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Zhenjia Wang Lab Laboratory for Disease-Driven Design of Nanotherapeutics

Recent Publications


  1. Wang, S, Gao, J., Wang, Z*., Outer Membrane Vesicles (OMVs) for Vaccination and Targeted Drug Delivery. WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. (2018). (Invited Review)
  2. Wang, S+., Dong, X+., Gao, J., Wang, Z*., Targeting Inflammatory Vasculature by Extracellular Vesicles. The AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) Journal, 20, 37 (2018) (Invited Review).
  3. Chu, D+., Dong, X+., Shi, X., Zhang, C., Wang, Z*., Neutrophil-based Drug Delivery Systems. AdvMater. 1706245-1706253 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201706245 (Invited Review).
  4. X., Chu, D., Wang, Z*., Neutrophil-mediated Delivery of Nanotherapeutics across Blood Vessel Barrier. Therapeutic Delivery. 9, 29-35 (2018) (Invited review).
  5. Yurkin, S#., Wang, Z*., Cell-membrane-derived Nanoparticles: Emerging Clinical Opportunities for Targeted Drug Delivery. Nanomedicine (UK)), 12, 2007-2019 (2017). (Online:
  6. Chu, D., Dong, X., Zhao, Q., Gu, J., Wang, Z*. Photosensitization Priming of Tumor Microenvironments Improves Delivery of Nanotherapeutics via Neutrophil Infiltration. Adv. Mater 29, 1701021-1701028 (2017).


