Shaoqin "Sarah" Gong, PhD
Position title: Vilas Distinguished Professor and Advancing Vision Science Professor
Retina Research Foundation Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Phone: (608) 316-4311
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715
Keywords: Nanomedicines, biomaterials, CRISPR genome editing, tissue engineering scaffolds
BS 1991, Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
BS 1991, Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
MS 1994, Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
PhD 1999, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong’s research group focuses on the design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel biomaterials and nanomedicines. For instance, Dr. Gong’s lab has developed various types of multifunctional drug/agent nanocarriers to treat and diagnose a number of major health concerns including eye diseases. In addition, the Gong Lab has also developed a variety of biomaterials for tissue engineering applications such as photoreceptor replacement therapy. She presently has five grants related to eye diseases including an NIH R24 grant on developing novel gene therapy for LCA and BEST diseases, and a DOD grant on developing novel 3D microstructured photoreceptor and retinal epithelium cells.