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2023
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Congratulations Xuelin!

02/13/2024

Congratulations to Xuelin Wang on defending her PhD dissertation today!

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Congratulations Xuelin!

12/12/2023

Congratulations!  Xuelin's manuscript, Biomimetic Bacterial Capsule for Enhanced Aptamer Display and Cell Recognition has been accepted by Journal of the American Chemical Society (IF:16.383)!

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Congratulations Connie and Lidya!

11/02/2023

Congratulations!  Connie and Lidya's manuscript, Elastic macroporous matrix-supported in situ formation of injectable extracellular matrix-like hydrogel for carrying growth factors and living cells has been accepted for publication in Macromolecular Bioscience!

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Congratulations Brandon!

06/12/2023

Congratulations to Brandon Davis on defending his PhD dissertation today!

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Congratulations Kyungsene!

06/08/2023

Congratulations to Kyungsene being awarded with the John C. and Joanne H. Villforth Scholarship!

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Celebrate Lunch!

12/21/2022

Dr. Wang took the lab to lunch to celebrate the end of year 2022!

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Welcome Connor!

8/23/2022

We are excited to officially welcome Connor to our lab!

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Congratulations Lidya!

2/14/2022

Congratulations to Lidya Abune on defending her PhD dissertation today!

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Congratulations Lidya!

2/9/2022

Lidya Abune’s first-author manuscript, Development of biomimetic extracellular matrix with the functions of protein sequestration and cell attachment using dual aptamer-functionalized hydrogels, has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (IF: 9.229).

Congratulations Lidya!

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Welcome Dr. Naveen Singh!

1/10/2022

We are excited to officially welcome Dr. Naveen Singh to our lab!

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Lunch with Nan & Dr. Wang!

8/20/2021

Dr. Wang hosted a lunch to celebrate Nan’s visit to Penn State and the arrival of several new students. We are so grateful to Nan for sharing his experiences as a post doctoral fellow at John Hopkins University! 

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Congratulations Lidya and Brandon! 

6/15/2021

Lidya and Brandon’s review article, Aptamer-functionalized hydrogels: An emerging class of biomaterials for protein delivery, cell capture, regenerative medicine, and molecular biosensing, has been accepted for publication in WIRE Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology. (IF: 9.182).

Congratulations Lidya and Brandon! 

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Congratulations Kyungsene! 
 

4/23/2021

Keith has been accepted into the Translational Science Fellowship (TSF), a summer experiential program providing focused on clinical and translational research!

Congratulations Kyungsene! 

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​​Congratulations Xiaolong!

3/9/2021

Lab alumni Xiaolong has received the PSU College of Engineering 40 under 40 award.

Congratulations Xiaolong on this outstanding achievement!

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Congratulations Lidya!

1/25/2021

Lidya Abune’s review article, Affinity Hydrogels for Protein Delivery, has been accepted for publication in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. (IF: 11.523).

Congratulations Lidya!

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​​Congratulations Peng!

9/29/2020

Dr. Peng Shi’s review article, Synthetic DNA for Cell Surface Engineering, has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. (IF: 12.257).

 

Congratulations Peng!

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Welcome Keith Kyungsene Lee!

8/17/2020

We are excited to officially welcome Kyungsene to our lab!

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Congratulations Peng!

8/1/2020

Dr. Peng Shi has accepted an assistant professor position at the South China University of Technology. He will leave the Wang lab today to travel home.

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Congratulations James!

5/28/2020

Jame Coyne’s co-first-author manuscript, Psoriasis-associated impairment of CCL27/CCR10-derived regulation leads to IL-17A/IL-22-producing skin T cell over-activation, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IF: 14.110). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Na Xiong of the UT Health San Antonio. 

Congratulations James!

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Congratulations Dr. Wang!

4/23/2020

Dr. Wang’s special issue article, Special Issue: leaders in Biomedical Engineering, has been accepted for publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. (IF: 4.511).

