• Dr. Yuan Tang joined the Bioengineering department as an Assistant Professor in August 2019. Prior to joining UToledo, he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. During his Ph.D. study at Florida International University and postdoctoral training at Widener University, Dr. Tang gained substantial expertise in the applications of nanotechnology in designing targeted drug delivery systems for the treatment of breast cancer and heart disease. His current research focuses on the applications of nanotechnology for developing vascularized microfluidics-based biomimetic systems for drug screening as well as studying the role of endothelial cell inflammation in a variety of different pathological conditions. He is also developing targeted drug delivery systems utilizing natural or induced inflammatory responses in human endothelium, which includes the identification and selection of upregulated adhesion molecules in endothelial cells, synthesis and characterization of nano- or micro-sized drug carriers, drug payload internalization and controlled release, and characterization of various drug delivery routes under different disease conditions. The work of Dr. Yuan Tang has applications in the fields of nanotechnology, molecular imaging, drug delivery and radiation oncology.

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  • Yuan Tang


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