Tao Sun, PhD

Tao Sun, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Tao Sun
My primary research goal is to develop translational focused ultrasound (FUS) technologies in advancement of drug delivery and immunomodulation for treating cancer and neurological diseases. To overcome biological barriers which challenge drug delivery applications significantly, ultrasound-activated oscillating microbubbles are used to create stresses locally on nearby vasculature/tissue or induce biomechanical effects that promote drug penetration into tissue. The mechanical perturbations would further facilitate enhanced immune responses and neuronal activity interference. In Mitragotri Lab, I am mainly working on investigating (A) drug delivery via bio-synthetic systems and bio-inspired nanoparticles after FUS-induced blood-brain barrier disruption; (B) theranostic feasibility via particle hitch-hacking during FUS immunotherapy for brain cancer. I am co-advised by Prof. Nathan McDannold at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Longwood – 221 Longwood Ave, EBRC 521, Boston, MA 02115
Cambridge – Northwest Building B160, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138