Shaoqin Sarah Gong

Vilas Distinguished Professor


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Room: 4166
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 North Orchard St
Madison, WI 53715

Ph: (608) 316-4311

Primary Affiliation:
Biomedical Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Eye Research Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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Prof. Gong's research group focuses on the design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel materials and devices. Many of our on-going projects are multidisciplinary, bridging engineering with materials science, chemistry, and the life sciences. Some of our on-going efforts include

  • Multifunctional nanocarriers (e.g., unimolecular nanoparticles, polymer micelles and vesicles, polymer nanocages, functionalized inorganic nanoparticles) for combined delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents which can be used to treat and diagnose various types of diseases (e.g., cancers, vascular diseases, liver diseases,  eye diseases, and brain diseases).
  • CRISPR genome editing
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Tissue engineering scaffolds
  • Antimicrobial materials
  • Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for various applications including flexible electronics, supercapacitors, nanogenerators, and sensors.

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