Prof. Li Tang

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013 - 2016
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 - 2012
B.S., Peking University, 2003-2007


Research Area

The overarching goal of Tang laboratory is to establish the detailed understanding of the interactions between synthetic biomaterials and the immune system, and precisely control the immune response using engineered intelligent biomaterials in order to develop effective novel immunotherapies for cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders. We leverage the power of state of the art synthetic chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology to advance the diagnosis and therapy of human diseases by modulating the immune system with smart biomaterials. The ultimate goal is to translate new materials and technologies for clinical applications. There are three major components in our research program: 1) design and syntheses of novel organic or inorganic biocompatible nanomaterials with highly controlled properties for immunoengineering; 2) study of the interdependent interactions between synthetic biomaterials/nanomedicines and the biological system, in particular the immune system; 3) precise control of the biophysicochemical properties of materials to modulate the immune responses to treat cancer and other diseases.


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Station 11
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