Group Members


Principal Investigator

Dr. Zhen Gu (Biosketch) (CV)
Associate Professor
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Postdoc, MIT | Harvard Medical School

Email: zgu@email.unc.edu | zgu3@ncsu.edu

Visiting Professors

Dr. Shuangjiang Yu
Visiting Scholar (2016-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, Changchun Iinstitute of Applied Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry)

Associate Professor, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Edikan Archibong
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2017-; Co-Based in Dr. Frances Ligler's Group)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, University of South Florida (Chemical & Biomedical Engineering)

Dr. Zhaowei Chen
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2016-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering/Molecular Pharmaceutics
PhD, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS (Biochemistry)

Dr. Chao Wang
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering/Molecular Pharmaceutics
PhD, Soochow University (Molecular Biology/ Cell Biology)

Dr. Jinqiang Wang
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2016-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering/Molecular Pharmaceutics
PhD, Zhejiang University (Polymer Chemistry)

Dr. Xudong Zhang
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2016-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering/Molecular Pharmaceutics
PhD, Tsinghua University (Cell Biology)

Graduate Students
Wujin Sun
PhD Research Assistant (2013-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
MS, Nanjing Tech University (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Yue Lu
PhD Research Assistant (2013-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Nanjing University (Polymer Science & Engineering)

Prateek Katti
PhD Research Assistant (2014-)
School of Medicine, UNC
BS, UMass Amherst (Polymer Science & Engineering)

Quanyin Hu
PhD Research Assistant (2014-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
MS, Fudan University (Molecular Pharmaceutics)
Jicheng Yu
PhD Research Assistant (2014-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
MS, Nanjing University (Polymer Chemistry & Physics)
Yanqi Ye
PhD Research Assistant (2014-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
MS, North Carolina State University (Textile Engineering)
Yuqi Zhang
PhD Research Assistant (2015-; Co-Based in Dr. Yong Zhu's Group)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Nanjing University (Chemistry)
Visiting Students
Chenggen Qian
Research Assistant (2014-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Nanjing University (Polymer Chemistry & Physics)
Undergraduate Students
Davis Ranson
Undergraduate Student (2014-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Hunter Bomba
Undergraduate Student (2014-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Gabrielle Hochu
Undergraduate Student (2015-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Grace Wright
Undergraduate Student (2015-)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
High School Students

Sophia Hu
High School Student (2014-)

Alumni

Dr. Hongliang Xin
Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, Fudan University (Molecular Pharmaceutics)

Associate Professor, Nanjing Medical University

Dr. Xiuli Hu
Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, Changchun Iinstitute of Applied Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry)

Associate Professor, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS

Dr. Dennis Pacardo
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2013-2016; Co-Based in Dr. Frances Ligler's Group)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, University of Miami (Chemistry)

Now: Scientist, Boston Biomedical

Dory Li
High School Student (2014-2015)

Julia Gong
High School Student (2014-2015)

Emily Nguyen
Undergraduate Student (2014-2016)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Jin Di
PhD Research Assistant (2012-2015)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
MS, North Carolina State University (Biomaterials)

Now: Scientist, InCube Labs, LLC

Dr. Tianyue Jiang
Exchange Graduate Student (2012-2014); Post-Doctoral Fellow (2014-2014)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, China Pharmaceutical University (Molecular Pharmaceutics)

Now: Assistant Professor, Nanjing Tech University

Dr. Ran Mo
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012-2014)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, China Pharmaceutical University

Now: Professor, China Pharmaceutical University

Dr. Wanyi Tai
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012-2013)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, University of Missouri

Now: Postdoc, University of Washington

Rocco DiSanto
Research Assistant (MS 2014; 2012-2014)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Now: Personal Interest

Adriano Bellotti
Undergraduate Student (2012-2015;Abrams Scholar)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Now: UNC Medical School

Okello Bogle
Undergraduate Student (2013-2015)
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Vinayak Subramanian
Undergraduate Student (2015-;Abrams Scholar)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Maggie Reiff
Undergraduate Student (2013-2015)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jennifer Price
Undergraduate Student (BS 2014; 2012-2014)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Now: UC Davis, PhD Student

Abby Jindal
Undergraduate Student (2013-2015)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michaela Rikard
Undergraduate Student (2013-2015)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jenny Wang
High School Student (2013;Co-Based in Dr. Xiaoning Jiang's Group)
William G. Enloe High School

Dr. Liqiang Wang
Visiting Professor (2012-2013)
Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Co-Based in Dr. Mike Jay's Group
PhD, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
Now: Professor, Huaqiao University

Group Pictures

2013 Fall

2012 Fall