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2022

[To be updated] Our presubmission was accepted by Cell, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Our Research Article is under revision in Nature Nanotechnology now.

[To be updated] Our proposal was accepted by Nature Reviews Immunology, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Our proposal was accepted by Nature Reviews Cancer, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Our joint proposal was accepted by Nature Reviews Bioengineering, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Our proposal was accepted by Nature Reviews Methods Primers, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Dr. Tao accepted an Article Invitation for the Rising Stars Series from Advanced Materials, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Dr. Tao accepted a Review Invitation from Materials Today, and we are preparing the full manuscript now.

[To be updated] Our invited Review is under minor revision in Med (Cell Press) now.

[To be updated] Our Research Article is under revision in Advanced Materials now.

[To be updated] Our Review Article is under revision in Advanced Materials now.

[To be updated] Our Research Article is under revision in Nano Today now.

09-26-2022    Dr. Xinru You joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

09-14-2022    Xiaoyuan's review article entitled "The marriage of Xenes and Hydrogels: Fundamentals, Applications, and Outlook" was, in principle, accepted for publication in The Innovation (Cell Press). Congratulations to Xiaoyuan and Chan!TI

09-05-2022    Xiangang's review article entitled "The landscape of mRNA nanomedicine" was, in principle, accepted for publication in Nature Medicine. Congratulations to Xiangang and Na!NM

08-27-2022    Dr. Tao delivered a keynote lecture on the topic of "Smart Drug Delivery System" as an invited speaker at the 8th annual meeting of the Chinese Association of Nanobiology.

08-10-2022    Angel accepted the offer from the Barnard College of Columbia University, and will continue her undergraduate study in a wonderful new environment this summer. As one of the most selective academic institutions in the nation, Barnard is devoted to empowering young women to pursue their passions. Huge congrats to Angel!CU

08-01-2022    Yi Tang joined our team as a Master student! Welcome!

06-27-2022    Dr. Tao delivered an invited talk on the topic of "Smart Drug Delivery System" as an invited speaker at the Theme - "Drug Delivery" session (organized by Theme Leaders: Prof. Zhen Gu and Prof. Sophia Zi Gu) of the UNSW Sydney’s 12th International NanoMedicine Conference.NMC

06-06-2022    Dr. Tao was interviewed by Nature Medicine, alongside world's top scientists and technology leaders such as Prof. Robert Langer (Institute Professor at MIT),  Prof. Samir Mitragotri (Hiller Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard),  Dr. Nicholas Warne (Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Pfizer), Dr. Steffen Panzner (Vice President of Delivery Technologies at BioNTech), Prof. Ryan Donnelly (Chair of Pharmaceutical Technology at Queen’s University Belfast), etc. The drug delivery technologies (especially mRNA delivery and oral drug delivery) developed in Tao Research Group are highlighted in the News Feature entitled "Why drug delivery is the key to new medicines" by Dr. Mike May!NM

05-24-2022    Dr. Tao was invited by Prof. Weibo Cai, and delivered an invited talk on the topic of "Black Phosphorus Nanotheranostics" as an invited speaker at Symposium Session — Bioresponsive Nanotheranostics of the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting. MRS

05-17-2022    Dr. Tao was invited by Prof. Christian Lattermann, and gave an invited lecture on the topic of "Site Specific Targeting and Nanotechnology" at the Biologic Association 3rd ANNUAL SUMMITBA

05-06-2022    Dora Duotian Qin joined our team as a Master student! Welcome!

04-26-2022    Xiangang's Perspective article entitled "Nanotechnology-based strategies against SARS-CoV-2 variants" was, in principle, accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology. Congratulations to Xiangang!NN

04-26-2022    Our joint research article entitled "Transforming "Cold" Tumors into "Hot" Ones via Tumor Microenvironment-Responsive siRNA Micelleplexes for Enhanced Immunotherapy" was accepted for publication in  Matter (Cell Press). Congratulations to Chan!Matter

04-22-2022    Jiang's review paper entitled "Minimally invasive nanomedicine: nanotechnology in photo-/ultrasound-/radiation-/magnetism-mediated therapy and imaging" was accepted for publication in Chemical Society Reviews. Congratulations to Jiang!CSR

