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AVN paper is published!

Yijun Qi’s new manuscript, “Transport of Artificial Virus-like Nanocarriers (AVN) through Intestinal Monolayer via Microfold Cells“, has been published on Nanoscale. It is collaboration with Tianjian Tong @ Prof. Chenxu Yu’s lab. In this study, inspired by mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) transport into gut mucosal lymphoid tissue via Microfold cells (M cells), artificial virus-like nanocarriers (AVN), consisting of gold nanocages functionalized with the σ1 protein from mammalian reovirus (MRV), were tested as an effective oral vaccine delivery vehicle targeting M cells. AVN was shown to have a significantly higher transport compared to other experimental groups across mouse organoid monolayers containing M cells. These findings suggest that AVN has the potential to be an M cell-specific oral vaccine/drug delivery vehicle. Congratulations!

Brittney’s new manuscript

Brittney Reding’s new manuscript, “Manipulate Intestinal Organoids with Niobium Carbide Nanosheets“, has been published on Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. In this study, Nb2C nanosheets were prepared by spark plasma sintering and HF etching. The results show overall potential benefits of placing low concentration Nb2C nanosheets in intestinal systems to protect and stimulate cell survivability when undergoing various treatments. Brittney is an undergradate research who has worked in Wang Lab since 2018. Congratulations!

Zahra published book chapter

Zahra’s new book chapter, “Skin Tissue Engineering with Nanostructured Materials“, has been published on Imaging Technologies and Transdermal Delivery in Skin Disorders. This timely book by Wiley‐VCH covers the latest understanding about today’s major skin disorders, the development of imaging technologies for skin diagnosis, and the applications of micro/nano-technologies for the treatment of skin complications. Congratulations!

Invited to Serve as Editorial Board Member of Molecules!

Dr. Wang has been invited to serve as Editorial Board Member of MoleculesMolecules is a peer-reviewed is the leading international peer-reviewed journal of chemistry. Molecules is published monthly online by MDPI. The 2016 Impact Factor is 2.861 ; the 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.988. Congratulations!

Dr. Wang got reorganized in annual meeting!

Dr. Wang has been reorganized during award recipient ceremony in 2018 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 20th, 2018! Wang Lab was very honored and grateful to be a recipient of the precious PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Award. Congratulations!

ACTS 2018

Two Oral Presentations at SFB 2018!

Both Zahra’s abstract “Intestinal Organoids Containing PLGA Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases“, and Martin’s abstract “Alternative Foaming Agents for Topical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis” have been accepted for Oral Presentations at the Society For Biomaterials 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition: Exploring the Nexus of Research and Application, being held April 11 – 14, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, USA. All my friends, see you in Atlanta!

Papers got to be accepted!

Zahra’s paper “Intestinal Organoids Containing PLGA Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases“, and Martin’s paper “Alternative Foaming Agents for Topical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis” have been accepted for publication at Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Congratulations!

Sherry presented the Poster of Distinction at DDW!

Sherry presented the poster, “Effect of Cytokines on the Growth of Miniguts of Altered Schaedler Flora and Conventional Mice (2672009)“, as a Poster of Distinction during Digestive Disease Week® on May 6, 2017, Noon at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. This abstract rated in the top 10% of all AGA abstracts selected for poster presentation at DDW. Congratulations~

Poster of Distinction of DDW 2017

Poster of Distinction, DDW 2017, Chicago

Dr. Wang will present at DDW 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago!

Dr. Wang’s abstract, “Effect of Cytokines on the Growth of Miniguts of Altered Schaedler Flora and Conventional Mice (2672009)“, has been selected as a Poster of Distinction for presentation during Digestive Disease Week® at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, May 6-9, 2017. This abstract rated in the top 10% of all AGA abstracts selected for poster presentation at DDW. Another abstract, “Growth of Miniguts Isolated from Altered Schaedler Flora Mice and Conventional Mice (2671985)“, has been selected for poster presentation. Congratulations to the entire team! Will see you on May 6, 2017, Noon – 2 p.m. in Chicago!

Sherry will give a talk at SFB 2017 Annual Meeting!

Yijun’s abstract “Ex vivo Study of Nanowires in Mini-guts” has been invited as an oral presentation to the Society For Biomaterials 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition: Where Materials become Medicine, being held April 5 – 8, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN, USA at the Minneapolis Convention Center. She will present her results at the session entitled “Multifunctional Biomaterial Design for Regenerative Tissue Engineering” on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Congratulations~