Annual Escalade Party 2022

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Kohane Lab was able to gather for our annual Escalade Party! This party celebrates Dan’s hometown of Geneva, Switzerland and its successful defense against an attempted invasion in 1602. There were many highlights of the night, including good food and even better company. The main Read More …

Xiangang Huang, Ph.D.

Education: Xiangang obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from ETH Zurich in 2016, and a B.S. degree in Applied Chemistry from Wuhan University in 2010. Research Interests: His current research focuses include siRNA delivery for gene silencing applications, mRNA delivery for in situ production of functional proteins. He is also interested in developing novel platforms Read More …

Lizhi Liu, Ph.D.

Education: Lizhi received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Eastern Finland in 2022, and a B.S. degree in Food Science and Engineering from Northwest A&F University in 2014. Research Interests: Lizhi’s research focus is design novel biomimetic nanoparticles to treat bacterial infections (e.g., sepsis). He is also interested in exploring the biophysics properties of multiple drug resistant bacteria.  Hobbies: Lizhi Read More …

Weimin Tang, Ph.D.

Education: Weimin received his B.E. from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in 2015, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2021. Research Interests: His research focuses on the design and development of polymeric nanoparticles and lipid nanoparticles for nucleic acid delivery to tackle diseases like cancer, renal disease, and venous Read More …

Qian Liu Publication Attracts Interest

“Enhancement of single upconversion nanoparticle imaging by topologically segregated core-shell structure with inward energy migration” was published in Nat Communications. The senior author, Dr. Qian Liu at Fudan University, was a postdoc in the group. Dan was a co-corresponding author. The editors at Nature Communcations have selected it as one of the 50 best papers Read More …

Shuanglong Chen, B.S.

Education: Shuanglong is studying for a master’s degree at China Pharmaceutical University, and he received a B.S. degree in pharmacy from Binzhou Medical University in 2020. Research Interests: Shuanglong’s current research focus is prodrug design. The prodrug design is a versatile, powerful method that can be applied to a wide range of parent drug molecules, Read More …

Tianrui Xue, Ph.D.

Education: Tianrui received his B.S. degree in Chemistry at Wuhan University in 2017 and his Ph.D. degree in Materials Chemistry at University of Illinois. Urbana-Champaign in 2022. Research Interests: Tianrui’s research focus is the design and development of novel polymeric system for drug delivery. He is also interested in polymer chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. Hobbies: Read More …