04-15-2022    Jun received a 2021 IBSA Foundation Fellowship from the IBSA Foundation for scientific research. Every year, IBSA Foundation awards 6 fellowships to young researchers. The Fellowships are available to those enrolled in Universities and Institutes the world over who have distinguished themselves and are engaged in important projects in four areas of research, along with the area for the annual Special Edition. Congratulations to Jun! IBSA

04-14-2022    Dr. Tao delivered an invited guest lecture, hosted by Prof. Minglin Ma, with the topic of "Biomaterials and Drug Delivery" for undergraduates and graduate students at Cornell University.Cornell

04-06-2022    Yongjiang Li joined our team as a PhD student! Welcome!

04-05-2022    Dr. Shuying Chen joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

04-03-2022    Jiang's review paper entitled "2D Materials-based Nanomedicine: From Discovery to Applications" was accepted for publication in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Congratulations to Jiang and Na!ADDR

03-24-2022    Yufen's review paper entitled "Emerging mRNA technologies: Delivery strategies and biomedical applications" was accepted for publication in Chemical Society Reviews. Congratulations to Yufen, Zhongmin, and Xiangang!CSR

03-21-2022    Dr. Seyoung Koo joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

03-02-2022    Our joint article entitled "Robotic pills for gastrointestinal-tract-targeted oral mRNA delivery" together with Prof. Nicholas A. Peppas was published in Matter (Cell Press). This paper previews the design and use of robotic pills for gastrointestinal-tract-targeted oral mRNA delivery from a team led by Prof. Giovanni Traverso and Prof. Robert Langer, opening up a new avenue for the oral mRNA medicines!Matter

03-01-2021    Na will soon start her new position as a Full Professor at the Medical Center of Zhejiang University. She developed multiple novel "mRNA nanomedicines" during her training in our team. Huge congrats to Na!ZJU

02-14-2022    Dr. Tao was selected as one of the Most Outstanding Referees (Top 10% Reviewers) for Angewandte Chemie, in terms of the number of reports completed in 2021.Angew

02-08-2022   Zhongyang's review article entitled "Emerging Biomimetic Nanotechnology in Orthopedic Diseases: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities" was accepted for publication in  Trends in Chemistry (Cell Press). Congratulations to Zhongyang, Jun, and Chuang!Trend Chem

02-08-2022   Our joint research article entitled "DNA-Damage-Response-Targeting Mitochondria-Activated Multifunctional Prodrug Strategy for Self-defensive Tumor Therapy" was accepted for publication in  Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP) and a Front cover paper. Congratulations to Na!Angew

02-05-2022    Aleksei Vladimirovich Iaremenko joined our team as a PhD student! Welcome!

01-13-2022    Our joint research article entitled "Microalgae-based oral microcarriers for gut microbiota homeostasis and intestinal protection in cancer radiotherapy" was, in principle, accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Jiang!Nature Commun

01-01-2022    Kuan will soon start his new position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, and Peking Union Medical College. He developed "theranostic black phosphorus nanomedicines" in our team. Huge congrats to Kuan!PUMC

2021

12-20-2021    Dr. Tao was formally appointed as the Farokhzad Family Distinguished Chair for Innovation. This Endowed Chair (讲席教授) is established by the Farokhzad family through a generous contribution, and will support Dr. Tao's future studies and innovations for betterment of human health!  We are very grateful for this generous support from the Farokhzad family!HMS/BWH

12-11-2021    Sanjun's review article entitled "State-of-the-art nanotechnologies for the detection, recovery, analysis and elimination of liquid biopsy components in cancer" was accepted for publication in Nano Today. Congratulations to Sanjun!NT

12-08-2021    Wei Chen was selected as “International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Young Scientist” and invited to deliver a talk for the IAAM Young Scientist Medal Lecture in the Advanced Materials Lecture Series! IAAM Young Scientist Medal is an honor that the association confers upon early-career researchers and professionals in the world of materials science and technology. The association shortlists the young researchers who have shown potential to conduct research of high merit! Congratulations to Wei Chen!IAAM

12-06-2021    Na's research article entitled "Intravesical Delivery of KDM6A-mRNA via Mucoadhesive Nanoparticles Inhibits the Metastasis of Bladder Cancer" was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), and selected as a Front cover paper. Congratulations to Na!PNASPNAS