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Coronavirus Research

4/20/2020

We are excited to announce the lab has been awarded a second internal grant from the Penn State Coronavirus Research Seed Fund to further investigate the ongoing pandemic COVID-19. 

Check out an article about both projects here!

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COVID 19 RESEARCH

3/18/2020

We are excited to announce the lab has been awarded a portion of the Penn State Coronavirus Research Seed Fund to further investigate the ongoing pandemic COVID-19. 

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Congratulations James!

1/3/2020

James has been awarded the Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship for engineering, business, and entrepreneurship.

Congratulations James!

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Congratulations James!

12/15/2019

James Coyne’s first-author manuscript, Development of Hydrogel-like Biomaterials via Nanoparticle Assembly and Solid-hydrogel Transformation, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Controlled Release (IF: 7.901).

Congratulations James!

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Congratulations!

10/18/2019

Brandon, James, Lidya and Peng all presented posters at the 51st annual Biomedical Engineering Society conference in Philadelphia this week!

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Congratulations Dr. Wang!

9/11/2019

Congrats to Dr. Wang for receiveing the 2019 PSEAS Outstanding Research Award!

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Welcome Xuelin!

8/26/2019

We are excited to officially welcome Xuelin to our lab!

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Congratulations Nan!

6/5/2019

Congratulations to Nan Zhao on defending his PhD dissertation today!

Nan will be heading to Johns Hopkins University to complete his postdoctoral research in Dr. Peter Searson’s lab.

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Collaboration with Dr. Keefe Manning!

5/9/2019

We are excited to announce that our collaboration with Dr. Keefe Manning’s group has received a 2019 Innovative Project Award from the American Heart Association (AMA).

In this project, we will develop programmable materials for drug delivery and anti-thrombosis.

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Congratulations Nan!

4/26/2019

Nan Zhao’s first-author manuscript, Dual Aptamer-functionalized In Situ Injectable Fibrin Hydrogel for Promotion of Angiogenesis via Co-delivery of VEGF and PDGF-BB, has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (IF: 8.456).

Congratulations Nan!

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Congratulations Maria Guevara!

4/11/2019

Congratulations to Maria Guevara on becoming a NSF GRFP recipient!

Maria is a former Wang lab member, briefly joining the lab for a summer REU experience in 2017.

Maria is currently a senior studying at the University of Florida. She will begin her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2019.

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Congratulations Emily!

4/7/2019

Undergraduate researcher Emily Schwartz has accepted a 6-month co-op with Johnson & Johnson. She will be working in the Consumer R&D division.

Congratulations Emily!

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Congratulations Nan!

1/8/2019

Nan Zhao’s first-author manuscript, Assembly of Bifunctional Aptamer–Fibrinogen Macromer for VEGF Delivery and Skin Wound Healing, has been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials (IF: 9.890).

Congratulations Nan!

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Congratulations Jinping!

12/18/2018

Dr. Jinping Lai’s first-author manuscript,  Programmed Degradation of Hydrogels with a Double-Locked Domain, has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (IF: 12.102).

In this work, a programmable hydrogel has been developed with dual-factor molecular authentication. It holds great potential for temporospatial regulation of drug delivery, cell engineering and regenerative medicine.

Congratulations Jinping!

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Congratulations James and Lidya!

8/1/2018

Congratulations to James and Lidya on passing their comprehensive exams this week!

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Congratulations Dr. Wang!

5/15/2018

Dr. Wang was awarded a five-year $2 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). This grant was awarded for a collaborative project with Dr. Na Xiong, professor of immunology in the College of Agricultural Science at Penn State. The focus of this grant is the development of semi-synthetic biomaterial wound dressings.

Read the full article here.

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Congratulations David!

4/23/2018

Undergraduate researcher David earned the Douglas and Regina Evans Award for Research. This honor is awarded annually to one student whose research toward an undergraduate honors thesis exceeds expectations in quality, depth, and breadth.

