The Optical Therapeutics and Nanotechnology Lab integrates nanoscience and photobiology to help fight disease and improve daily lives. Dr. Huang's group engineers nanometer-scale objects that allow optical and biophysical manipulation of the disease at various levels.
This approach could facilitate the study of physiological barriers to drug delivery, immune tolerance, and molecular drug resistance in living animals and in clinical trials.
The established photo-responsive nanotechnology could give a broadly enabling platform for a wide variety of applications, ranging from personalized healthcare to military and security. The lab's educational initiatives focus on the development of resources for engineering students and science educators to further their knowledge in photobiology and photochemistry and to foster a sense of community.