The Day Lab develops innovative nanomaterials that enable high precision therapy of various diseases, including cancers, blood disorders, and gynecologic conditions. We also study nano/bio interactions from the sub-cellular to whole organism level to elucidate how nanoparticle architecture impacts function. The nanoparticles we develop facilitate high precision therapy by: (1) delivering nucleic acids or antibodies to inhibit genes that drive disease progression, (2) supplying heat or other agents to diseased cells in response to activation with externally applied tissue-penetrating near-infrared light, or (3) using cell-derived membranes as coatings to avoid detection by the immune system and enable cell-specific cargo delivery. Our research is at the forefront of nanomedicine, and is advancing the field by revealing important information regarding the design and implementation of nanoparticles for therapeutic applications. In the future, the information we generate and the technologies we develop may transform medical practice to improve patient care.

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