Congratulations David!

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Congratulations Peng!

1/29/2018

Dr. Peng Shi’s first-author manuscript,  Polyvalent display of biomolecules on live cells, has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. (IF: 12.102).

Congratulations Peng!

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Congratulations Xiaolong!

01/19/2024

Congratulations on our lab's alumnus Xiaolong(Tom) Zhang winning the Highest Honor of the College of Engineering!

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Congratulations Xuelin!

12/08/2023

Congratulations!  Xuelin's manuscript, Display of Polyvalent Hybrid Antibodies on the Cell Surface for Enhanced Cell Recognition has been accepted for publication in Small Methods(IF:15.367)!

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Congratulations Naveen and Yixun!

08/15/2023

Congratulations!  Our work on one-step, instrument-free, and amplification free aptamer selection is now accepted in principle for publication by Nature Biotechnology

(Naveen and Yixun; equal contribution)

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Congratulations Brandon!

06/08/2023

Brandon Davis’ first-author manuscript, Deoxyribonucleic Acid-Based Polyvalent Ligand–Receptor Binding for Engineering the Cell Surface with Nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules (IF: 6.092).

Congratulations Brandon!

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Congratulations Kyungsene!

06/05/2023

Kyungsene’ first-author manuscript, Nanoparticle‐Decorated Biomimetic Extracellular Matrix for Cell Nanoencapsulation and Regulation has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

(IF: 15.336).

Congratulations Kyungsene!

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Congratulations Naveen!

9/1/2022

Naveen got his faculty position in the Indian Institutes of Technology Delhi. Congratulations Naveen!

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Celebratory Lunch!

2/14/2022

Dr. Wang took the lab to lunch to celebrate Lidya defending her dissertation and the recent publications by Lidya, Brandon and Xuelin.

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Congratulations Brandon!

2/10/2022

Brandon Davis’ first-author manuscript, Bidirectional supramolecular display and signal amplification on the surface of living cells has been accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules (IF: 6.988).

Congratulations Brandon!

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Congratulations Lidya!

1/17/2022

Lidya Abune’s co-first-author manuscript, Ultrasensitive detection of small biomolecules using aptamer-based molecular recognition and nanoparticle counting, has been accepted for publication in Biosensors and Bioelectronics (IF: 10.618).

Congratulations Lidya!

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Congratulations Xuelin!
 

1/4/2022

Xuelin Wang’s first-author manuscript, Synthetic DNA for Cell Surface Engineering: Experimental Comparison between Click Conjugation and Lipid Insertion in Cell Viability, Engineering Efficiency and Displaying Stability, has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (IF: 9.229).

Congratulations Xuelin!

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Great Work Lidya & Brandon!

7/13/2021

Advanced Science News featured  Lidya and Brandon’s review in a recent article, Hydrogels with biomimetic intelligence.

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Congratulations James!

5/17/2021

Lab alumni Dr. James Coyne started his new job at BioAgilytix Labs as a Scientist. 

Congratulations James!

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Congratulations Emily! 
 

3/22/2021

Undergraduate researcher Emily Schwartz has accepted from Boston University to pursue a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology & Biochemistry!

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Congratulations James!

2/12/2021

Congratulations to James Coyne on defending his PhD dissertation today!

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Welcome Connie Wen!

1/19/2021

We are excited to officially welcome Connie to our lab!

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Congratulations Huizhen!
 

8/31/2020

Dr. Huizhen Jia has accepted a postdoctoral fellow position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She will leave the Wang lab today to travel to her new home.

Congratulations Huizhen!

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Congratulations Brandon!

8/6/2020

Congratulations to Brandon on passing his comprehensive exams today!

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Congratulations Lidya!
 

7/13/2020

Lidya has been awarded the Harry G. Miller Fellowship in Engineering.

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Congratulations Nan!

