Welcome to Biophotonics and Medicinal Chemistry Lab!


The goal of our laboratory is to develop innovative strategies for drug discovery and delivery to eradiate cancer using biophotonic and medicinal chemistry tools. Current research foci are 1) light-activated drug release, 2) dual functioning near IR BODIPY dyes for photodynamic therapy (PDT) and fluorescence image, and 3) anti-cancer drug discovery.

Lab News

# Dr. Thapa's manuscript, "Folate-PEG conjugates of a far-red light-activatable paclitaxel prodrug ...." was accepted to ACS Omega. Congrats Dr. Thapa! - Sep. 2017

# Dr. Li's paper, "Quantitative modeling of ... far-red light-activatable prodrugs: implications in stimuli-responsive drug delivery system" was published online in J. Pharmacokinet. Pharmacodyn. Congrats Dr. Li! - Sep. 2017

# Dr. Bio's paper, "Efficient activation of visible light-activatable CA4 prodrug..." was published in Chem. Comm. Congrats Dr. Bio! - Feb. 2017

# Dr. You was awarded Idea Award grant from DoD/CDMRP Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) for developing a light-based therapy for Non-muscle invasive bladder cancers! - Jul. 2017