MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Postdoctoral Fellows

Kai Cheng, MD, PhD

Kai Cheng, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Molecular Imaging Chemistry Laboratory (CMICL)


PhD, Chemistry Department, University of Vermont
MS & BS, Material Science and Technology Department, University of Science and Technology of China

Contact Information:

Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection
1501 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: 650-736-2845
Fax: 650-721-6921
E-mail: kaicheng@stanford.edu

Research Interests:

Synthesis, self-assembly and development of high-quality, well-defined nanostructures and the investigation of their novel chemical and physical properties at the nanoscale, and further improvement of current biomedical application of the nanoparticles for the target delivery of therapeutic molecules, early detection and imaging of cancers, and single-molecule detection.

Recent Publications:

  1. Cheng K, Peng S, Xu CJ, Sun SH. Porous Hollow Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery and Controlled Release of Cisplatin. J Am Chem Soc 2009;131:10637-44.
  2. Cheng K, Blumen SR, Macpherson MB, Steinbacher JL, Mossman BT, Landry CC. Enhanced uptake of porous silica microparticles by bifunctional surface modification with a targeting antibody and a biocompatible polymer. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2010;2:2489-95.
  3. Cheng K, Landry CC. Diffusion-based deprotection in mesoporous materials: a strategy for differential functionalization of porous silica particles. J Am Chem Soc 2007;129:9674-85.
  4. Blumen SR, Cheng K, Ramos-Nino ME, et al. Unique uptake of acid-prepared mesoporous spheres by lung epithelial and mesothelioma cells. Am J Resp Cell Mol 2007;36:333-42.

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