5/8/2020

Dr. Nan Zhao’s first-author manuscript, Exogenous signaling molecules released from aptamer-functionalized hydrogels promote the survival of mesenchymal stem cell spheroids, has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (IF: 8.456).

Congratulations Nan!

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Congratulations Peng!
 

4/22/2020

Dr. Peng Shi has been awarded the CAB Trainee from the Chinese Association of Biomaterials for his remarkable scientific achievements.

Congratulations Peng!

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Congratulations Peng!

4/17/2020

Dr. Peng Shi’s first-author manuscript, In situ synthesis of aptamer-based polyvalent antibody mimic on the cell surface for enhanced immune-cancer cell interactions, has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (IF: 12.257).

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Congratulations Akiho!

3/11/2020

Akiho recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. She has accepted an offer from Pfizer Japan to work in Tokyo.

 

Congratulations Akiho!

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Holiday Lunch!

12/21/2019

We were so happy to host several of our alumni for a holiday lunch! Alumni Zhaoyang, Niancao, Xiaolong, and Shihui were able to catch-up with the newest lab members and share their post-graduate experiences.

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Lunch w/ Nan & Dr. Wang!

12/14/2019

Dr. Wang took the lab to lunch to celebrate Nan’s visit to Penn State. It was wonderful to hear about the beginning of Nan’s time as a post doctoral fellow at John Hopkins University!

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New Manuscript

10/10/2019

A new manuscript  has been accepted for publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (IF: 4.511). This work is based on the collaboration with Dr. Henry Donahue at Virginia Commonwealth University. [PDF]

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Lab Tour & BBQ!

8/31/2019

We were so happy to host several of our alumni for a tour of our new lab and a reunion BBQ! Alumni Zhaoyang, Niancao, Xiaolong, and Shihui were able to meet many of the newest lab members and share their post-graduate experiences.

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Congratulations Lidya!

7/27/2019

Congratulations to Lidya! She celebrated her bridal shower with several members of the lab in Washington D.C. this weekend.

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Cookout w/ Dr. Wang!

5/24/2019

Dr. Wang hosted a cookout for the lab to celebrate a successful move into the new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building (CBEB). The new laboratory and office space looks amazing.

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Congratulations Peng!

4/30/2019

Dr. Peng Shi’s first-author manuscript, DNA-templated Synthesis of Biomimetic Cell Wall for Nanoencapsulation and Protection of Mammalian Cells, has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications (IF: 12.353).

Congratulations Peng!

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Congratulations Lidya!
 

4/17/2019

Lidya Abune’s first-author manuscript,  Macroporous hydrogels for stable sequestration and sustained release of VEGF and bFGF using nucleic acid aptamers, has been accepted for publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (IF: 4.511).

Congratulations Lidya!

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Congratulations Merryl!

4/7/2019

Merryl Augustine has accepted a full-time job offer from Frontage Laboratories as an Associate Scientist. 

Congratulations Merryl!

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Congratulations Allison!

4/7/2019

Undergraduate researcher Allison Brown has been accepted to the Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute (STCSI) Program at Penn State University. She will continue working in Dr. Yong Wang’s lab in the brand new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building (CBEB) over the summer. 

Congratulations Allison!

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Erin Visits!

12/28/2019

Wang lab alum Erin visits the lab with her family during the holiday break.

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Busy Week!

8/20/2018

Dr. Huizen Jia begins her role in the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

Brandon officially begins his Ph.D. training.

Stefanie joins the lab as a Masters student.

 

Welcome to the lab!

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Congratulations Dr. Wang!

6/28/2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Wang a three-year grant.

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Congratulations Everyone!

5/4/2018

Undergraduate researchers Akiho, David, and Brandon graduated tonight with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the College of Engineering.

Brandon and David also earned Honors in Biomedical Engineering from the Schreyer Honors College.

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Congratulations Dr. Wang!

3/4/2018

Dr. Wang’s invited review article, Programmable Hydrogels, has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials.(IF: 8.806).

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