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Wang Yiguang



Prof. Yiguang Wang, Ph.D., Principle Investigator

NSFC Excellent Young Scientist

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Professional Career

2015.3-Present:  Assistant Professor (PI), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, China

2010.6-2015.2:  Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

2008.7-2010.5:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2005.9-2008.7:  Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutics, Peking University, China

2002.9-2005.7:  M.Sc., Department of Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China

1998.9-2002.7:  B.Sc., School of Pharmacy, Shandong University, China


Research Area

Pharmaceutics and Nanomedicine


Research Interests

(1)  Stimuli-responsive nano-drug delivery system

(2)  Nanotechnological strategies for cancer theranostics

(3)  Intracellular trafficking and mechanism of nano-drug delivery system


Awards and Honors

2017 Senofi Young Scientist Award in Bio-pharmaceuticals from Chinese Pharmaceutical Association

2016 Excellent Young Scientist of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

2015 Young Scientist Award in Pharmaceutical Science from Chinese Pharmaceutical Association


Selected Publications

1. Wang Y, Zhou K, Huang G, Hensley C, Huang X, Ma X, Zhao T, Sumer BD, DeBerardinis RJ, Gao J*. A nanoparticle-based strategy for the imaging of a broad range of tumours by nonlinear amplification of microenvironment signals. Nature Materials . 2014, 13, 204-212.

This paper was highlighted by Nature/Science-Business eXchange (Cover Story, SciBX , 7(1); doi:10.1038/scibx.2014.1), Nature Materials , Nano Today , and other media such as Materials Research Society and Chemistry World from Royal Society of Chemistry.

2. Wang Y*, Wang C, Li Y, Huang G, Zhao T, Ma X, Wang Z, White MA, Sumer BD, Gao J*. Digitization of Endocytic pH by Hybrid Ultra-pH Sensitive Nanoprobes at Single Organelle Resolution. Advanced Materials . 2017, 29, 1603794. (*Corresponding author)

3. Ma X#, Wang Y# (equal contribution), Zhao T, Su LC, Li Y, Huang G, Sumer BD, Gao J*. Ultra-pH Sensitive Nanoprobe Library with Broad pH Tunability and Fluorescence Emissions. Journal of American Chemcial Society .2014, 136, 11085-11092.

This paper was featured in ACS Editor’s Choice , Chemical & Engineering News , and JACS Spotlights .

4. Zhou K#, Wang Y# (equal contribution), Huang X?, Luby-Phelps KK, Sumer BD, Gao J*. Tunable, Ultra-Sensitive pH Responsive Nanoparticles Targeting Specific Endocytic Organelles in Living Cells. Angewandte Chemie International Edition .2011, 50, 6109-6114.

5. Wang Y#, Yang T#, Wang X, Dai W, Wang JC, Zhang X, Li Z and Zhang Q*. Materializing sequential killing of tumor vasculature and tumor cells via targeted polymeric micelle system. Journal of Controlled Release . 2011, 149, 299-306.

6. Wang C, Wang Y, Li Y, Bodemann B, Zhao T, Ma X, Huang G, Hu Z, DeBerardinis RJ, White MA*, Gao J*. A nanobuffer reporter library for fine-scale imaging and perturbation of endocytic organelles. Nature Communications . 2015, 6, 8524.


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