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Jinming Gao

Gang Huang, Ph.D.

Agnieszka Cholka, M.S., MBA

Zachary Bennett, B.S.

Qiang Feng, Ph.D.

Tongyi Huang M.D.

Suxin Li, B.S.

Jiwon Song, B.S.

Carla de Cassia Villela, B.S.

Tram Vo, M.S.

Xu Wang. Ph.D.

Zhaohui Wang, Ph.D.

Jonathan Wilhelm, B.S.

Xinyi Zhang, B.S.


Undergraduate Students

Sussana Elkassih, Green Fellow (Graduate student at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX)

Graduate Students

Carlos Barcena, Ph.D. (US Patent Office, Washington, DC)

Elvin Blanco, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor at UT Health Science Center, Houston, TX)

Agata Exner, Ph.D. (Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH)

Chase Kessinger, Ph.D. (Instructor in Cardiovascular Research Center at MGH, Boston MA)

Yang Li, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)

Norased Nasongkla, Ph.D. (Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering Department, Mahidol University, Bankok, Thailand)

Feng Qian, Ph.D. (Professor, Vice Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics, Qinghua University, Beijing, China)

Damon Sutton, Ph.D. (Senior Chemist at Medtronic Diabetes, CA)

Li Tao, Ph.D. Co-advised with Dr. Walter Hu (Professor of Electrical Engineering, Southeast Univesity, Nanjing, China)

Brent Weinberg, M.D. Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)

Chensu Wang, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, Boston, MA)

Tian Zhao, Ph.D. (Director of Research Development, OncoNano Medicine, LLC.)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Hua Ai, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor at National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China)

Fatih Buyukserin, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey)

Huabing Chen, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmaceutics in SuZhou University, China)

Shook-Fong Chin, Ph.D. (Research Scientist at Impax Labs, Hayward, California)

Heather Hillebrenner, Ph.D. (Chemistry Instructor in the Garland High School in Dallas, Texas)

Xiaonan Huang, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Polymer Chemistry in Capital Normal University, Beijing, China)

Chalermchai Khemtong, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor in Advanced Imaging Research Center, UTSW, Dallas Texas)

Zhiqiang Lin, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Peking University, Beijing, China)

Min Luo, Ph.D. (Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

Xinpeng Ma, Ph.D. (Research Scientist in Moderna Therapeutics, Boston, Massachusetts)

Jagadeesh Setti-Guthi, Ph.D. (Principal Scientist at Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates, Inc. India)

Xintao Shuai, Ph.D. (Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering Center, Zhongshan University, GuangZhou, China)

Amandeep Sra, Ph.D. (Associate Faculty at Collin College and Research Scientist at UT Dallas, Richardson, TX)

Houliang Tang, Ph.D. (Research Scientist at Novartis, Atlanta, GA)

Yiguang Wang, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmaceutics, Peking University, Beijing, China)

Qi Wei, Ph.D. (Research Scientist in Department of Biochemistry, UTSW, Dallas Texas)

Su-Geun Yang, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Inha University, Seoul, Korea)

Haijun Yu, Ph.D. (Associate Professor in Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China)

Chunfu Zhang, Ph.D. (Associate Professor in Med-X Research Institute in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China)

Shanrong Zhang, Ph.D. (Senior Research Engineer in Adavnced Imaging Research Center, UTSW, Dallas Texas)

Kejin Zhou, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral fellow in Simmons Cancer Center, UTSW, Dallas Texas)

Yinjian Zhou, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science )

Gao Lab Members

Jinming GaoJinming Gao, Ph.D.
Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology
Co-Leader, Cell Stress and Nanomedicine Program

Phone: (214) 645-6370
Email: jinming.gao@utsouthwestern.edu
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UTSW Faculty Profile

Professor Gao received his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University. He carried out his graduate studies under Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University and postdoctoral training with Professor Robert Langer at MIT.

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GangGang Huang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: gang.huang@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of North Texas
Projects: Theranostic nanomedicine for cancer imaging and therapy

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Agnieszka Cholka Agnieszka Cholka, M.S., MBA
Lab Manager

Phone: (214) 645-6394
Email: agnieszka.cholka@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: MBA in Healthcare Management, Naveen Jindal School of Business, University of Texas at Dallas
B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

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Zachary Bennett Zachary Bennett
Graduate Student

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: zachary.bennett@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Austin
Projects: Detecting lymph node metastasis by optical and PET imaging

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Qiang Feng Qiang Feng
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: qiang.feng@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: Ph.D. From National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Projects: Barcode nanosensor to digitize biological signals

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Tongyi Huang Tongyi Huang, M.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone: (214) 645-6394
Email: tongyi.huang@utsouthwestern.edu

Education:M.D. from the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University.
Projects: pH-Activatable nanovaccine for cancer immunotherapy.

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Suxin Li Suxin Li
Graduate Student

Phone: (214) 645-6394
Email: suxin.li@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
Projects: STING-activated nanovaccine in cancer immunotherapy

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jiwon songJiwon Song
Graduate Student

Phone: (214) 645-6394
Email: jiwon.song@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St.Louis
Projects: Effect of metabolic pathways on cancer immunotherapy

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carla de cassia villelaCarla de Cassia Villela
Research Assistant I

Phone: (214) 645-6394
Email: Carla.decassiavillela@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S.in Biological Sciences, University of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Projects: Assists postdoctoral researchers and graduate students with various projects

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tram voTram Vo, M.S.
Research Technician I

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: tram.vo@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Biochemistry at UT Arlington
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at UT Southwestern/UT Arington
Projects: Assists postdoctoral researchers and graduate students with various projects

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: xu.wang@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Projects: Biodegradable ultra-pH sensitive polymers for drug delivery and metabolic reprogramming

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zhaohui wangZhaohui Wang, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: zhaohui.wang@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Peking University, China.
Projects: pH-activatable nanomedicine for cancer imaging and therapy

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Graduate Student

Phone: (214) 645-6394
Email: jonathan.wilhelm@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University
Projects: New methods in nanovaccine characterization

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Xinyi Zhang Xinyi Zhang
Graduate Student

Phone: (214) 645-6418
Email: xinyi.zhang@utsouthwestern.edu

Education: B.S. in Pharmaceutics, Tsinghua University,Beijing, China
Projects: pH threshold sensors for detection of peritoneal metastasis

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