;28(1):42-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2019.10.007. Epub 2019 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 31668558; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6953896.
Ordonez AA, Sellmyer MA, Gowrishankar G, Ruiz-Bedoya CA, Tucker EW, Palestro CJ, Hammoud DA, Jain SK. Molecular imaging of bacterial infections: Overcoming the barriers to clinical translation. Sci Transl Med. 2019 Sep 4;11(508). doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aax8251. Review. PubMed PMID: 31484790; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6743081.
Sellmyer MA, Lee I, Hou C, Weng CC, Li S, Lieberman BP, Zeng C, Mankoff DA, Mach RH. Bacterial infection imaging with [18F]fluoropropyl-trimethoprim. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 1;114(31):8372-8377. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703109114. Epub 2017 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 28716936; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5547613.
Sellmyer MA, Lee I, Hou C, Lieberman BP, Zeng C, Mankoff DA, Mach RH. Quantitative PET Reporter Gene Imaging with [11C]Trimethoprim. Mol Ther. 2017 Jan 4;25(1):120-126. doi: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2016.10.018. Epub 2017 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 28129108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5363299.
Sellmyer MA, Bronsart L, Imoto H, Contag CH, Wandless TJ, Prescher JA. Visualizing cellular interactions with a generalized proximity reporter. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 21;110(21):8567-72. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1218336110. Epub 2013 May 6. PubMed PMID: 23650381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3666728.
Banaszynski LA, Sellmyer MA, Contag CH, Wandless TJ, Thorne SH. Chemical control of protein stability and function in living mice. Nat Med. 2008 Oct;14(10):1123-7. doi: 10.1038/nm.1754. Epub 2008 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 18836461; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2605277.

Hao Shen, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Songtao Shi, DDS, MS, PhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Penn Dental Medicine

Wan Y. Shih, PhD

Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

Wei-Heng Shih, PhD

Professor, College of Engineering, Drexel University

Kyle Shuler, BS

PhD Student, University of Delaware

Vladimir Shuvaev, MD, PhD

Department of Pharmacology and Center for Translational Targeted Therapeutics and Nanomedicine of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Donald L. Siegel, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Kara Spiller, PhD

Associate Professor, Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems
Research Description:
Biomaterials and drug delivery systems to modulate immune cell behavior and diagnostics to monitor response to treatment
Keywords:
Immunomodulatory biomaterial, drug delivery, macrophage
Recent Publications:
Pentecost, A.E., S. Jeon, Y. Ko, M. Kim, Y. Gogotsi, K. Kim, K.L. Spiller. “Immunomodulatory nanodiamond particles for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.” Regenerative Biomaterials. 2019. 6 (3) 163-174.
Deusenbery, C.B., L. Kalan, J. Meisel, S. Gardner, E. Grice, K.L. Spiller. “Human macrophage response to microbes isolated from diabetic foot ulcers.” Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2019, DOI: 10.1111/wrr.12752
K.L. Wofford, K.C. Cullen, K.L. Spiller. “Modulation of macrophage phenotype via phagocytosis of drug-loaded microparticles.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36617
S. Liu+, A. Bajpai+, E.A. Hawthorne, Y. Bae, P. Castagnino, J. Monslow, E. Puré, K.L. Spiller* and Richard K. Assoian*. “Cardiovascular protection in females linked to estrogen-dependent inhibition of arterial stiffening and macrophage MMP12.” JCI Insight 2019 (4) e122742.
J.R. Alhamdi, T. Peng, I.M. Al-Naggar, K.L. Spiller*, L.T. Kuhn*. “Controlled M1-to-M2 transition of aged macrophages by calcium phosphate coatings.” Biomaterials 2019 (196) 90-99.
Bajpai, A., S. Nadkarni, M. Neidrauer, M.S. Weingarten, P.A. Lewin, K.L. Spiller. “Effects of nonthermal, noncavitational ultrasound exposure on human diabetic ulcer healing and inflammatory gene expression.” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 2018, 44 (9) 2043-2049.
Pentecost, A.E., C.E. Witherel, Y. Gogotsi, K.L. Spiller. “Anti-inflammatory effects of octadecylamine-functionalized nanodiamond on primary human macrophages.” Biomaterials Science, 2017, 5: 2131-2143.
Witherel, C.E., T. Yu, M. Concannon, W. Dampier, K.L. Spiller. “Immunomodulatory effects of human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane in a pro-inflammatory environment in vitro.” Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2017, 10 (5) 451-462.
Witherel, C.E., D. Gurevich, J.D. Collin, P. Martin, K.L. Spiller. “Host-biomaterial interactions in zebrafish.” ACS Biomaterial Science and Engineering, 2017, 4 (4) 1233-1240.
Ferraro, N.M., W. Dampier, M.S. Weingarten, K.L. Spiller. “Deconvolution of Heterogeneous Wound Tissue Samples into Relative Macrophage Phenotype Composition via Models based on Gene Expression.” Integrative Biology, 2017, 9 (4) 328-338.

