The overall goal of my research is to develop novel nanomaterials and nanotechnology for advanced therapy and diagnosis. In particular, I focus on three directions:
1) Nucleic acid delivery via a newly discovered vehicle, Nanopiece, for treatment of arthritis and other diseases;
2) Molecular diagnosis for non-invasive, real time gene detection in living systems;
3) Multi-functional biomimetic matrix for cartilage and bone tissue engineering.