Dr. Shuyun Dong developed an new vaccine carrier that facilitated the direct loading of CTL epitopes onto MHC-I complexes on dendritic cell surface and enhanced the epitope-induced responses. This project is NIH-funded.

Peng Zhao engineered a recombinant nanoparticle that presented anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1) antibody in a multivalent fashion, which opened a new avenue to deliver and potentiate PD-1 antibody, an important cancer immunotherapeutic.

On The Media


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Dr. Mingnan Chen and Peng Zhao shared their passion, accomplishments, and future plans of using vaccines and iTEP vaccine carriers to fight cancer on The Scope, the University of Utah Health Sciences Radio. 

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Chen Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah

30 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 USA


UNIVERSITY  OF  UTAH     Department  of  Pharmaceutics

COLLEGE    PHARMACY    and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Chen's Laboratory for Immunotherapeutic Study