Chenjie Xu, PhD

Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Xu obtained his B.Sc. degree in Department of Intensive Instruction of Nanjing University (2002). From 2002 to 2004, he studied at HKUST under the direction of Prof. Bing Xu (Brandeis University) about the synthesis and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for protein separation. From 2004 to 2005, he was a visiting scholar in the molecular imaging program at Stanford with Prof. Jianghong Rao, designing self-illuminating quantum dots for cancer imaging. From 2005 to 2009, he did his PhD at Prof. Shouheng Sun’s group of Brown University, focusing on the synthesis of novel platforms of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications including drug delivery and molecular imaging. From 2009-2012, he did his postdoc with Prof. Jeffrey M. Karp at HST in the field of stem cell engineering and drug delivery. Dr. Xu is mainly interested in designing smart materials for disease diagnosis and therapy. Currently the focus of his lab is to design stimulus-responsive nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis and therapy.