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Dr. Sun’s new manuscript, “TNFα Regulates Intestinal Organoids from Mice with Both Defined and Conventional Microbiota “, has been published on International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Thanks to all collaborators on this long-term project. Dr. Rollins, Dr. Mansell, Dr. Jergens, Dr. Phillips, and Dr. Wannemuehler. Thanks to all members in the team. Congratulations!
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 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’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!
Dr. Wang has been invited to serve as Editorial Board Member of Molecules. Molecules 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 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!
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!
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, “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~
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!