Kathleen Stebe, PhD

Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation and Goodwin Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Research Description:
Professor Stebe is interested in soft, complex fluids, often in settings far from equilibrium from a fundamental and engineering viewpoint. Such systems pervade the therapeutic landscape. In one aspect of her work, she studies the fluid mechanics of surfactant-laden interfaces, dynamic surface tension, wetting phenomena, and Marangoni effects. She is also deeply interested in complex structures which form on fluid interfaces, including protein monolayers, bacterial biofilms and polyelectrolyte films. Recently, she has become interested in particle-laden fluid interfaces and how interactions that arise at interfaces can be used to steer particles into well-defined structures at fluid interfaces or on lipid bilayers. Finally, a major effort in her research group focuses on developing strategies for soft reconfigurable systems by exploiting stresses in soft systems and geometric cues.
Keywords:
surface tension, nanoparticle, capsule, vesicle, colloids, liquid crystals, adhesion, adsorption, monolayers, films

Md Abu Sufian

PhD student, Marc Ilies lab
Comments:
Temple University School of Pharmacy

Millicent O. Sullivan, PhD

Alvin B. and Julie O. Stiles Professor, University of Delaware Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Description:
Peptide design and self-assembly
Extracellular matrix-inspired biomaterials
Self-assembled polymer nanostructures
Protein nanostructures
Drug and gene delivery for regenerative medicine and cancer
Synthetic cell engineering
Keywords:
Gene delivery, drug delivery, biomaterials, regenerative medicine, wound healing, targeted therapy, peptide design
Recent Publications:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Jbclv7UAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Laith Sultan, MD, MPH

Research Associate , Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Therapeutic ultrasound, translational cancer research, quantitative ultrasound imaging, photo acoustic imaging
Keywords:
ultrasound, cancer therapy, cancer imaging
Recent Publications:
Sultan L, Sehgal C. A review of early experience in lung ultrasound (LUS) in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2020 May; NIHMSID: NIHMS7247506.doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.05.012.
Sultan LR, Xiong H, Zafar HM, Schultz SM, Langer JE, Sehgal CM. Vascularity assessment of thyroid nodules by quantitative color Doppler ultrasound. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2015 May;41(5):1287-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.01.001. Epub 2015 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 25677641.
D'Souza JC, Sultan LR, Hunt SJ, Gade TP, Karmacharya MB, Schultz SM, Brice AK, Wood AKW, Sehgal CM. Microbubble-enhanced ultrasound for the antivascular treatment and monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma. Nanotheranostics. 2019;3(4):331-341. doi: 10.7150/ntno.39514. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31687321; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6821993.
D'Souza JC, Sultan LR, Hunt SJ, Schultz SM, Brice AK, Wood AKW, Sehgal CM. B-mode ultrasound for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis: a quantitative multiparametric analysis for a radiomics approach. Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 18;9(1):8708. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45043-z. PubMed PMID: 31213661; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6581954.
L. R. Sultan, S. M. Schultz, T. W. Cary, C. M. Sehgal. Machine Learning to Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis by Multimodal Ultrasound. 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS). 2018; :1-4. doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8579953.
Wu T, Sultan LR, Tian J, Cary TW, Sehgal CM. Machine learning for diagnostic ultrasound of triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jan;173(2):365-373. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4984-7. Epub 2018 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 30343454.

