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Hao Cheng

Hao Cheng

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

LeBow 332B
Nanobiomaterials & Cell Engineering Laboratory


  • PhD  Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2005
  • MS  Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2001
  • BE  Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1999

Professional History

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007-2012
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Medicine, ENH Institute, Northwestern University, 2006-2007

Selected Publications

  1. Zhou H., Fan Z.Y., Lemons P.K., Cheng H.* A facile approach to functionalize cell membrane-coated nanoparticles. Theranostics 6, 1012-1022 (2016).
  2. Zhou H., Fan Z.Y., Deng J.J., Lemons P.K., Arhontouslis D.C., Bowne W.B., Cheng H.*  Hyaluronidase embedded in nanocarrier PEG shell for enhanced tumor penetration and highly efficient antitumor efficacy. Nano Letters 16, 3268-3277 (2016).
  3. Wang Q.1, Cheng H.1*, Peng H., Zhou H., Li P.Y., Langer R.* Non-genetic engineering of cells for drug delivery and cell-based therapy. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 91, 125-140 (2015). (1authors contribute equally)
  4. Fan Z.Y., Zhou H., Li P.Y., Speer J.E., Cheng H.* Structural elucidation of cell membrane-derived nanoparticles using molecular probes. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2, 8231-8238 (2014).
  5. Gu Z., Aimetti A., Wang  Q., Dang T.T.,  Zhang Y.L., Veiseh O., Cheng H., Langer R., Anderson D.G. Injectable nano-network for glucose-mediated insulin delivery. ACS Nano 7, 4194-4201 (2013).
  6. Kastrup C.J., Nahrendorf M., Figueiredo J.L., Lee H., Kambhampati S., Lee T., Cho S-W., Gorbatov R., Iwamoto Y., Dang T.T., Dutta P., Yeon J.H., Cheng H., Pritchard C.D., Vegas A.J., Siegel C.D., MacDougall S., Okonkwo M., Stone J.R., Coury A.J., Weissleder R., Langer R., Anderson D.G. Painting Blood Vessels and Atherosclerotic Plaques with an Adhesive Drug Depot. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  109, 21444-21449 (2012).
  7. Cheng H., Byrska-Bishop M., Zhang C.T., Kastrup C.J., Hwang N.S., Tai A.K., Lee W.W., Xu X.Y., Nahrendorf M., Langer R., Anderson D.G. Stem cell membrane engineering for cell rolling using peptide conjugation and tuning of cell-selectin interaction kinetics. Biomaterials 33, 5004-5012 (2012).