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Gang Zheng

Gang Zheng

Professor
University of Toronto
Canada

Biography

Gang Zheng, BSc (Hangzhou University), PhD (State University of New York at Buffalo), is Professor at the Department of Medical Biophysics (primary), the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (cross), the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (cross), University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist and the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum/Brazilian Ball Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, and the Scientific Lead of Nanotechnology and Radiochemistry at the Techna Institute, UHN. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary research interests are nanomedicine, molecular imaging and phototherapy, with focus on clinically translatable technology to combat cancers. His recent porphysome discovery was named one of the “top 10 cancer breakthroughs of 2011” by the Canadian Cancer Society. He is currently leading a CIHR Team Grant on Nanomedicine and also leading the joint UHN/UofT effort in creating a CFI Nanomedicine Fabrication Center.

Research Interest

Nanomedicine Molecular imaging Phototherapy Image-guided intervention Porphyrins