Our paper entitled “An Avidity-based PD-L1 Antagonist Using Nanoparticle-Antibody Conjugates for Enhanced Immunotherapy” has been accepted for publication by Nano Letters. The authors are Jiyoon, Ashita, Mari, Woo-jin, Mike, Kara, Luke, Elizabeth, Dr. Wheeler, and Dr. Hong. Congratulations!
Our recent development of an exosome-based liquid biopsy has been accepted for publication by Nano Letters. “Immunoavidity-based capture of tumor exosomes using poly(amidoamine) dendrimer surfaces” was written by Mike, Ashita, Jiyoon, Jack, and Dr. Hong in collaboration with Dr. Kimple.
Our undergraduate researcher, Steven Do, is the awardee of the Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship this year! Congratulations Steve!
The Hong lab is one of six research groups to be awarded funding from UW-Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) SEED program. The new funding will help to bring a new liquid biopsy technology for exosomes from the lab to market.
Our paper entitled “Surface engineering for efficient capture of circulating tumor cells in renal cell carcinoma: From nanoscale analysis to clinical application”is published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. The research was conducted by Jiyoon, Ashita, Luke, Mike, Woo-jin, and Dr. Hong, in addition to collaborators at Duke University and University of North Carolina.
Our lab’s research has been featured on wisc.edu, “Cheap nanoparticles stimulate immune response to cancer in the lab”
Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) accepts our paper entitled “Nanoparticle Conjugation Stabilizes and Multimerizes β-Hairpin Peptides to Effectively Target PD-1/PD-L1 β-Sheet-Rich Interfaces” for publication! The authors are Woo-jin, Jiyoon, Yanxiao, Adam, Ashita, Dr. Kral and Dr. Hong. Congratulations!
A Pharm Sci PhD student Kaila Javious-Jones joins our team as a new graduate student. Welcome Kaila!
A Pharm Sci PhD student Caroline Hopkins joins our team as a new graduate student. Caroline will be co-advised by Dr. Glen Kwon and Dr. Hong. Welcome Caroline!
We would like to congratulate our recent graduate Jason Bugno for being selected as the winner of outstanding thesis award from UIC this year. He is one of the only 5 awardees selected from all PhD graduates of the entire campus of the year! It is also a great honor to the entire group, producing two outstanding thesis awardees over the years. The first one was Yang Yang who currently serves as Staff Reviewer/Scientist at FDA.
Dr. Hao-jui Hsu, our former PhD student, has recently accepted a position offer from Pfizer where he will join as a Senior Scientist in July. Upon graduation, Dr. Hsu has spent two years at FDA as a postdoc. Congratulations!
Kara wins an award for a poster presented at the Annual PharmD and Pharm-Tox Symposium. Congratulations!
A Pharm Sci PhD student Adam Drelich joins our team as a new graduate student. Welcome Adam!
Kara has been awarded the Ronald T. and Pamela K. Borchardt Scholarship. Congratulations!
Dr. Hong, Mike, and Jiyoon present the lab’s research at the ASME NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference in Los Angeles.
Congratulations to our former student Dr. Ryan Pearson, who will begin as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy on July 1.
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews published a special issue on nanotechnology and CTC as reliable cancer biomarkers, co-edited by Dr. Hong and Dr. Wang.
The Hong lab welcomes Dr. Woo-jin Jeong as a postdoctoral researcher.
Ashita passed her prelim and is on her way to earning a PhD. Congratulations!
Our paper entitled “Multivalent binding and biomimetic cell rolling improves the sensitivity and specificity of circulating tumor cell capture” is published by Clinical Cancer Research, co-authored by Ja Hye, Sin-jung, Mike, and Dr. Hong in collaboration with Dr. Wang at UNC and Dr. Zhang at Duke University.
Our very first clinical work on circulating tumor cell capture published by Clinical Cancer Research is highlighted on the University Communications campus news site.
Our paper entitled “Noncatalytic Endosialidase Enables Surface Capture of Small-Cell Lung Cancer Cells Utilizing Strong Dendrimer-Mediated Enzyme-Glycoprotein Interactions” is published by Analytical Chemistry, co-authored by Hao-jui, Ja-Hye, and Dr. Hong.
Dr. Hong is featured in an article on entrepreneurs from the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.
The Hong lab presents four posters at the School of Pharmacy Research Day. Mike wins an award for best poster by a postdoc.
Our paper entitled “Integration of biomimicry and nanotechnology for significantly improved detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs)” is published by Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, co-authored by Ja Hye, Sin-jung, Dr. Wang, and Dr. Hong.
The Hong lab welcomes Dr. Jiyoon Bu as a postdoctoral researcher.
The Hong lab welcomes undergraduate researchers Juae Kim from Ewha Womans University, Minji Jung from Yonsei University, Angie Chun from Yonsei University, and Vedant Bodke from the UW-Madison College of Engineering.
Jason wins an award for a poster presented at the Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Hong presents an invited colloquium talk in a series of global tech entrepreneurship at Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
Dr. Hong gives invited talks at the Chunnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea and in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
Dr. Hong visits National University of Singapore (NUS), presenting an invited seminar in its Pharmacy department.
The laboratory presents four posters for the Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Day. Ashita was awarded second place for presenting “A Novel Exosome-Dendrimer-Magnetic Nanoparticle Hybrid System for Cancer Cell Targeting.”
Dr. Hong’s recent arrival to UW-Madison School of Pharmacy is highlighted by the school!
The Hong lab is officially moved to UW-Madison School of Pharmacy and Dr. Hong joins its faculty as Professor.
Our paper entitlted “Eradication of acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3 ligand-targeted miR-150 nanoparticles” is published by Cancer Research. This is our 2nd paper coming out of the collaboratioin with Dr. Chen group. Members of our group, Jason (co-first author), Yang, and Dr. Hong (co-corresponding author), co-authored this exciting paper!
Our paper entitlted “Tuninig the Selectivity of Dendron Micelles through Variations for the Poly(ethylene glycol) Corona” is accepted for publication by ACS Nano! The authors are Ryan, Soumyo, Hao-jui, Matt, Marilyn, Dr. Kral, and Dr. Hong.
Jason receives 2016 AAPS Graduate Fellowship that is given to only 4 Pharmaceutical Science students in the US. Congratulations!
Our collaborative paper entitlted “miR-22 has a potent anti-tumour role with therapeutic potential in acute myeloid leukaemia” is on-line published by Nature Communications! This paper reports our collaboration with Dr. Jianjun Chen’s group at U of Cincinnati (formerly at U of Chicago). Among many authors of our collaborators at U of Chicago and U of Cincinnati, members of our group, including Jason, Yang, and Dr. Hong, are listed as co-authors.
Our recent article published in WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology is selected for the cover image! The paper is entitled “Recent Advances in Nanotechnology-based Detection and Separation of Circulating Tumor Cells” co-authored by Ja Hye, Kevin, Sin-jung, Ashley, and Dr. Hong.
Our review paper entitled “Dendrimer-based nanocarriers: a versatile platform for drug delivery” is accepted for publication by WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology. The authors are Hao-jui, Jason, Seung-ri, and Dr. Hong. Congratulations!