Wen Zhong

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Dr. Wen Zhong has been focusing on the application of nanotechnology in biomaterials since she joined the University of Manitoba in 2005. Specifically, she conducts research on 1) multifunctional nanofibers for wound care and tissue engineering; 2) nano-carriers for therapeutic agents (e.g. anticancer drugs, antibacterial agents); 3) Transport in nanofibrous materials. Her research has been support by NSERC, CFI, MHRC and NSF China.

Biomedical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering
Biomaterials, Materials Science and Engineering
Nanofibers/nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, functional nanofibers for biomedical and uses, trans-dermal drug delivery, transport behaviour of fibrous/biomedical materials, biodegradable polymers
Master Student position, PhD Student position

Requirements: MSc (BS if applying for MS program) in Material Science/Engineering/ (bio)chemistry /biomedical or related disciplines. Interest and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: electrospinning, nanofibrous materials, targeted drug delivery, biodegradable membrane/structures.

Contact Dr. Wen Zhong with CV, research statement, sample publications, names and contact of three references.

Biomedical engineering in drug delivery.

1. Jiang, J., Wan, W., Ge, L., Bu, S., Zhong, W., Xing, M. (2015). Mussel-inspired nanofibrous sheet for suture-less stomach incision surgery. Chemical Communications, 51(41): 8695-8698.

2. Zhong, W. (2015). Efficacy and Toxicity of Antibacterial Agents Used in Wound Dressings. Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, 34(1): 61-67.

3. Zhou, M., Liu, S., Jiang, Y., Ma, H., Shi, M., Wang, Q., Zhong, W., Liao, W., Xing, M. (2015). Doxorubicin‐Loaded Single Wall Nanotube Thermo‐Sensitive Hydrogel for Gastric Cancer Chemo‐Photothermal Therapy. 25(29): 4730-4739.

4. Li, W., Guan, T., Zhang, X., Wang, Z., Wang, M., Zhong, W., Feng, H., Xing, M., Kong, J. (2015). The effect of layer-by-layer assembly coating on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(5):3018-3029.

5. Wan, W., Zhang, S., Ge, L., Li, Q., Fang, X., Yuan, Q., Zhong, W., Ouyang, J., Xing, M. (2015). Layer-by-layer paper-stacking nanofibrous membranes to deliver adipose-derived stem cells for bone regeneration. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 10: 1273.

6. Wan, W., Li, Q., Gao, H., Ge, L., Liu, Y., Zhong, W., Ouyang, J., Xing, M. (2015). BMSCs laden injectable amino-diethoxypropane modified alginate-chitosan hydrogel for hyaline cartilage reconstruction. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3(9): 1990-2005.

7. Liu, S., Ko, A., Li, W., Zhong, W., and Xing, M. (2014). NIR initiated and pH sensitive single-wall carbon nanotubes for doxorubicin intracellular delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(9):1125-1135. (Featured on the front cover of Issue 9).

8. Zhou, J., Chen,J., Sun, H., Qiu, X., Mou, Y., Liu, Z., Zhao, Y., Li,X., Han, Y., Duan, C., Tang, R., Wang, C., Zhong, W., Liu, J., Luo, Y., Xing, M., and Wang, C. (2014). Engineering the heart: Evaluation of conductive nanomaterials for improving implant integration and cardiac function. Scientific Reports (by Nature Publishing), DOI:10.1038/srep03733.

9. Chen, J., Qiu, X., Wang, L., Zhong, W., Kong, J., and Xing M. (2014). Free‐Standing Cell Sheet Assembled with Ultrathin Extracellular Matrix as an Innovative Approach for Biomimetic Tissues. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(15): 2216-2223.

10. Chen, J., Li, X., Gao, L., Hu, Y., Zhong, W., Xing, M. (2014). A Facile Strategy for In Situ Controlled Delivery of Doxorubicin with a pH-Sensitive Injectable Hydrogel. Nano Life, 4 1441001

11. Chen, J., Shi, M., Liu P., Ko, A., Zhong, W., Liao W., and Xing, M. (2014). Reducible polyamidoamine-magnetic iron oxide self-assembled nanoparticles for doxorubicin delivery. Biomaterials, 35: 1240-1248.

12. Tian, Y., Glogowska, A., Zhong, W., Klonisch, T., and Xing, M. (2013). Polymeric mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a pH-responsive switch to control doxorubicin intracellular delivery. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1: 5264-5272.

13. Chen, J., Ouyang, J., Kong, J., Zhong, W., Xing, M. (2013). Photo-crosslinked and pH sensitive biodegradable micelles for doxorubicin delivery. ACS applied Materials & Interfaces, 5: 3108-3117.

14. Baker, M.L., Chen, Y., Laguë, C., Landry, H., Peng, Q. and Zhong W. (2013). Fiber Yield and Energy Requirement of Hew Decortication Using a Hammermill. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 29:453-460.

15. Khan, M. M. R., Chen, Y., Laguë, C., Landry, H., Peng, Q. and Zhong W. (2013). Hemp decortication using the drop weight method. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 29: 79-87.

16. Guzman, L., Chen, Y., Potter, S., Zhong, W., and Rahman, M, (2013). Application of stochastic modelling for simulating hemp fibre peeling behavior. Canadian Biosystem Engineering, 55: 21-28.

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