Bio

General Information

Dr. Wei Tao is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He received his PhD in Biology from Tsinghua University. He held a postdoctoral fellowship in Prof. Omid C. Farokhzad's group at HMS/BWH from 2016 to 2018. Subsequently, he was promoted to be an Instructor in March 2018. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials including two-dimensional (2D) materials and polymeric biomaterials, exploring their nano-bio interactions and extensive biomedical applications including RNA therapeutics, cancer theranostics, wound healing, cardiovascular disease and diabetes treatment. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers (including 15 cover papers, 10 Top 1% ESI Highly Cited Papers, and 2 Top 0.1% Hot Papers) in Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Communications, Chemical Society ReviewsAdvanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, etc. He is a Member of the Frontiers Editorial Board, a Founding Editor of the Topic-“Application of Nanobiotechnology in Pharmacology” for Frontiers in Pharmacology, and serves as an active reviewer for numerous prestigious journals (e.g., Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Materials Horizons, Advanced Drug Delivery ReviewsBiomaterials, etc.). He is also a member of the Academy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tao has received many awards (e.g., the U.S. METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award, HMS/BWH Department of Anesthesiology-Basic Scientist Grant, etc.). 

Harvard Catalyst Profiles

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4277-3728