Dr. Claudia Corbo received her PhD degree in Molecular Oncology at the European School of Molecular Medicine (www.semm.it), joint between the University of Naples “Federico II” and University of Milan, in 2012. She did her first post-doctoral training in the research organization CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies (Naples, Italy) where her research was mainly devoted on the discovery of tumor biomarkers by means of proteomic and mass spectrometry. In 2013, she joined the Center for Biomimetic Medicine at the Houston Methodist Research Institute (Houston, TX) to perform her second post-doc. Her research was focused on understanding events at the nano–bio interface, with particular focusing on bio-inspired nanoparticles. She currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She is working on protein corona formation and nanoparticle/cell interaction to explore possible novel nano-therapeutic cancer applications.
Dr. Shahed Behzadi received his Ph.D. from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in 2016 and he currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS). The main subject of his doctoral project was to develop advanced stimuli-responsive organic and inorganic nanocapsules with enhanced capabilities for selective-release of payloads. Dr. Behzadi is currently developing cutting-edge nanotechnology drug delivery systems with the ability to diagnose cancerous cells, target infecting bacteria and induce bone regeneration. The ultimate goal of his current research is to clinically translate these nanomedicines.
Dr. Jianxun Ding is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Farokhzad lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS). He received his B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2007, and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in 2013. During his Ph.D., he was awarded the 2012 President Excellence Award of CAS and more than 10 other awards. He has published a series of high-impact academic papers and applied for over 60 Chinese invention patents in the field of biomedical polymer materials. His research interests focus on (1) synthesis of functional biodegradable polymers, (2) exploitation of stimuli-responsive polymers for controlled drug delivery, and (3) preparation of polymer nanoparticles as adjuvants of immunotherapy.
Dr. Ye Zhang is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD degree at Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Fudan University in 2018. During the PhD study, she was focusing on the development of flexible electronics aiming at wearable and biomedical applications, and had created a new family of fiber-shaped energy and electronic devices with high performances. Her current research interest covers functional materials and sensing devices for early and accurate detection of diseases.