Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
PhD, University of Michigan
Dr. Weihong Tan, the University of Florida Distinguished Professor and V. T. and Louise Jackson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida, is our principal investigator and well recognized for work in chemical biology, molecular engineering, and bionanotechnology. Tan’s group now has more than 25 students, post-docs and research scientists.
Our group focuses mainly on molecular sciences for biomedical studies and applications. Our overall strategy is to combine our strength in understanding/manipulating molecules to design, develop and apply new molecular technologies and new materials for significant biomedical problems directly affecting human health and for a better understanding of fundamental molecular processes in biological systems. We are mainly concerned with two major areas of biomedical problems: cancer and learning and memory studies. We have three areas of research activities: bionanotechnology, molecular engineering and chemical biology.