Selected News

2019

10-10-2019    Congratulations to Na's paper entitled "Synthetic mRNA nanoparticle-mediated restoration of p53 tumor suppressor sensitizes p53-deficient cancers to mTOR inhibition" in Science Translational Medicine.Sci Transl Med

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 Dr. Jun Chen (UCLA), Dr. Chao Wang (Soochow University), and Dr. Jianxun Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences). We welcome your submissions!

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

08-26-2019    Dr. Na Kong rejoined our team as a Postdoctoral Fellow! Welcome!

07-31-2019    Jiang's paper 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 paper 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] [Hilighted by CMIT_LA]

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 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. [Hilighted by Chem Soc Rev]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. [Hilighted 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

04-08-2019    Sanjun's Progress Report entitled "Drug Delivery Strategies for the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases" was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials. Congratulations to Sanjun!AHM

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

2018

11-28-2018    Xiang's paper 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 paper 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 paper 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 paper entitled "Nanotechnology-Based Strategies for siRNA Brain Delivery for Disease Therapy" was published in Trends in Biotechnology.Cell

04-12-2018    Our joint 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

03-27-2018    Xianbing's paper 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 paper 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 paper 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 paper 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).