  1. Gao, J., Wang, S., Wang, Z*., High Yield, Scalable and Remotely Drug-loaded Neutrophil-derived Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) for Anti-inflammation Therapy. Biomaterials, 135, 62-73 (2017).
  2. Dong, X+., Chu, D+., Wang, Z*., Nanoparticle Hitchhiking of Immune Cells for Targeted Drug Delivery. Theranostics, 7(3), 751-763 (2017)
  3. Wang, Z*., Imaging Nanotherapeutics in Inflamed Vasculature by Intravital Microscopy. Theranostics, 6 (13), 2431-2438 (2016) (invited review).
  4. Chu, D., Zhao, Q., Yu, J., Zhang, F., Zhang, H. Wang, Z*., Nanoparticle Targeting of Neutrophils for Improved Cancer Immunotherapy. Healthc. Mater. 5, 1088-1093, (2016).
  5. Gao, J., Chu, D., Wang, Z*., Cell Membrane-formed Nanovesicles for Disease Targeted Delivery. Control. Rel. 224, 208-216 (2016).
  6. Chu, D., Gao, J., Wang, Z*., Neutrophil-mediated Delivery of Therapeutic Nanoparticles across Blood Vessel Barrier for Treatment of Inflammation and Infection. ACSNano 9, 11800-11811 (2015).
  7. Wang, Z*., Caveolae-mediated Delivery of Therapeutic Nanoparticles across Blood-Endothelial Barrier. Austin J Anal. Pharm. Chem. 1, 2-3 (2014)
  8. Wang, Z., Jing, L., Cho, J., Malik, A. B. Prevention of vascular inflammation by nanoparticle targeting of adherent neutrophils. Nature Nanotech. 9, 204-210 (2014).
  9. Wang, Z., Malik, A. B., Squeezing Nanoparticles across Blood-Endothelial Barriers via Caveolae, Therapeutic Delivery. 4(2), 131-133 (2013)
  10. Wang, Z., Tiruppathi, C., Cho, J., Minshall, R. D., A. B. Malik, A. B., Delivery of Nanoparticle-complexed Drugs across Vascular Endothelial Barrier via Caveolae. IUBMB Life 63(8), 659-667. (2011)
  11. Wang, Z., Tiruppathi, C., Minshall, R. D., A. B. Malik, A. B., Size and Dynamics of Caveolae Studied using Nanoparticles in Living Endothelial Cells. ACS Nano 3(12), 4110-4116 (2009)
  12. Zhang, Y., Wang, Z., Ng, M., Rothberg, L. J., Conformational Reorganization and Solvation Dynamics of Dendritic Oligothiophenes. Phys. Chem. B. 111, 13211 (2007)
  13. Wang, Z., L. J. Rothberg, L. J., Structure and Dynamics of Single Conjugated Polymer Chromophores by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. ACS Nano 1(4), 299-306 (2007)
  14. Pan, S., Wang, Z., Rothberg, L. J., Fluorescence Enhancement of Adsorbed Dye Monolayers by a Silver Nanoparticle Overlayer. Phys. Chem. B 110, 173831 (2006)
  15. Wang, Z*., Pedrosa, H., Krauss, T., Rothberg, L. J., Exciton Binding Energy in Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Rev. Lett.  96, 047403 (2006)
  16. Wang, Z., Rothberg, L. J., Correlations between Silver Nanostructure Density and Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering. Phys. B 84, 289 (2006)
  17. Wang, Z., Samuel, I. D. W., Energy Transfer from a Polymer Host to a Europium Complex in Light-Emitting Diodes. Lumin.  111, 199 (2005)
  18. Wang, Z., Rothberg, L. J., Origins of Blinking in Single Molecule Raman Spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. B 109, 3387 (2005)
  19. Wang, Z., Pan, S., Krauss, T. D., Du, H., Rothberg, L. J., The Structural Basis for Giant Enhancement Enabling Single-molecule Raman Scattering. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100, 8638 (2003)
  20. Beeby, A., Bettington, S., Samuel, I. D. W., Wang, Z., Tuning the Emission of Cyclometalated Iridium Complexes by Simple Ligand Modification. Mater. Chem. 13(1), 80 (2003)
  21. Chen, X., Xu, Z., Feng, T., Hou, Y., Liu, S., Deng, Z., Wang, Z., Feng, B., Xu, X., Transient Electroluminescence of Blended Polymer Light-emitting Diodes.   Met.  137, 1137 (2003)
  22. Gao, X., Wang, Z*., Deng, Yiu, S., Chen, X., Zhang, X., Feng, B., Han, J., Energy Transfer from PVK to Europium Complex in Electroluminescence. J. of Rare Earths 20(2), 173 (2002)
  23. Yang, S., Xu, Z., Wang, Z., Xu, X., Recombination Efficiency in Organic Single-layer Light-emitting Diodes at High Fields.   Phys.  Lett. 79(16), 2529 (2001)
  24. Xu, X., Xu, Z.,, Hou, Y. B., Chen, X. H., Wang, Z., Zhang, X. Q., Xu, X. R., Direct Interband Transitions in Tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum Thin Films. Appl. Phys. 89(2), 1082 (2001)
  25. Yang, S., Wang, Z., Xu, Z., Hou, Y., Xu, X.,Carrier Recombination in Bilayer Organic Light-emitting Diodes at High Electric Fields. Phys.  274, 267 (2001)
  26. Wang, Z*., Chen, X., Yang, X., Yin, S., Xu, X., Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence Properties of a New PPV Derivatives Containing Oxadiazole Segments. Thin Solid Film 363, 94 (2000)
  27. Wang, Z*., Chen, X., Yang, S.Y., Xu, X. R., Electronic States in Conjugated Polymers Probed by Excimers”, Displays 21, 73 (2000)
  28. Yang, S., Wang, Z., Chen, X., Color-variable Electroluminescence from Poly(p-phenylene Vinylene) Derivative. Displays 21, 65 (2000)
  29. Yang, S., Wang, Z., Xu, Z., Chen, X., Hou, Y., Xu, X., Influence of the Electric Field on Carriers Recombination Zone in Bilayer Organic Electroluminescence Device. Sci. Bull. 45(17), 1623 (2000)
  30. Yang, S., Wang, Z., Xu, X., Zhang, L., Yang, Z., Wu, J., Electroluminescence and Photoluminescence Studies on the Europium Complex of Multiple Ligands. Spectr. Anal. 20(6), 872 (2000)
  31. Chen, X., Wang, Z., Hou, Y., Xu, X., Blue Photo-and Electroluminescence from a Novel Poly(phenylenevinylene) Oligomer Derivatives Containing Oxadiazole Segment in Main and Side Chains. Thin Solid film 363, 170 (2000)
  32. Chen, X., Wang, Z., Hou, Y., Xu, Z., Xu, X., Photoluminescence Quenching in Poy(p-phenylene vinylene) Derivatives. Displays 21, 55 (2000)
  33. Yang X., Yin, S., Wang, Z., Hou, Y., Xu, Z., Xu, X., Peng, J., Li, W., A Novel Oligomer Poly(Phenylene Vinylene) Derivative Containing Oxadiazole Segment. Phys. Lett. 17, 58 (2000)
  34. Yang, X., Hou, Y., Wang, Z., Chen, X., Xu, X., Blue Polymer Light Emitting Diodes Based on Ladder Poly(para-phenylene). Thin Solid Film 363, 211 (2000)
  35. Yang, X., Hua, Y., Yin, S., Wang, Z., Hou, Y., Xu, X., A Novel Poly(phenylene vinylene) Oligomer Derivative with Oxadiazole Segment.  Met. 111, 455 (2000)
  36. X, Chen, X., Hou, Y., Xu, Z., Yang, X., Yin, S., Wang Z., Xu, X., Blue Electroluminescence from Tri-(8-hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum Thin Film.  Chem. Phys. Lett325, 420 (2000)
  37. Lu, Z., Jiang, Q., Zhu, W., Xie, M., Hou, Y., Chen, X., Wang, Z., Novel Pyrazoline Derivative Used as Light Emitter in Blue Organic Electroluminescence Devices. Met. 111-112, 465 (2000)
  38. Lu Z., Jiang, Q., Zhu W., Xie, M., Hou, Y., Chen, X., Wang, Z., Zou, D., Tsutsui, T., Efficient Blue Emission from Pyrazolines Organic Light-Emitting Diodes.  Met. 111-112, 425 (2000)
  39. Wang, Z*., Yin, S., Yang, X., Sun, Z., Xu, X., Interchain Charge-transfer States in Poly[(2,5-diphenylene-1,3,4-oxadiazolyle)-4-4-vinylene](O-PPV) Oligomer. Phys.Lett307, 75-80 (1999)
  40. Yin, S., Wang, Z., Yang, X., Huang, W., Zhang, F., Xu, X., Synthesis, Photo- and Electroluminescence Properties of the Soluble Poly[(2,5-diphenylene-1,3,4-oxadiazole)-4,4`-vinylene]. Appl. Polym. Sci.  74, 3535 (1999)