Nanomaterials for Neuroscience, Biomolecule Imaging and Therapy

The Lab

Han Lab Synergetic Multidisciplinary Approach

Our research is at the intersection between nanotechnology, neuroscience, bioimaging and therapy. We focus on developing both small and bright tools for biology, that is, designing synthetic/semi-synthetic nanomaterials or small molecules with unique programmable physical properties for basic science and biomedical applications. These tools will be developed using a synergetic multidisciplinary approach, including synthetic chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, and cell biology. In particular, we are most interested in developing optically active nanomaterials/molecules for probing signal transduction pathways, single-molecule imaging, sptiotemperol activation of neurons as well as diagnosis and drug delivery.

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Research Focus

Han Lab

Development of Tools for Biology

We focus on developing both small and bright tools for biology, that is, designing synthetic/semi-synthetic nanomaterials or small molecules with unique programmable physical properties for basic science and biomedical applications. These tools will be developed using a synergetic multi-disciplinary approach, including synthetic chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, and cell biology.

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Publications

Kobertz Publications

Enhancing Photodynamic Therapy through Resonance Energy Transfer Constructed Near-Infrared Photosensitized Nanoparticles.

Author(s): Huang L, Li Z, Zhao Y, Yang J, Yang Y, Pendharkar AI, Zhang Y, Kelmar S, Chen L, Wu W, Zhao J, Han G

 

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Contact Us

Office:
Lazare Research Building 806
Campus Map (pdf)

Phone:
508-856-3297 (office)

Email:
Gang.Han@umassmed.edu

Mailing Address:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Attn: Dr. Gang Han/BMP department
364 Plantation St LRB806
Worcester, MA 01605

Join Us

We are always interested in applications from qualified candidates at postdoctoral and research associate levels.

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Undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD at UMass Medical School should apply directly to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Program.