Our mission is to develop and evaluate DNA-inspired Janus Base Nanomaterials for tissue engineering and drug/gene delivery. 

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  • We are going into Space in 2022!
    We are on the front page of the BME website here!!! It will be a great year for us! We are going to space! Our PI, Professor Yupeng Chen received a grant titled “Engineering Multiple-Compartment Cartilage Tissue Construct for Space and terrestrial Applications” from the NSF and Center of the Advancement of Science in Space […]
    Posted on August 28, 2020
  • SoE Poster Competition
    Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with everyone. It is an unprecedented time now that everything is close at UConn (Almost) I hope everyone is home safe and sound! On March 11th of 2020, right before the campus closed, Jin and I (Anne) were able to participate in SoE Poster Competition for Graduate Students! […]
    Posted on March 25, 2020
  • UConn RNA on Valentine’s
    On February 14th 2020, UConn Chemistry Department, together with RNA society and Lexogen hosted a UConn RNA Salon 2020. It was an hour seminar talking about the thing most of us enjoy! SCIENCE! Our first-year Ph.D., Jin, was given the opportunity to present his work on his current research, titled “DNA-inspired Nanopiece for enhanced endosomal […]
    Posted on February 27, 2020
  • Orthopaedic Research Society 2020
    The past week Dr. Libo Zhou, our postdoc, attended ORS 2020 to present one of our research topics, titled “Anti-cancer Drug Delivery via DNA-inspired Janus-based Nanotubes” ORS 2020 was held in Phoenix, Arizona on 8-11 February 2020. Dr. Zhou had some time to walk around Phoenix as well and she loved it! She went to […]
    Posted on February 16, 2020