Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.
February 14, 2022
As the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate, it presents new roadblocks to efforts to contain its spread. A Yale research team led by Akiko Iwasaki, PhD,...
December 10, 2021
Research into clinical applications for prenatal gene therapy could offer hope to infants in the womb identified as developing grave conditions such as cystic fibrosis...
Bioadhesive nanoparticles (white) after being taken up by skin cancer tumor cells during in virtro culture. (Image credit: Julia Lewis)
February 1, 2021
By William Weir Yale researchers are developing a skin cancer treatment that involves injecting nanoparticles into the tumor, killing cancer cells with a two-pronged approach...
September 9, 2019
Collaborative Research in Drug Delivery       A Research Symposium on the Occasion of Mark Saltzman’s 60th Birthday    September 21, 2019 TAC Auditorium Yale Medical School...
Yale researchers are working to cure inherited defects in fetal mice by editing their genes with a single injection of DNA and PNA, a synthetic material that mimics DNA.
June 29, 2018
By REBECCA LURYE   A gene-editing experiment at Yale University successfully cured mice of a blood disorder that could lead to anemia, researchers said this week. It...
Image of nanoparticles accumulating in the liver of a fetal mouse.
June 26, 2018
By William Weir With the combined efforts of three Yale laboratories, researchers conducted the first demonstration of site-specific gene editing in a fetus, correcting a...
February 18, 2018
Amy Xiong Feb 18, 2018 Staff Reporter Mark Saltzman, the founding chair of the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the head...

Research Interests

Drug Delivery
Gene Therapy
Tissue Engineering


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