Dr. Ronnie H. Fang is currently an assistant project scientist in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) doing research on biomimetic nanoparticle technologies. He obtained his B.S. degrees in Engineering Physics and Biochemistry & Cell Biology before earning his Ph.D. in NanoEngineering under the mentorship of Dr. Liangfang Zhang, all at UCSD. (more)
Biomimetic nanoparticles seek to mimic many properties found in nature. My work involves the use of cell membrane-derived coatings to functionalize synthetic nanoparticles, creating a natural-synthetic hybrid structure that retains many of the properties of the original cells. This platform technology can be generalized to many different types of cell membrane types and different core materials. My goal is to apply these new class of particles to solve challenging issues facing modern medicine. Visit the Research page to learn more!