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Principle research interests:

Working at the interface of material science, chemistry, biology, and biomedical engineering, we aim to promote healthy aging with a materials-centric approach, to innovate the treatments for degenerative diseases. Our research focuses on translational strategies to develop gene therapies for neurological disorders or chronic diseases. Ongoing research projects include 1) Nanoparticle-mediated brain mapping for precision gene therapy;  2) Gene therapy to modulate neuroinflammation; 3)Long-acting delivery of biologics for chronic disease.

We have openings for Postdoc, PhD student, Research Technician, interested applicants please email jgao [at] umass [dot] edu (jgao[at]umass[dot]edu) with cover letter and CV.

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