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Zongmin Zhao

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences



IL, 60612, United States

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2097 (work)

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Research Interests:
Drug delivery, biomaterials, cellular engineering, immunomodulation.

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Undergrad Res Pharm Sci (PSCI 380), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmaceutics Drug Delivery (PSCI 510), 1/10/2022 – 5/5/2022
Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery (PSCI 510), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacokinetics (PHAR 435), 11/17/2021 – Present

Selected Publications

Zhang, Endong, Phan, Philana, Algarni, Hanan Ahmed, Zhao, Zongmin. (2022). Red Blood Cell Inspired Strategies for Drug Delivery: Emerging Concepts and New Advances. Pharmaceutical Research, 1-26. doi:10.1007/s11095-022-03328-5.

Ikeda-Imafuku, Mayumi, Wang, Lily Li-Wen, Rodrigues, Danika, Shaha, Suyog, Zhao, Zongmin, Mitragotri, Samir. (2022). Strategies to improve the EPR effect: A mechanistic perspective and clinical translation. Journal of Controlled Release, 345, 512-536. doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2022.03.043.

Zhao, Zongmin, Anselmo, Aaron C, Mitragotri, Samir. (2021). Viral vector‐based gene therapies in the clinic. Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, 7, (1), e10258. doi:10.1002/btm2.10258.

Zhao, Zongmin, Ukidve, Anvay, Krishnan, Vinu, Fehnel, Alexandra, Pan, Daniel C, Gao, Yongsheng, Kim, Jayoung, Evans, Michael A, Mandal, Abhirup, Guo, Junling, Muzykantov, Vladimir R, Mitragotri, Samir. (2020). Systemic tumour suppression via the preferential accumulation of erythrocyte-anchored chemokine-encapsulating nanoparticles in lung metastases. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 5, (5), 441-454. doi:10.1038/s41551-020-00644-2.

Zhao, Zongmin, Pan, Daniel C, Qi, Qin M, Kim, Jayoung, Kapate, Neha, Sun, Tao, Shields, C Wyatt, Wang, Lily Li‐Wen, Wu, Debra, Kwon, Christopher J, He, Wei, Guo, Junling, Mitragotri, Samir. (2020). Engineering of Living Cells with Polyphenol‐Functionalized Biologically Active Nanocomplexes. Advanced Materials, 32, (49), e2003492. doi:10.1002/adma.202003492.

Ukidve, Anvay, Zhao, Zongmin, Fehnel, Alexandra, Krishnan, Vinu, Pan, Daniel C, Gao, Yongsheng, Mandal, Abhirup, Muzykantov, Vladimir, Mitragotri, Samir. (2020). Erythrocyte-driven immunization via biomimicry of their natural antigen-presenting function. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, (30), 17727-17736. doi:10.1073/pnas.2002880117.

Zhao, Zongmin, Ukidve, Anvay, Kim, Jayoung, Mitragotri, Samir. (2020). Targeting Strategies for Tissue-Specific Drug Delivery. Cell, 181, (1), 151-167. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2020.02.001.

Zhao, Zongmin, Ukidve, Anvay, Gao, Yongsheng, Kim, Jayoung, Mitragotri, Samir. (2019). Erythrocyte leveraged chemotherapy (ELeCt): Nanoparticle assembly on erythrocyte surface to combat lung metastasis. Science Advances, 5, (11), eaax9250. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax9250.

Zhao, Zongmin, Ukidve, Anvay, Krishnan, Vinu, Mitragotri, Samir. (2019). Effect of physicochemical and surface properties on in vivo fate of drug nanocarriers. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 143, 3-21. doi:10.1016/j.addr.2019.01.002.


Ph.D., Virginia Tech, United States, 2017
B.S., East China University of Science and Technology, China, 2013

Postgraduate Training:
Postdoc, Harvard University, United States, 2021