Prof. Zhen Gu, Ph.D. (CV)
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-CH & NCSU, UNC Eshelman Pharmacy School

Pharmacoengineering Program

Email: zgu@email.unc.edu;
zgu3@ncsu.edu

Phone: (919) 515-7944

Prof. Zhen Gu obtained his PhD degree in 2010, with a major in MEMS and nanotechnology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), under the guidance of Prof. Yi Tang in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Eningeering and Prof. Yong Chen in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT and Harvard Medical School during 2010-2012. He also holds BS degree in Chemistry and MS degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from Nanjing University in China.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Gu Group in the Joint Biomedical Engineering Department at the NC State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The overall goal of our lab is to integrate biomaterials design, biomacromolecular engineering, and micro/nano-fabrication towards on-demand therapeutics and diagnostics, focused on cancer, diabetes and regenerative medicine. See more

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04/2014- Dr. Gu has received the "Young Faculty Research Award" from the Sigma Xi Chapter of the Scientific Research Society at NC State. Congratulations!

03/2014- Ran's paper has been published by Nature Communications! Congratulations! A new stimuli-responsive anticancer drug delivery method using "energy molecule" ATP as a trigger was developed. Read more...

01/2014- Tianyue and Ran's "Gelipo" has been published by Advanced Functional Materials! Congratulations! A gel-liposome (Gelipo)-mediated "Sequential and Site-Specific Delivery (SSSD)" system has been developed for programmed co-delivery of two anticancer therapeutics. Read more...

11/2013- Jin's paper has been published by Advanced Healthcare Materials! Congratulations! A new insulin delivery method using the focused ultrasound as a remote trigger was developed. Read more...

07/2013- A new formulation for the closed-loop delivery of insulin using microgels was published on ACS Nano.The particles are smartly swelling in the hyperglycemic solution to release encapsulated insulin (see the animation below). Read more...

05/2013- "Injectable Nano-Network for Glucose-Mediated Insulin Delivery" was highlighted as a Cover Paper of ACS Nano and reported by TIME Magazine, Fox News, Science Daily, C&EN, MIT News, Science Translational Medicine and Nano Today. The paper is one of the top 5 most-read research articles in ACS Nano from 2012 to 2013. Read more...