Yang Deng, Ph.D.


Dept of Biomedical Engineering

I received my Ph.D. from Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 2008. My graduate background was on materials chemistry with a focus on surface modification and characterization on medical devices. I had 3 years’ postdoctoral training on cancer biology in Pharmacology at Yale University. I started my second postdoctoral training at Saltzman lab in the fall of 2011. Currently I am working on designing novel nanoparticles to facilitate the drug delivery for diseases: 1) Surface modification to facilitate target drug delivery; 2) Surface modification to facilitate the nanoparticles across blood brain barrier and mucus; 3) Composite nanoparticles for drug, gene and protein delivery.

Patent

Zhu, X.-Y.; Deng, Y.; Barriet, D.; Wang, Y.; Guo, A.: Air-stable supported lipid bilayer membranes; US Patent 7,858,375 (2010).

Research Interests:

Materials chemistry, cancer biology and drug delivery.

Research History:

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research History: I received my Ph.D. from Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 2008. My graduate background was on materials chemistry with a focus on surface modification and characterization on medical devices. I had 3 years&#39; postdoctoral training on cancer biology in Pharmacology at Yale University. I started my second postdoctoral training at Saltzman lab in the fall of 2011. Currently I am working on designing novel nanoparticles to facilitate the drug delivery for diseases: 1) Surface modification to facilitate target drug delivery; 2) Surface modification to facilitate the nanoparticles across blood brain barrier and mucus; 3) Composite nanoparticles for drug, gene and protein delivery.</p>

Patents:

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>[1] Zhu, X.-Y.; Deng, Y.; Barriet, D.; Wang, Y.; Guo, A. &ldquo;Air-stable supported lipid bilayer membranes,&rdquo; US Patent 7,858,375 (2010).</span></p>