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|☑ MPhil/PhD||☑ MRes[Med]||☑ URIS|
Stimuli-triggered drug delivery systems can both increase the therapeutic efficacy and lower toxicity by selectively delivering drugs at target sites. Light is a convenient and powerful stimulus for use in such drug delivery systems because it is readily available and noninvasive and offers excellent spatiotemporal control. The power and wavelength of light can be finely tuned for different photoresponsive systems to achieve efficient targeting at the tissue, cellular, or subcellular levels. However, the restricted tissue penetration of light greatly limits the application of the systems. We are solving the problem through the following strategies:
Dr WP Wang, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Dr Weiping Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy and the Dr Li Dak-Sum Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also a Principal Investigator at the State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at HKU. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2011 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During 2012-2016, he conducted postdoctoral research under Prof Daniel Kohane at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Prof Robert Langer at Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include molecular self-assembly, photopharmacology, stimuli-responsive drug delivery, and ocular drug delivery.
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