11-26-2021    Dr. Tao was selected to be one of the winners of the 2021 Materials Today Rising Star Award. The Materials Today ‘Rising Star Awards’ recognize early career researchers in materials science and engineering who have demonstrated themselves to be exceptionally capable researchers with the potential to become future leaders in the field. [Invited Webinar by Materials Today]MT

11-16-2021    Dr. Tao was identified to be one of the world’s most influential researchers in the Cross-Field by the Web of Science Group, and on the 2021 Global List of Highly Cited Researchers together with the other 29 excellent colleagues at Brigham. The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their chosen field or fields and year of publication, demonstrating significant influence among their peers. This top 1% of the global research community represent magnets in their respective discipline. [Full list]WOS

11-11-2021    Our joint research article entitled "Tailoring Aggregation Extent of Photosensitizer to Boost Phototherapy Potency for Eliciting Systemic Antitumor Immunity" was accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Chan!AM

10-25-2021    Xiangang's research article entitled "Intercalation-driven Formation of siRNA Nanogels for Cancer Therapy" was accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Congratulations to Xiangang!Nano Lett

10-19-2021    Dr. Tao was again included in the World's Top 2% Scientists among all the scientists globally across the 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields (single year 2020), which published in Mendeley Data from Elsevier! The data for this list is a project result from a collaboration between Elsevier and Stanford University. The ranking is based on the standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, etc. Dr. Tao's sub-fields include Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and Biomedical Engineering.Mendeley DataElsevier

10-16-2021    Our highlight article entitled "Theranostic Nanomedicine in the NIR-II Window: Classification, Fabrication, and Biomedical Applications" was accepted for published in Chemical Reviews.CR

09-22-2021    Xiangang's article entitled "Synthesis of siRNA nanoparticles to silence plaque-destabilizing gene in atherosclerotic lesional macrophages" was, in principle, accepted for publication in Nature Protocols. Congratulations to Xiangang and Chuang!NP

09-19-2021    Our joint Review Article entitled "Nanoscale porous organic polymers for drug delivery and advanced cancer theranostics" was accepted for publication in  Chemical Society ReviewsCSR

09-13-2021    Na received a Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Office for Research Careers, Brigham Research Institute. Every year, this award recognizes only two postdoctoral fellows' efforts in mentoring fellow postdocs, students or interns on research projects and/or career development in the past year. Congratulations to Na!BRI

09-13-2021    Our joint research article entitled "Orally Deliverable Strategy Based on Microalgal Biomass for Intestinal Diseases Treatment" was accepted for publication in Science Advances, and selected as a Front cover paper. Congratulations to Wei Chen!SASA

08-20-2021    Wei Chen's review article entitled "Macrophage-Targeted Nanomedicine for Diagnosis and Treatment of Atherosclerosis" was accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Cardiology, and featured on the Cover. Congratulations to Wei Chen!NRCNRC

08-18-2021    Tao Research Group is now working together with the Harvard FAS Division of Science and providing research opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. Please refer to the Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Opportunities for details. Students are encouraged to apply for Harvard fellowships.HFAS

08-10-2021    Angel Xie joined our team as an undergraduate student! Welcome!

08-06-2021    Dr. Tao was selected among the Rising Talents List by Precision Nanomedicine (PRNANO). Scientists on the Rising Talents List are considered to be the future of nanomedicine! PRNANO is the official journal of the European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM). The journal is endorsed by the European Society for Nanomedicine (ESNAM), by the International Society for Nanomedicine (ISNM, Basel), and supported by the British Society for Nanomedicine. PRNANO

08-04-2021    Yufen's research article entitled "Glucose-responsive oral insulin delivery platform for one-treatment-a-day in diabetes" was accepted for publication in  Matter (Cell Press). Congratulations to Yufen and Zhongmin! Highlighted: "Smart oral insulin therapy" by Matter (Cell Press).Matter

07-19-2021     Dr. Tao was selected among the award list of Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigators, and was invited to submit a review for the 2022 Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigators Collection. This collection will showcase the high quality research of early career scientists who are internationally recognised for making outstanding contributions to their respective fields!CSR_EI

07-06-2021    Dylan Patel joined our team as a high school intern student (2021 summer intern)! Dr. Chuang Liu joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome both Dylan and Chuang!

