BIOE Seminar: Porphysomes and beyond
Friday, April 1, 2022
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Hybrid: A. James Clark Hall, Room 2121
University of Toronto
Porphysomes and beyond - the path to clinical translation
About the speaker
Dr. Zheng is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cancer Nanomedicine at the University of Toronto, and the Associate Research Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Center. He obtained his BSc in 1988 from Hangzhou University and PhD in 1999 from State University of New York at Buffalo. Following a postdoctoral training in photodynamic therapy at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, he joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Radiology and moved to Canada in 2006. His lab is best known for introducing the activatable photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and the porphysome nanotechnology for cancer imaging and therapy. Dr. Zheng is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and an Associate Editor for Bioconjugate Chemistry.