Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials Laboratory

PI: Dr. Yong Wang

Principal Investigator

Dr. Wang got his B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry at Jilin University in 1995, and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1998 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Xiaojun Ma. He pursued his Ph.D. education in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, studying drug and gene delivery with Drs. Fan Yuan and Chuan-Yuan Li. Dr. Wang started his independent faculty position at the University of Connecticut in August 2006, was early promoted to tenured associate professor in August 2011 and was approved for promotion to Full Professor in May 2016. He received a CAREER Award and a CREATIV Award from NSF in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Wang was elected Fellow of AIMBE in December 2016. Please see Dr. Wang's resume.

Current Members

Name

Date Joined

Status

Dr. Jinping Lai 03/2015 Research Associate
Dr. Peng Shi 04/2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
Nan Zhao 08/2015 Ph.D. Student
James Coyne 08/2016 Ph.D. Student
Lidya Abune 08/2016 Ph.D. Student
David Kauffman 09/2014 Undergraduate Researcher
Akiho Suzuki 09/2016 Undergraduate Researcher
Brandon Davis 09/2016 Undergraduate Researcher

Former Members (Ph.D. Students)

Name

Dates as Students

First/Current Position

Boonchoy Soontomworajit 08/2006-05/2011 Assistant Professor at Thammasat University
Jing Zhou 01/2007-11/2010 Postdoc at Tufts University
Mark Battig 08/2009-12/2014 Postdoc at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Niancao Chen 08/2010-12/2014 Scientist at the Frontage Laboratories, Inc./Postdoc at Harvard Univeristy
Xiaolong Zhang 01/2011-09/2015 Senior scientist at the Frontage Laboratories, Inc.
Shihui Li 08/2011-01/2016 Research Scientist, Panacyte Scientific LLC
Erin Gaddes 08/2013-08/2016 Postdoctoral Associate, Lin-Zhi International
Pinliang Jiang (visiting) 11/2014-12/2016 Xiamen University

Former Members (Postdoctoral Scholars)

Name

Dates as Member

Current Position

Zhaoyang Zhang 03/2010-01/2012 Scientist, the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control in China
Mark Battig 12/2014-07/2015 Postdoc, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Former Members (Visiting Scholars)

Name

Dates as Member

Current Position

Yanxia Xing 08/2012-01/2013 Physician, The Fifth People's Hospital of Qinghai Province
Huanyu Liu 08/2012-07/2013 Associate Professor at Guangdong Pharmacy University
Hong Zheng 11/2013-12/2014 Associate Professor at Xiamen University
Xilan Ma 09/2014-08/2015 Associate Professor at Beijing University of Technology

Former Members (M.S. and B.S. Students)

Name

Name

Name

Name

Jacob Martin Brian Schwab Dagan Alon Yike Huang
Andrea Ryan Emily Tao Matthew Snipes David Yeroushalmi
Daniel Zachs Geetali Pradhan Vibhavari Sail Maria Hudock
Rachel Lellis Susan Hamilla Alexander Mann Xuechen Shi
Derek Hargrove Nha Duong Eleni Kursten Andrew Simonson
Congtin Phan Matt Turiano Alyssa Smith Alex Chan
Kyle O'Brien Kelsey Boch Christine Mallek Justin Dinenberg
Michael Stellon Wafa Aresh Katelyn Duncan