06-23-2021    Dr. Tao was invited to give a talk on "Materials science for cancer diagnostics and treatment", together with Prof. Ali Khademhosseini and Prof. Natalie Artzi, for one of the Cell Press Webinars co-hosted by Med and Matter. [Highlighted by Cell Press] [Vedio Record]CPW

05-25-2021    Julie accepted the offer from the University of Washington’s MD/PhD program, and will start her study in a wonderful new environment this summer. The University of Washington has both a strong Bioengineering PhD program and a highly ranked medical school. Congratulations to Julie!UW

05-21-2021    Na and Xiaoyuan's research article entitled "Arsenene-mediated multiple independently targeted reactive oxygen species burst for cancer therapy" was, in principle, accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Na and Xiaoyuan!Nature Commun

05-20-2021    Bijan Emiliano Ferdows joined our team as an undergraduate student (2021 summer intern)! Welcome!

05-11-2021    Xiaodi's opinion article entitled "Electroactive electrospun nanofibers for tissue engineering" was accepted for publication in Nano Today. Congratulations to Xiaodi!NT

05-04-2021    Our joint review article entitled "Nanoscale Materials-Based Platforms for the Treatment of Bone-Related Diseases" was accepted for publication in Matter (Cell Press). Congratulations to Xiaodi and Xiangang!Matter

05-01-2021    Chuang's research article entitled "Arsenene Nanodots with Selective Killing Effects and their Low-Dose Combination with ß-Elemene for Cancer Therapy" was accepted for publication in  Advanced Materials, and selected as a Frontispiece cover paper. Congratulations to Chuang!AM

04-28-2021    Dr. Haijun Liu joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

04-14-2021    Jiang's review entitled "Black Phosphorus in Biomedical applications: Evolutionary Journey from Monoelemental Materials to Composite Materials" was accepted for publication in Accounts of Materials Research, and selected as a Front cover paper. This review was also featured as an ACS Editors' Choice. The entire ACS portfolio (>60 journals) only features one Editor's choice article per day. Congratulations to Jiang!AMR

03-25-2021    Our invited review entitled "Materials Chemistry-Enabled Platforms in Detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections: Progress towards Point-of-Care Tests" was accepted for publication in Trends in Chemistry (Cell Press).  Trend Chem

03-09-2021    Dr. Jun Zhou joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

02-01-2021    Our joint research article entitled "One-step and facile synthesis of peptide-like poly(melphalan) nanodrug for cancer therapy" was accepted for publication in Nano TodayNT

01-15-2021    Dr. Tao was selected as one of the Top 5 Trending Authors in Nanotechnology (Global), which is evaluated based on citation growth rate in the past 5 years (2016-2020), by Microsoft Academic. He is also among the list of Top Authors in Nanomedicine (Global). Microsoft Academic is a free public web search engine for academic publications and literature, developed by Microsoft Research.MA

01-12-2021    Wei Chen's research article entitled "Stanene-Based Nanosheets for β-Elemene Delivery and Ultrasound-Mediated Combination Cancer Therapy" was directly accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP) and a Front cover paper. Congratulations to Wei Chen and Chuang!Angew Cover

01-01-2021    Xiaoyuan will soon start his new position as a Full Professor at the Medical College of Tianjin University. He developed "2D materials-based theranostic nanomedicine" during his training in our team. Huge congrats to Xiaoyuan!TJU

2020

12-23-2020    Xiaoyuan's research article entitled "Capturing functional two-dimensional nanosheets from sandwich-structure vermiculite for cancer theranostics" was, in principle, accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Xiaoyuan!Nature Commun

12-10-2020   Dr. Tao was awarded one of this year's 35 Top Chinese Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review (TR35), and delivered an invited talk at EmTech China! MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 is an annual list that recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Internet.TR35

11-19-2020    Chuang's review paper entitled "Pnictogens in Medicinal Chemistry: Evolution from Erstwhile Drugs to Emerging Layered Photonic Nanomedicine" was accepted for publication in Chemical Society Reviews. Congratulations to Chuang!CSR

