Researcher

Dr Wei Deng

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Wei Deng is a Senior Lecturer of Engineering at University of New South Wales Australia and also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University Australia.

Dr Deng was one of co-founders of a startup company, RadioDynamic Therapeutics Inc. (2020). 


My Grants

  • NHMRC Ideas Grant, “New therapeutic option for lymph node metastasis in rectal cancer: radiation-triggered photodynamic...view more

Dr Wei Deng is a Senior Lecturer of Engineering at University of New South Wales Australia and also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University Australia.

Dr Deng was one of co-founders of a startup company, RadioDynamic Therapeutics Inc. (2020). 


My Grants

  • NHMRC Ideas Grant, “New therapeutic option for lymph node metastasis in rectal cancer: radiation-triggered photodynamic therapy in deep tissue”(2020, 3 years)
  • National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation project grant, “Nanostrategy for X-ray triggered chemotherapy towards rectal cancer treatment” (2020-2021) 
  • Career Development Fellowship, Cancer Institute NSW 2020, 3 years

My Research Activities

Dr Deng has led the projects on development of diverse triggerable nanomaterials for cancer treatments, including an X-ray (or light) triggered liposomal delivery platform and polymer nanocarriers. These engineered gene/drug delivery systems are now a major strength of her research profile, attracting internal, cross-disciplinary and industry collaborations. Her work has been published in the prestigious journals including Nature Communications, ACS Central Science, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and Advanced Materials.

 

 

 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Nanocarriers, drug delivery, nanotechnology application in cancer therapy, nanomaterials 


Currently supervising

3 PhD students

5 undergrad students


My Engagement

2015-Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research Network, Sydney, Australia

2016- The Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia

2018- The Translational Cancer Research Network, Sydney, Australia


My Teaching

My teaching area was focused on nanomedicine (drug delivery and bioimaging) and pharmaceutical design of nanomaterials (eg. liposomes)

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