Janus Base Nanopieces for RNA and Small Molecule Drug Delivery

Yupeng Chen

Associate Professor

University of Connecticut

Professor Yupeng Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He received his bachelor degree from Fudan University in China and pursued his Master degree in biomedical engineering and Ph.D. in nanomaterials and nanomedicine at Brown University. Prof. Chen has a long-term interest in translating advances from nanotechnology into medical applications. In particular, he focuses on engineering self-assembled Janus-base nanotubes into various non-covalent architectures for tissue engineering and drug/gene delivery. His work has resulted in several US and international patents successfully licensed to industry. Prof. Chen serves as the Principal Investigator of several competitive research grants such as NIH R01. He has also won several prestige awards including the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from NSF.