Wei Tao, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Prof. Wei Tao is the Farokhzad Family Distinguished Chair for Innovation (Endowed Chair), and Principal Investigator in the Center for Nanomedicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is also the first Chaired Professor as an assistant professor in his institution. He has published over 150 papers in prestigious journals including Nature/Science/Cell Press/PNAS family journals, and he is a Clarivate’s Global Highly Cited Researcher (continuously selected since 2021). Prof. Tao’s research interests include biomaterials, nanotechnology and drug delivery, as well as their various applications in translational medicine.
Prof. Tao has received multiple awards/grants including the American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award (2023), American Heart Association (AHA) Transformational Project Award (2023), AHA Collaborative Sciences Award (2019), Harvard/Brigham Anaesthesia Department Basic Scientist Grant (2018), Nanotechnology Foundation (2022), Khoury Innovation Award (2019), Center for Nanomedicine Research Fund (2019), Stepping Strong Breakthrough Innovator Award (2020), U.S. METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award (2018), MIT Technology Review Top Chinese Innovators Under 35 (2020), Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigator Award (2022), Advanced Materials Rising Star (2022), Materials Today Rising Star Award (2021), Angewandte Chemie Most Outstanding Referees Award (2021, 2022), Materials Horizons Top 10 Outstanding Reviewers Award (2019), World’s Top 2% Scientist (continuously selected since 2019), etc. He also serves on numerous editorial boards including as Founding Editor-in-Chief of Biomedical Technology (Elsevier, KeAi’s new journal); Deputy Editor of Exploration (Wiley), Associate Editor of Journal of Nanobiotechnology (Springer Nature & BMC) and Aggregate (Wiley); Guest Editor of eLife, etc.; and Editorial/Advisory Board Member of Matter (Cell Press), etc.
Subject Keywords: biomaterials, nanotechnology, RNA medicine, drug delivery
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