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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!

Presentation at WBC 2020!

Dr. Wang has been invited to 2020 World Biomaterials Congress to present the research “Manipulate Intestinal Organoids with Niobium Carbide Nanosheets”. See you at Glasgow, Scotland‎ in May!

Six publications in 2019

In 2019, there are 6 manuscripts being published in peer-reviewed journals. Congratulations to all lab members and collaborators. We look forward a more productive 2020!

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

PhRMA Foundation Research Starter awarded!

Wang Lab has been awarded the 2017 PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Translational Medicine & Therapeutics. Thanks to PhRMA Foundation for the kind support on the research in my Lab.

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~

Wang Lab got support from Exploratory Research Project Grant!

Wang Lab got support from College of Engineering Exploratory Research Project (ERP)! The goal of this grant program is to make resources available to initiate the development of high-risk, high-impact, novel ideas for new research projects. The goal of this COE ERP is to enable the development of precisely medical solutions to improve gastrointestinal (GI) health. Congratulations!

Martin and Seth presented at 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting!

Undergraduate researchers from Wang Lab, Martin Asama and Seth Baetzold, presented their research results in 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting at San Francisco. Martin’s research topic is “Foaming Agents for Drug Delivery to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease”. Seth’s research topic is “PLGA Encapsulations of Apocynin for Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease”. Congratulations!

Fei and Mary, welcome!

CBE undergraduate students, Fei Chen and Mary Ommaid will join Wang Lab as  researcher to work on drug delivery and stem cells projects. Welcome!

Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering : Fundamental Principles published!

The book, “Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering : Fundamental Principles“, edited by Dr. Wang has been published by Royal Society of Chemistry. The goal of this book is to document the recent advances of the fundamental principles for smart materials in tissue engineering. As an emerging area in materials science, smart materials have achieved tremendous developments in recent years. However, there is no book to summarize the research of smart materials in tissue engineering. This book will fill this gap and try to introduce the new tissue engineering smart materials to a wide range of audiences, from the scientific communities to industrial organisations. Congratulations!

Fundamental Principles