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Drug DELIVERY Specific Seminar – Liangfang Zhang, PhD




Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series

Biomimetic Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

(Drug DELIVERY Specific Seminar)

  • Liangfang Zhang, PhD
  • University of California San Diego

The global incidence of infections caused by bacteria and viruses has been increasing, which imposes a major threat to public health given the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with these diseases. Nanoparticle technology has enabled a wide array of improvements in the treatment of infectious diseases, ranging from improved efficacy in drug delivery to enhanced immunogenicity of vaccines. Among the different bio-inspired nanotechnology strategies, utilization of cellular membrane material for nanoparticle preparation presents a unique top-down approach that offers the advantage of being able to completely replicate the surface antigens and functions of source cells. Herein, I discuss the biological functionalization of polymeric nanoparticles with a layer of membrane coating derived from natural cells. Specifically, I will focus on the use of these cell-mimicking nanoparticles for the treatment of bacterial and viral infections.

Hosted by Seungpyo Hong

Friday, September 23, 2022
8:40 AM – 9:50 AM

2336 Rennebohm Hall

This event is brought to you by: Pharmaceutical Sciences Division