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Drew A Torigian, MD, MA

Professor, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Tsourkas, PhD

Professor, Department of Bioengineering School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Research Description:
Developing targeted imaging and therapeutic agents with a particular focus on nanomedicine, biologics, and bioconjugate chemistry.
Keywords:
Molecular imaging, site-specific bioconjugations, antibody conjugates, nanomedicine, nanoparticles, bispecific antibodies.

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Sergei Vinogradov, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophyscics, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

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Mei-Lun Wang, MD

Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Rongsheng (Ross) Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Temple University
Research Description:
Research in our lab lies at the interface of chemistry and biology, with an eye towards understanding and treating human diseases. We use interdisciplinary approaches such as organic synthesis, chemical proteomics, protein engineering, chemical sensing, and molecular imaging to investigate the biological mechanisms underlying diseases such as cancer, inflammation, and immune disorders. In particular, we are interested in developing innovative probes to systematically dissect proteins essential for the onset and relapse of diseases. We are also actively pursuing the design and synthesis of novel diagnostics and targeted therapeutics, using our expertise in protein engineering, organic synthesis, drug delivery, library screening, and cell assay. Students have the opportunity to work in may areas spanning from organic synthesis to molecular biology/cell biology. The training is expected to help students achieve multiple skill sets and a strong publication record.
Keywords:
Chemical Biology, Protein Engineering, Organic Synthesis, Molecular Imaging, Targeted Therapeutics, Cancer, Inflammatory Disorders

Miriam Wattenbarger, PhD

Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn

David B. Weiner, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

John W. Weisel, PhD

Professor, Department: Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Research Description:
nucleoside-modified mRNA in lipid nanoparticle therapeutics
Keywords:
pseudouridine, mRNA, vaccine, lipid nanoparticle

Margaret A. Wheatley, PhD

John M. Reid Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University
Research Description:
Ultrasound contrast agents, drug a siRNA delivery, spinal cord injury
Keywords:
Contrast agents, ultrasound, drug delivery, spinal cord injury, siRNA

