Biomaterials; bio-interfaces; drug delivery; implants; medical devices; biosensors; coatings; computational chemistry
Current Research Interest
Low immunogenic materials; immunomodulatory materials; engineered materials and peptides; safe and targeting viral and non-viral drug delivery systems; immunotherapy; vaccines; tissue scaffolds; stem cells; organoids; environmentally benign materials and coatings
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Fellow
American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow
Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science, AIChE
10th Dvorak Lecture, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
University of Washington Entrepreneurship Fellow
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Zhang, Lei, Zhiqiang Cao, Tao Bai, Louisa Carr, Jean-Rene Ella-Menye, Colleen Irvin, Buddy D. Ratner, and Shaoyi Jiang. “Zwitterionic Hydrogels Implanted in Mice Resist the Foreign-body Reaction.” Nature Biotechnology 31 (2013): 553–556.
Bai, Tao, Jianqiang Li, Andrew Sinclair, Suzan Imren, Fabiola Merriam, Fang Sun, Mary Beth O'Kelly, Cynthia Nourigat, Priyesh Jain, Jeffrey J. Delrow, Ryan S. Basom, Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Peng Zhang, Bowen Li, Shelly Heimfeld, Shaoyi Jiang, and Colleen Delaney. “Expansion of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Culture in a Zwitterionic Hydrogel.” Nature Medicine 25 (2019): 1566–1575.