Selected News


[To be updated] Our Review proposal is accepted by Chemical Society Reviews, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Our Perspective manuscript is under revision in Nature Reviews Materials now.

[To be updated] Our joint Research Article with Prof. Ira Tabas is accepted in principle and under format revision in Science Translational Medicine now.

04-27-2020    Kuan's research article entitled "Marriage of black phosphorus and Cu2+ as effective photothermal agents for PET-guided combination cancer therapy" was accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Kuan!Nature Commun

04-24-2020    Chan's research article entitled "Monoelemental Germanene-based Theranostic Materials for Surgical Adjuvant Treatment: Inhibiting Tumor Recurrence and Wound Infection" was accepted for publication in Matter,and selected as a cover paper. Congratulations to Chan!Cell Press

04-03-2020    Na's research article entitled "ROS-Mediated Selective Killing Effect of Black Phosphorus: Mechanistic Understanding and its Guidance for Safe Biomedical Applications" was accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Congratulations to Na!Nano Lett

03-13-2020    Dr. Tao was recognised as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Reviewers for Materials HorizonsHe has been selected for his significant contribution to the journal in 2019, based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports he has completed over the last 12 months. The journal will be publishing the names of the top 10 Outstanding Reviewers on their blog in March and a special Editorial article to recognise and thank them for the important contribution that they make.MH

02-29-2020    Dr. Tao was invited to be a Guest Editor for a topic “Emerging Advances in Bio-Nano Engineered Approaches Toward Intelligent Nanomedicine” in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology with Prof. Gang Liu (Xiamen University), and Prof. Lin Mei (Sun Yat-Sen University). The deadline for manuscript submissions is August 26, 2020.  We welcome your submissions!

02-12-2020    Dr. Tao was interviewed and highlighted as a Featured Investigator in the Newsletter (2020 January Edition) by Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)!Featured Investigator

01-31-2020    Julie was nominated as one of the four Distinguished Undergraduate Researchers for 2020 Goldwater Scholarship by Northeastern University. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who are interested in pursuing careers in research. Congratulations to Julie!

01-13-2020    Dr. Tao's promotion to Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) has gained approval from the HMS Chairs!HMS

01-08-2020    Chuang Liu joined our team as a joint PhD student! Welcome!


12-06-2019    Zhongmin's review paper entitled "Phosphorus Science oriented Design and Synthesis of Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications" was accepted for publication in Matter. Congratulations to Zhongmin! [Highlighted by Matter]Cell Press

12-01-2019    Yufen Xiao joined our team as a joint PhD student! Welcome!

11-20-2019    Na's research article entitled "Synthetic mRNA nanoparticle-mediated restoration of p53 tumor suppressor sensitizes p53-deficient cancers to mTOR inhibition" was accepted for publication in Science Translational Medicine. Congratulations to Na! [EurekAlert|AAAS] [Medical Xpress] [Highlighted by Harvard Medical School] [Highlighted by ScienceTM] [F1000Prime Recommendation]Sci Transl Med

11-08-2019    Dr. Tao received a 2019 Khoury Innovation Award ($200,000), which is one of the Behrakis Heart and Vascular Center Jr. Faculty Awards, from Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for his atherosclerosis project.BWH HVC

10-01-2019    Dr. Tao was awarded a Center for Nanomedicine Research Fund ($500,000), Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for his Nanomedicine project.

09-13-2019    Dr. Tao launched a Research Topic-"Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medical and Pharmacological Applications" in Frontiers in Pharmacology together with Prof. Jun Chen (UCLA), Prof. Chao Wang (Soochow University), and Prof. Jianxun Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences). We welcome your submissions!

08-28-2019    Dr. Zhongmin Tang joined our team as a Postdoctoral Fellow! Welcome!

07-31-2019    Jiang's research article entitled "2D Monoelemental Germanene Quantum Dots: Synthesis as Robust Photothermal Agents for Photonic Cancer Nanomedicine" was accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations to Jiang!Angew

07-08-2019    Xiaoyuan's research article entitled "Synthesis of Ultrathin Biotite Nanosheets as an Intelligent Theranostic Platform for Combination Cancer Therapy" was accepted for publication in Advanced Science, and selected as a cover paper. Congratulations to Xiaoyuan!Adv Sci

07-08-2019    Dr. Tao was invited to give a talk on "Nano-Bio Interactions: Towards Better Understanding and Accelerated Translational Development of Cancer Nanomedicine" at University of California, Los Angeles by Prof. Ali Khademhosseini. [Read more] [Highlighted by CMIT_LA]UCLA

06-26-2019    Dr. Na Kong rejoined our team as a Postdoctoral Fellow! Welcome!