E. John Wherry, PhD

Professor, Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President’s Distinguished Professor; Director, Institute for Immunology; Chair, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Research Description:
During chronic infections and cancer, CD8 T cells become dysfunctional and fail to form functional memory, a process described as “exhaustion”. Key features of T cell exhaustion include increased expression of inhibitory receptors, reduced cytokine production, weakened cell proliferation potential and altered transcriptional program/epigenetic landscape. Our lab is interested in the population dynamics, transcriptional/epigenetic stochastic and molecular regulation mechanism during T cell exhaustion development. By understanding these mechanisms, we aim to enhance T cell immunity and provide better therapeutic strategies for clinical application.
Keywords:
Immunity, T cell exhaustion, Cancer Immunotherapy, Vaccines, Therapeutics
Recent Publications:
1. Bengsch B, Ohtani T, Khan O, Setty M, Manne S, O'Brien S, Gherardini PF, Herati RS, Huang AC, Chang KM, Newell EW, Bovenschen N, Pe'er D, Albelda SM, Wherry EJ. 2018. Epigenomic-Guided Mass Cytometry Profiling Reveals Disease-Specific Features of Exhausted CD8 T Cells. Immunity. 2018 May 15;48(5):1029-1045.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2018.04.026. PMID: 29768164
2. Huang, A.C., Postow, M.A., Orlowski, R.J., Mick, R., Bengsch, B., Manne, S., Xu, W., Harmon, S., Adamow, M., Kuk, D., Panageas, K., Carrera, C., Wong, P., Quagliarello, F., Pauken, K.E., Herati, R.S., McGettigan, S., Kothari, S., George, S.M., Wenz, B., D’Andrea, K., Xu, X., Amaravadi, R.K., Karakousis, G.C., Schuchter, L.M., Nathanson, K.L., Wolchok, J.D., Gangadhar, T.C., and Wherry, E.J. 2017. Blood immune profiling of anti-PD-1 1 therapy in human melanoma reveals a link between T cell re-invigoration and tumor burden that predicts response. Nature. 545(7652):60-65. doi:10.1038/nature22079. PMID: 28397821
3. Pauken, K.E., Odorizzi, P.M., Sammons, M.A., Manne, S.K., Godec, J., Khan, O., Sen, D., Kurachi, M., Barnitz, R.A., Bengsch, B., Huang, A.C., Schenkel, J.M., Vahedi, G., Haining, W.N., Berger, S.L., Wherry, E.J. 2016. Impact of PD-1 blockade on epigenetic and transcriptional reprogramming of exhausted T cells. Science. 354(6316):1160-1165. PMID: 27789795
4. Odorizzi, P.M., Pauken, K.E., Paley, M.A., Sharpe, A.H., and Wherry, E.J. 2015. Genetic absence of PD-1 promotes accumulation of terminally-differentiated exhausted CD8+ T cells. J. Exp. Med. 12(7):1125-37. PMID: 26034050.
5. Crawford, A., Angelosanto, J.M., Doering, T.A., Kao, C., Wherry, E.J. 2014. Molecular and transcriptional basis of CD4 T cell dysfunction during chronic infection. Immunity. 40(2):289-302. PMID: 24530057
6. Paley, M.A., Kroy, D.C., Dolfi, D.V., Bikoff, E., Robertson, E.J., Lauer, G.M., Reiner, S.L., Wherry, E.J. 2012. Key role for balancing progenitor and terminal subsets of exhausted T cells during chronic infection. Science. 338(6111):1220-5. PMID: 23197535.
7. Doering, T.A., Crawford, A., Angelosanto, J.M., Paley, M.A., Wherry, E.J. 2012. Defining the transcriptional networks of CD8+ T cell memory versus exhaustion. Immunity. 37(6):1130-44. PMID: 23159438.
8. Blackburn, S.D., Shin, H., Haining, W.N., Zou, T., Workman, C.J., Polley, A., Betts, M.R., Freeman, G.J., Vignali, D.A.A., Wherry, E.J. 2009. Co-regulation of CD8 T cell exhaustion during chronic viral infection by multiple inhibitory receptors. Nat. Immunol. 10:29-37. PMID: 19043418
9. Blackburn, S.D., Shin, H., Freeman, G.J., Wherry, E.J. 2008. Selective Expansion of a Subset of Exhausted CD8 T cells by aPD-L1 Blockade. PNAS 105:15016-15021. PMID: 18809920
10. Wherry, E.J., Kaech, S.M., Haining, W.N., Subramaniam,, S., Blattman,, J.N., Barber, D.L., Ahmed, R. 2007. Molecular Signature of CD8 T Cell Exhaustion during Chronic Viral Infection. Immunity. 27:670-84. PMID: 17950003

Robert L. Wilensky, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

John H. Wolfe, VMD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Penn and Penn and Department of Pediatrics, CHOP/Perelman School of Medicine, Penn
Research Description:
gene and stem cell therapies for neurological diseases

Ho Lun Wong, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Temple University
Research Description:
Nanodelivery of therapeutic or imaging agents for treatment or diagnosis of drug-resistant cancers and infectious diseases.

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Shu Yang, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Synthesis and assembly of polymer nanoparticles for controlled encapsulation and release of drugs; creating anti-fouling surfaces; synthesis of magnetic responsive nano-/microparticles and polymer composites and their actuation
Keywords:
polymer nanoparticles, drug delivery, anti-fouling, magnetic particles.

