Dr. Frank Gu 

Frank Gu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Frank Gu received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University. During his Ph.D. program, he was awarded the Japanese Society the Promotion of Science (JSPS) summer fellowship to work on nanoparticle formulation at the University of Tokyo. In 2006, he was award with NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship to join the Laboratory of Professor Robert Langer lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he pursued in-depth research training in nanomedicine and drug delivery. He is an expert in the development of nanotherapeutics and diagnostic modalities targeting human and animal diseases. His research on the formulation of disease-targeted nanoparticles has generated over 20 papers, and 15 US and World pending patent applications. His technologies related to the precise engineering of therapeutic nanoparticles have been licensed to several biotechnology companies including BIND Biosciences and Selecta Biosciences as their core technologies for the manufacturing of clinical grade targeted nanoparticles.