Group Members


Principal Investigator

Dr. Zhen Gu (Bio) (CV) (STAT Profile)
Jackson Family Endowed Chair 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
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-)
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. Wujin Sun
PhD Research Assistant (2013-2017)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
MS, Nanjing Tech University (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)

Now: Research Assistant in at UNC/NC State

Dr. Yue Lu
PhD Research Assistant (2013-2017)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Nanjing University (Polymer Science & Engineering)

Now: Postdoc in Jim Heath Group at Caltech

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

Now: PhD Student at Carmbridge University

Dr. Xiuli Hu
Visiting Scholar (2015-2017)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
PhD, Changchun Iinstitute of Applied Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry)

Now: Associate Professor, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS

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

Now: Associate Professor, Nanjing Medical University

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