06-03-2019    Li received a 2019-2020 College of Pharmacy Endowed Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin. Congratulations to Li!

05-23-2019    Dr. Tao's review paper with Prof. Omid C. Farokhzad and Prof. Jong Seung Kim entitled "Emerging two-dimensional monoelemental materials (Xenes) for biomedical applications" was accepted for published in Chemical Society Reviews, and selected as an outside front cover paper. [Highlighted by Chem Soc Rev] [X-MOL]Chem Soc Rev

05-08-2019    Dr. Tao was invited to give a talk on "Two-dimensional (2D) Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications" at Nanomedicine Grand Rounds, HMS/BWH by Prof. Jochen D. Muehlschlegel.

04-15-2019    Dr. Tao's invited Perspective with Prof. Omid C. Farokhzad, Prof. Wolfgang J. Parak, and Prof. Jinjun Shi entitled "Nanobuffering of pH-Responsive Polymers: A Known but Sometimes Overlooked Phenomenon and Its Biological Applications" was published in ACS Nano. [Highlighted by ACS Nano]ACS

04-13-2019    Dr. Tao was awarded a Basic Scientist Grant from Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for his Wound Healing project. [In the news]Department of Anesthesia

04-11-2019    Dr. Tao was selected for the U.S. METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award. METAvivor, which is the only U.S. organization that exclusively funds MBC research through a scientific peer-review process, awards research grants to individuals who are actively engaged in areas of MBC research and whose proposals show distinct promise in making a difference for patients with stage 4 breast cancer. [In the news] [Grants Awarded List]METAvivor

01-05-2019    Jiang Ouyang joined our team as a joint PhD student! Welcome!


11-28-2018    Xiang's research article entitled "Glutathione-Responsive Prodrug Nanoparticles for Effective Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy" was accepted for published in ACS Nano, and selected as a cover paper. Congratulations to Xiang!ACS Nano

09-17-2018    Our joint research article entitled "Restoration of tumour-growth suppression in vivo via systemic nanoparticle-mediated delivery of PTEN mRNA" was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. [EurekAlert|AAAS] [ScienceDaily]Nature

07-24-2018    Dr. Tao's research article entitled "Two‐Dimensional Antimonene‐Based Photonic Nanomedicine for Cancer Theranostics" was published in Advanced Materials, and selected as a cover paper. [Highlighted by Advanced Materials]Adv Mater

05-01-2018    Dr. Tao co-authored review paper entitled "Nanotechnology-Based Strategies for siRNA Brain Delivery for Disease Therapy" was published in Trends in Biotechnology.Cell

04-12-2018    Our joint review paper with Prof. Dan Peer and Prof. Jeffrey M. Karp entitled "Progress and challenges towards targeted delivery of cancer therapeutics" was published in Nature Communications.Nature Commun

03-27-2018    Xianbing's research article entitled "Intracellular Mechanistic Understanding of 2D MoS2 Nanosheets for Anti-Exocytosis-Enhanced Synergistic Cancer Therapy" was published in ACS Nano. Congratulations to Xianbing!ACS

02-28-2018    Dr. Tao was promoted to be Instructor, a junior faculty member in the Center for Nanomedicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).HMS

Before 2018

10-23-2017    Li's research article entitled "Intracellular Fate of Nanoparticles with Polydopamine Surface Engineering and a Novel Strategy for Exocytosis-Inhibiting, Lysosome Impairment-Based Cancer Therapy" was published in Nano Letters. Congratulations to Li!Nano Lett

09-15-2017    Dr. Tao's research article entitled "Antimonene Quantum Dots: Synthesis and Application as Near‐Infrared Photothermal Agents for Effective Cancer Therapy" was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and selected as a cover paper. [Highlighted by Angew] [In the news]Angew

01-02-2017    Dr. Tao's research article entitled "Black Phosphorus Nanosheets as a Robust Delivery Platform for Cancer Theranostics" was published in Advanced Materials, and selected as a cover paper. [Highlighted by Advanced Materials] [Materials Views]Adv Mater

04-19-2016    Dr. Tao joined Prof. Omid C. Farokhzad's team as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School (HMS).