Dec. 24  Our “Smart Insulin Patch" was selected as one of “Top 10 Images of 2015" by ScienceMagazine! Read more…


Oct., 29 – Yue's work on “transformable liquid-metal nanomedicine" has been accepted by Nature Communications! Congratulations!!!

Oct. 28 – Dr. Gu was invited to be a keynote speaker at the ASME 5th NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference, Houston, TX, 2016.

Oct. 24 – Dr. Gu was invited to give a talk at a “Therapeutic Peptide" Conference orgainized by Sanofi in Paris, France, 2016.

Sep. 25 – Dr. Gu was invited to give lecutres at a “Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymers Workshop" organized by Lucideon in Cambridge, England, 2015.

Sep. 10 – Jin got a position in InCube Labs, LLC in San Jose! Congratulations!!! Enjoy California Sunshine! We will miss you!!!

Sep. 5 – Dr. Gu was invited to give a video lecutre for Nagoya University in the end of this October.

Aug. 18 – Dr. Gu was awarded one of this year's TR35 Global Top Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review! Congratulations! Read more…


Aug., 18 – Dr. Gu was selected as one of 2015 Young Innovators in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE)! He will give an invited talk in a special session in the BMES meeting. Congratulations!

Aug., 6 – Dr. Gu was selected in the program of ACademic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) for his proposal of launching a SMART Therapeutics Center between UNC and NC State. Congratulations!!!

Aug., 5 – Jin 's work on “strech-triggered drug delivery band" has been accepted by ACS Nano. Congratulations!!!

Aug., 4 – Quanyin's work using platelet membrance-coated nanocarriers for anticancer drug delivery has been accepted by Advanced Materials and selected as a VIP paper. Congratulations!!!

Aug., 3 – Wujin's work on “CRISPR-CAS9 Delivery" has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations!!!

July 20 – Dr. Gu was selected to co-organize a Symposium on “Nanomedicines: Targeting and Clearance" for the 251th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, 2016, together with Dr. Jie Zheng, Dr. Jin Xie, Dr. Zhenjia Wang and Dr. Gang Han.

Jun. 29 – A team made by Dr. Gu and Dr. Bruce Cairns, the director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center won $15,000 in a research speed-dating and pitch competition organized by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their “Painkiller" team proposed several transformative ideas for delivery of painkiller. See press release.

Jun. 23 – Jicheng's work has been published on PNAS and received many media coverages, including Science's homepage headline news, Washiongton PostC&EN NewsThe TelegraphYahoo NewsChemistry World…Congratulations!!!

Jun. 2 – Dr. Gu was invited to give talk in the 75th ADA Annual Meeting in Boston.

Apr. 6 – Dr. Chao Wang joined the BHEL! Welcome on board!!

Mar. 5 – The BHEL joined the American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes North Carolina VIP Social.

Mar. 4 – Dr. Gu was invited to give an invited lecture in the 17th International Drug Delivery Symposium, Salt Lake City, 2015

Feb. 18 – Denis's work on “dual-wavelength triggered cancer therapy" has been accepted by Nanoscale. Congratulations!!!

Feb. 12 – Tianyue and Ryan's work has been highlighted as a cover of Advanced Materials and received many media coverages! Congratulations!!!

Feb. 1 – Dr. Gu was accepted to join the UNC Department of Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism Division)!

Jan. 10 – Dr. Gu was invited to give talk in the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Denver.

Jan. 7 – Dr. Gu received a prestigeous Pathway Award from the American Diabetes Association! “This $1.625 million award supports a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity for diabtes research". See this year's recipients listPress ReleaseNews & Observer Headline


Jan. 6 – As a Co-PI, Dr. Gu received the TraCS $50K Pilot Award for developing new anticancer formulation. Congratulations! TraCS grant is supported by the NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.