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July 2024 

Congratulations to Shumaim, a previous student research intern, for getting accepted to a PhD program at the University of Toronto!

July 2024 

The lab welcomes Brendan Ip, our new summer high school research intern!

June 2024

Congratulations to Dongtak on securing a faculty position as an assistant professor at Incheon University in South Korea, starting September 1st!

June 2024

The lab welcomes Aadi Dash, our new summer high school research intern!

June 2024

Congratulations to Jingjing et al., whose review article "Precision Drug Delivery to the Central Nervous System Using Engineered Nanoparticles" was published in Nature Reviews Materials!

June 2024

Huge congratulations to Jingjing et al., whose review article "Gene Therapy for CNS Disorders: Modalities, Delivery and Translational Challenges" was published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience!

June 2024

The lab celebrates Eli, a previous lab intern, who recently got accepted into The George Washington University School of Medicine's MD program!

May 2024

Huge congratulations to Sohyung for receiving the BWH Postdoc Travel Award!

May 2024

The lab welcomes back Likhita as a summer intern!

May 2024

The lab welcomes Rachel Chu and Peixin Shi, both undergrads from the University of Toronto. They will be working as research assistants under the supervision of Dongtak! We're thrilled to welcome you to the team! 

May 2024

The lab welcomes Ethan Sam and Nancy Li, both undergrads from the University of Toronto, as research assistants. They will be working under the supervision of Sohyung Lee! We are excited to have you on board! 

April 2024

Huge Congratulations to Jingjing whose review article "Precise modulation and use of reactive oxygen species for immunotherapy" was accepted for publication in Science Advances. 

February 2024

Huge Congratulations to Sohyung who just received a Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR)'s Development Grant ($210K) for her project "Ultra-long-acting delivery for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS"!

 

The lab welcomes Dr. Nutan Bhingaradiya, who has joined us as a postdoctoral fellow! Welcome Nutan!!

January 2024

Huge Congratulations to Arpita and Dongtak whose review article "Progress and challenges in intravesical drug delivery" is published in Expert Opinions on Drug Delivery!

November 2023

The lab received a follow-up grant from the Elison Foundation in collaboration with Dr. Li Zeng from Tufts University to develop an intra-articular drug delivery platform for the targeted delivery of gene therapy in osteoarthritis.

October 2023

The lab welcomes Arpita Banerjee, a visiting PhD student from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. She will work with Rong and Dongtak. We are excited to have you on board! 

September 2023

The lab welcomes Nishkal Dhiraj Pisal, an undergrad from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He will be working as a research assistant under the supervision of Jingjing. We are excited to have you on board! 

 

June 2023

The lab is immensely excited to announce that Dr. Jingjing Gao has accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UMass Amherst! We are so proud and excited for the next phase of your career, Jingjing! 

 

May 2023

We are excited to have Amogh Gorantla and Jacques Hall join the lab as summer interns. Amogh is an undergrad at Wake Forest University and Jacques is an undergrad at Duke University. They will be working under the supervision of Sohyung and Jingjing, respectively! 

 

May 2023

The lab welcomes Christopher Jiang, an undergrad from the University of Toronto, and Eli Weldon, an undergrad from Northeastern University, as research assistants. They will be working under the supervision of Jingjing! We are excited to have you on board! 

 

May 2023

The lab welcomes Zoe Kutulakos and Rong Wang, both undergrads from the University of Toronto. They will be working as research assistants under the supervision of Dongtak! We are excited to have you on board! 

May 2023

The lab welcomes Lingyun Zhu and Xinyang Chen, both undergrads from the University of Toronto. They will be working as research assistants under the supervision of Sohyung! We are excited to have you on board! 

 

May 2023

The lab celebrates Likhita, a previous high school student in the lab, who accepted an admission offer from The College of New Jersey's accelerated 7-year Medical program (BS/MD) with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School!! 