Darwin Ye, PhD candidate

PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology, Perelman School of Medicine

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Sergei V. Zaytsev, PhD

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn

Yinghui Zhong, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University
Research Description:
My research is focused on development of biomaterial-based drug delivery systems and therapeutic nanoparticles (with and without drugs) for neural, cardiovascular, and cancer treatments.
Keywords:
biomaterial, drug delivery, nanoparticles, tissue engineering, hydrogel, stem cells.
Recent Publications:
1. Zhang T, Nong J, Alzahrani N, Wang Z, Meier T, Yang DG, Ke Y, Zhong Y*, Fu J*. “Self-Assembly of DNA Minocycline Complexes by Metal Ions with Controlled Drug Release”. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 11: 29512-29521, 2019. *Co-corresponding authors
2. Ghosh B, Nong J, Wang Z, Urban MW, Heinsinger NM, Trovillion VA, Wright MC, Lepore AC*, Zhong Y*. “A hydrogel engineered to deliver minocycline locally to the injured cervical spinal cord protects respiratory neural circuitry and preserves diaphragm function”. Neurobiology of Disease. 127:591-604, 2019. *Co-corresponding authors
3. Ghosh B., Wang Z., Nong J., Urban M.W., Zhang Z., Trovillion V.A., Wright M.C., Zhong Y.*, & Lepore A.C.* “Local BDNF Delivery to the Injured Cervical Spinal Cord using an Engineered Hydrogel Enhances Diaphragmatic Respiratory Function”. The Journal of Neuroscience, 38, 5982-5995, 2018. *Co-corresponding authors
4. Niu X, Zhang Z, Zhong Y*. “Hydrogel loaded with self-assembled dextran sulfate-doxorubicin complexes as a delivery system for chemotherapy”. Materials Science and Engineering C. 77:888-894, 2017.
5. Shultz RB, Wang Z, Nong J, Zhang Z, and Zhong Y*. “Local delivery of thyroid hormone promotes oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination after spinal cord injury”. Journal of Neural engineering, 12(5):702-713, 2017
6. Wang Z, Nong J, Shultz RB, Zhang Z, Tom VJ, Ponnappan RK, and Zhong Y*. “Local delivery of minocycline from metal ion-assisted self-assembled complexes promotes neuroprotection and functional recovery after spinal cord injury”. Biomaterials. 112: 62-71, 2017.
7. Zhang Z, Li Q, Han L, and Zhong Y*. “Layer-by-Layer Films Assembled from Natural Polymers for Sustained Release of Neurotrophin”, Biomedical Materials. 10(5): 055006, 2015.
8. Zhang Z, Nong J, and Zhong Y*. “Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective layer-by-layer coatings for neural implants”, Journal of Neural Engineering. 12(4):046015, 2015.
9. Zhang Z, Wang Z, Nong J, Nix CA, Ji HF, and Zhong Y*. “Metal ion-assisted self-assembly of complexes for controlled and sustained release of minocycline for biomedical applications”, Biofabrication. 7(1): 015006, 2015.
10. Zhang Z, Nix CA, Gerstenhaber JA, and Zhong Y*. “Calcium binding-mediated sustained release of minocycline from hydrophilic multilayer coatings targeting infection and inflammation for medical implants”. PLoS One. 9(1): e84360, 2014.

Rong Zhou, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Description:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS). Developing imaging markers (MRI/S and PET) of metabolic signatures of cancer and heart failure. Developing in vivo imaging markers for assessing therapeutic responses. Stem cells and cardiac repair.
Recent Publications:
Cao J, Pickup S, Clendenin C, Blouw B, Choi H, Kang D, Rosen MA, O'Dwyer PJ and Zhou R : Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI detects responses to stroma-directed therapy in mouse models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research 25(7):: 2314-2322, Dec 2018