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Research interests

We are interested in the development of therapeutics and diagnostics at the interface of immunology and engineering. Specifically, we are working on drug delivery systems for enhancing delivery of antigen and adjuvant to lymphoid organs and manipulating immune functions in the context of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmunity. Our focus is on translational research using nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, cell and tissue engineering to detect and improve immune responses in vivo. Current projects include design of biomaterials to recruit and expand cytotoxic CD8 T cells to eradicate metastatic tumors and prevent HIV infection.

Keywords

  • vaccine
  • nanotechnology
  • biomaterials
  • immunology

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Research Output 2003 2017

  • 2623 Citations
  • 24 Scopus h-Index
  • 30 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
Cross-Priming
Antigen Presentation
Liposomes
Dendritic Cells
Antigens
Bioterrorism
Vaccination
Vaccines
Pathogens
Disease Outbreaks

Vaccine nanoparticles for protection against HIV infection

Aikins, M. E., Bazzill, J. & Moon, J. J. Mar 1 2017 In : Nanomedicine. 12, 6, p. 673-682 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoparticles
HIV Infections
HIV-1
Vaccines
human immunodeficiency virus
12 Citations

High-Density Lipoproteins: Nature's Multifunctional Nanoparticles

Kuai, R., Li, D., Chen, Y. E., Moon, J. J. & Schwendeman, A. Mar 22 2016 In : ACS Nano. 10, 3, p. 3015-3041 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lipoproteins
Cholesterol
Nanoparticles
Proteins
Drug delivery
3 Citations

Synthetic high-density lipoprotein nanoparticles: A novel therapeutic strategy for adrenocortical carcinomas

Subramanian, C., Kuai, R., Zhu, Q., White, P., Moon, J. J., Schwendeman, A. & Cohen, M. S. Jan 1 2016 In : Surgery. 159, 1, p. 284-294 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adrenocortical Carcinoma
HDL Lipoproteins
Nanoparticles
Cholesterol
Hydrocortisone