11-02-2020    Dr. Xiangang Huang joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

10-29-2020    Our joint review article entitled "Biologically Modified Nanoparticles as Theranostic Bionanomaterials" was accepted for publication in Progress in Materials Science. Congratulations to Chuang and Chan!PMS

10-26-2020    Zhongmin's opinion paper entitled "Insights from nanotechnology in COVID-19 treatment" was accepted for publication in Nano Today. Congratulations to Zhongmin!NT

10-09-2020    Yuan's review paper entitled "Nano-Bio Interactions in Cancer: from Therapeutics Delivery to Early Detection" was accepted for publication in Accounts of Chemical Research, and selected as a cover paper. Congratulations to Yuan!Acc Chem Res

09-30-2020    Jiang's research article entitled "In situ sprayed NIR-responsive, analgesic black phosphorus-based gel for diabetic ulcer treatment" was accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Congratulations to Jiang!PNAS

Highlighted: "Sprayed NIR-responsive black phosphorus-based gel treats diabetic ulcers" by Materials Research Society (MRS) BulletinMRS BulletinMRS

09-14-2020    Zhongmin's review paper entitled "A materials science perspective on tackling COVID-19" was accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Materials, and selected as a Front cover paper. Congratulations to Zhongmin!NRMNRM

09-01-2020    Dr. Tao received an Assistant Professor Start-Up Package (for three years) from the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (DAPPM) to establish his independent research laboratory at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). We thank our department very much for this generous support!

08-25-2020    Our joint research article entitled "Triangle-Shaped Tellurium Nanostars Potentiate Radiotherapy by Boosting Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy" was accepted for publication in Matter (Cell Press). Matter

08-10-2020    Dr. Tao was included in the World's Top 2% Scientists among all the scientists globally across the 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields (single year 2019), which published in Mendeley Data from Elsevier! The data for this list is a project result from a collaboration between Elsevier and Stanford University. The ranking is based on the standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, etc. Dr. Tao's sub-fields include Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and Biomedical Engineering.Mendeley DataElsevier

08-04-2020    Jiang's review paper entitled "Ultrasound Mediated Therapy: Recent Progress and Challenges in Nanoscience" was accepted for publication in Nano Today. Congratulations to Jiang!NT

07-17-2020    Yufen's review paper entitled "Oral insulin delivery platforms: Strategies to address the biological barriers" was directly accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP) and a cover paper. Congratulations to Yufen and Zhongmin!Angew

07-15-2020    Dr. Wei Chen joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow! Welcome!

06-15-2020    Dr. Tao's research article entitled "siRNA nanoparticles targeting CaMKIIγ in lesional macrophages improve atherosclerotic plaque stability in mice" with Prof. Ira Tabas's group was accepted for publication in Science Translational Medicine, and selected as a Front cover paper. [Hilighted by Nature Metabolism] [Hilighted by Science Translational Medicine]STM CoverSTMNat Meta

Cover story: "Interfering with plaque progression"

Highlighted: "Tiny Particles Keeps Artery Plaques in Check in Mouse Models of Atherosclerosis" by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); "Nanoparticles to target lesional macrophages in atherosclerotic mice" by Nature Reviews Cardiology;"Macrophage-Targeted Gene Therapy to Improve the Atherosclerotic Plaque Stability" by Matter (Cell Press).AAASNRC

06-01-2020    Dr. Tao received a 2020 Stepping Strong Breakthrough Innovator Award, together with Prof. Omid C. Farokhzad and Prof. Jinjun Shi, from The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation, Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for his bone healing and regeneration project.SSC

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 (Cell Press), and selected as a Front cover paper. Congratulations to Chan!Matter Matter

Highlighted: Preview article by Prof. Jong Seung Kim, "Navigating 2D Monoelemental Materials (Xenes) for Cancer Nanomedicine", Matter (Cell Press), 2020, 3(1): 12-13.

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

02-12-2020    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!

2019

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 (Cell Press). Congratulations to Zhongmin! [Highlighted by Matter]Matter

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.

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

2018

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

10-29-2018    Dr. Tao received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from Acta Biomaterialia in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the journal!Acta Biomater

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

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