Openings for postdocs and graduate students (PhD, MS) are available in the lab to work on projects in areas of immunotherapy of cancer and autoimmune diseases, immunoenginering, gene editing, nanomedicines/nanovaccines, and nucleic acid drugs. Animal work experience and other related research experiences are preferred.
Perspective postdocs and visiting graduate students, please send CV/Research Experience/Research Plan in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perspective graduate students are welcome to contact me at , and apply through VCU Grad School.
We are passionate about drug delivery, or specifically engineering molecular or nano- medicines to deliver immunomodulatory molecules to engineer the immune system for the treatment and prevention of immune-related diseases, including cancer.
Our research interests lie at the interface of immune-oncology, nucleic acid therapeutics, nanomedicine, pharmacoengineering and pharmacoimaging. My current focus is to develop “off-the-shelf” nucleic acid nanomedicines to modulate the immune system to treat cancer, and to interrogate the immuno-nano interfaces by super-resolution imaging. My long-term goal is to implement immunotherapy to a broad population of patients. These interests often involve the following areas:
Nucleic acid therapeutics and probes (immunomodulatory DNA/RNA, mRNA, gene-editing gRNA, siRNA/shRNA, plasmid, aptamer, etc)
Immunotherapy of cancer and immune disorders