April 2023

The lab joins in celebrating Ryan Yip, another intern, who accepted a Master's at the University of Toronto's Cell and Systems Biology program!!

 

April 2023 

Huge congratulations to Krisco Cheung, who got accepted to the University of California-Berkley and University of California-San Francisco joint PhD Program!!!!

 

April 2023

Sohyung's project proposal on surmounting substance use disorder using ultra-long acting injectable platforms becomes approved for an R21 funding by the NIH. Way to go!!!!! 

March 2023

Huge congratulations to Judy Xia, a previous intern, who was accepted to the Harvard-MIT HST PhD program!
 

February 2023

Huge Congratulations to Dongtak, whose work on “An immunostimulatory nasal spray to combat respiratory viral infections” was selected for the Fall 2022 BRI Pilot Funding Award! 


January 2023 

Congratulations to Jingjing, whose review/opinion article titled "The Future of Drug Delivery" was published in Chemistry of Materials! 

November 2022

Congratulations to Jingjing for winning the Research Excellence Award at the Discover Brigham event for her poster titled "A self healing hydrogel-based delivery of a disease modifying drug reduces osteoarthritis progression in active joints"!!

 

October 2022

Congratulations to Sweth and Ryan for winning the Best Poster Presentation at the Department of Anesthesiology's Research Retreat! 

September 2022 

The lab welcomes Dongtak Lee - a postdoctoral fellow from Korea University. Welcome Dongtak!! 

August 2022

Huge congratulations to Jingjing for securing the Alzheimer's Association Fellowship!!!!

July 2022

The lab welcomes Swetharajan Gunasekar, another undergraduate from the University of Toronto, as a research assistant. Welcome Sweth!! 

May 2022 

The lab welcomes Chak Sang Ryan Yip - an undergraduate student from the University of Toronto - as a research assistant. Welcome Ryan!! 

 

April 2022

The lab welcomes Mahima Dewani – a visiting PhD student from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Welcome Mahima!!

 

April 2022

The lab received Exploration Grant from National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in collaboration with Dr. Aman Ullah from University of Alberta and Dr. Sarah Hedtrich from University of British Columbia to develop an siRNA based gene therapies for lung cancer.

 

April 2022

The lab welcomes Dr. Sohyung Lee, who has joined us as a postdoctoral fellow! Welcome Sohyung!!

 

March 2022

Congratulations to Jingjing for receiving the Brigham Research Institute (BRI) micro-grant to support her work on drug delivery for osteoarthritis treatment!!!

 

February 2022

Congratulations to Jingjing for her selection as a 2022 PMSE Future Faculty Awardee, which was celebrated with a symposium at the 2022 Fall ACS Meeting in Chicago (August 21-25), where she gave an invited talk! 

 

February 2022

 

 

 

Our protocol article titled “An in vitro blood brain barrier model to study the penetration of nanoparticles" was published in Bio-protocol and made it to the cover!!! Click on the cover image to head to our article. 

February 2022

 

 

Congratulations to Jingjing, whose manuscript titled “Overcoming Barriers for Intra-articular Delivery of Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis Drugs” was published in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences as a featured review article and made it to the cover!!! Click on the cover image to head to our article. 

January 2022

The lab welcomes Eric Schaar and Pauline Predko – undergraduate students from Northeastern University, who have joined us as research assistants.

January 2022

The lab received the Basic Science Starter Grant from Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop an immuno-modulatory nasal spray for preventing respiratory infections.

December 2021

The lab received a grant from Elison foundation in collaboration with Dr. Li Zeng from Tufts University to develop an intra-artricular drug delivery platform for delivery of disease modifying osteoarthritis drugs.

November 2021

Congratulations to Nitin for his promotion to Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School!!

October 2021

The lab is awarded two grants from National Football League Players Associations (NFLPA) to develop next-generation drug delivery platforms for osteoarthritis and traumatic brain injury applications.

Delivery of disease modifying drugs for osteoarthritis
Protocol to study BBB penetration of nanoparticles
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