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 gzhu2@vcu.edu. 

Perspective graduate students are welcome to contact me at gzhu2@vcu.edu, and apply through VCU Grad School.

Welcome!

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:

  • ImmunoEngineering/ImmunoTheranostics

  • Nucleic acid therapeutics and probes (immunomodulatory DNA/RNA, mRNA, gene-editing gRNA, siRNA/shRNA, plasmid, aptamer, etc)

  • Drug delivery

  • Nanovaccine/Nanomedicine

  • Immunotherapy of cancer and immune disorders

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