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Benjamin Tang, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-502-7074
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-3807-0480 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDPhD06/2009Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    University of Delaware, Newark, DEBChE05/2003Chemical Engineering
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    1. Gao Y, He Z, He X, Zhang H, Weng J, Yang X, Meng F, Luo L, Tang BZ. A Dual-Color Emissive AIEgen for Specific and Label-Free Double-Stranded DNA Recognition and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Detection. J Am Chem Soc. 2019 Nov 13. PMID: 31721575.
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    2. Feng W, Su Q, Ma Y, Dzolic Z, Huang F, Wang Z, Chen S, Tang BZ. Tetraphenylbenzosilole: An AIE Building Block for Deep-blue Emitters with High Performance in Non-doped Spin-coating OLEDs. J Org Chem. 2019 Nov 12. PMID: 31711293.
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    3. Lee MMS, Xu W, Zheng L, Yu B, Leung ACS, Kwok RTK, Lam JWY, Xu FJ, Wang D, Tang BZ. Ultrafast discrimination of Gram-positive bacteria and highly efficient photodynamic antibacterial therapy using near-infrared photosensitizer with aggregation-induced emission characteristics. Biomaterials. 2019 Nov 05; 119582. PMID: 31718884.
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    4. Wei P, Zhang X, Liu J, Shan GG, Zhang H, Qi J, Zhao W, Sung HH, Williams ID, Lam JWY, Tang BZ. New Wine in Old Bottles: Prolonging Room-Temperature Phosphorescence of Crown Ethers by Supramolecular Interactions. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2019 Oct 16. PMID: 31621154.
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    5. Viglianti L, Xie N, Sung HHY, Voityuk AA, Leung NLC, Tu Y, Baldoli C, Williams ID, Kwok RTK, Lam JWY, Licandro E, Blancafort L, Tang BZ. Unusual Through-Space Interactions between Oxygen Atoms that Mediate Inverse Morphochromism of an AIE Luminogen. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2019 Oct 15. PMID: 31614054.
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    6. Li Q, Li Y, Min T, Gong J, Du L, Phillips DL, Liu J, Lam JWY, Sung HHY, Williams ID, Kwok RTK, Ho CL, Li K, Wang J, Tang BZ. Time-Dependent Photodynamic Therapy for Multiple Targets: A Highly Efficient AIE-Active Photosensitizer for Selective Bacterial Elimination and Cancer Cell Ablation. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2019 Sep 26. PMID: 31557385.
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    7. Liu Z, Zou H, Zhao Z, Zhang P, Shan GG, Kwok RTK, Lam JWY, Zheng L, Tang BZ. Tuning Organelle Specificity and Photodynamic Therapy Efficiency by Molecular Function Design. ACS Nano. 2019 Oct 22; 13(10):11283-11293. PMID: 31525947.
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    8. Zheng Z, Li D, Liu Z, Peng HQ, Sung HHY, Kwok RTK, Williams ID, Lam JWY, Qian J, Tang BZ. Aggregation-Induced Nonlinear Optical Effects of AIEgen Nanocrystals for Ultradeep In Vivo Bioimaging. Adv Mater. 2019 Sep 16; e1904799. PMID: 31523871.
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    9. Yu Y, Xu Z, Zhao Z, Zhang H, Ma D, Lam JWY, Qin A, Tang BZ. In Situ Generation of Red-Emissive AIEgens from Commercial Sources for Nondoped OLEDs. ACS Omega. 2018 Nov 30; 3(11):16347-16356. PMID: 31458270.
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    10. Schneider CS, Xu Q, Boylan NJ, Chisholm J, Tang BC, Schuster BS, Henning A, Ensign LM, Lee E, Adstamongkonkul P, Simons BW, Wang SS, Gong X, Yu T, Boyle MP, Suk JS, Hanes J. Nanoparticles that do not adhere to mucus provide uniform and long-lasting drug delivery to airways following inhalation. Sci Adv. 2017 Apr; 3(4):e1601556. PMID: 28435870.
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    11. Dong Y, Wang W, Veiseh O, Appel EA, Xue K, Webber MJ, Tang BC, Yang XW, Weir GC, Langer R, Anderson DG. Injectable and Glucose-Responsive Hydrogels Based on Boronic Acid-Glucose Complexation. Langmuir. 2016 08 30; 32(34):8743-7. PMID: 27455412.
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    12. Jhunjhunwala S, Alvarez D, Aresta-DaSilva S, Tang K, Tang BC, Greiner DL, Newburger PE, von Andrian UH, Langer R, Anderson DG. Frontline Science: Splenic progenitors aid in maintaining high neutrophil numbers at sites of sterile chronic inflammation. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 08; 100(2):253-60. PMID: 26965635.
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    13. Dong Y, Dorkin JR, Wang W, Chang PH, Webber MJ, Tang BC, Yang J, Abutbul-Ionita I, Danino D, DeRosa F, Heartlein M, Langer R, Anderson DG. Poly(glycoamidoamine) Brushes Formulated Nanomaterials for Systemic siRNA and mRNA Delivery in Vivo. Nano Lett. 2016 Feb 10; 16(2):842-8. PMID: 26727632.
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    14. Jhunjhunwala S, Aresta-DaSilva S, Tang K, Alvarez D, Webber MJ, Tang BC, Lavin DM, Veiseh O, Doloff JC, Bose S, Vegas A, Ma M, Sahay G, Chiu A, Bader A, Langan E, Siebert S, Li J, Greiner DL, Newburger PE, von Andrian UH, Langer R, Anderson DG. Neutrophil Responses to Sterile Implant Materials. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137550. PMID: 26355958.
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    15. Chou DH, Webber MJ, Tang BC, Lin AB, Thapa LS, Deng D, Truong JV, Cortinas AB, Langer R, Anderson DG. Glucose-responsive insulin activity by covalent modification with aliphatic phenylboronic acid conjugates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 24; 112(8):2401-6. PMID: 25675515.
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    16. Veiseh O, Tang BC, Whitehead KA, Anderson DG, Langer R. Managing diabetes with nanomedicine: challenges and opportunities. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2015 Jan; 14(1):45-57. PMID: 25430866.
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    17. Webber MJ, Khan OF, Sydlik SA, Tang BC, Langer R. A perspective on the clinical translation of scaffolds for tissue engineering. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Mar; 43(3):641-56. PMID: 25201605.
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    18. Yang M, Yu T, Wood J, Wang YY, Tang BC, Zeng Q, Simons BW, Fu J, Chuang CM, Lai SK, Wu TC, Hung CF, Hanes J. Intraperitoneal delivery of paclitaxel by poly(ether-anhydride) microspheres effectively suppresses tumor growth in a murine metastatic ovarian cancer model. Drug Deliv Transl Res. 2014 Apr 01; 4(2):203-9. PMID: 24816829.
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    19. Dong Y, Eltoukhy AA, Alabi CA, Khan OF, Veiseh O, Dorkin JR, Sirirungruang S, Yin H, Tang BC, Pelet JM, Chen D, Gu Z, Xue Y, Langer R, Anderson DG. Lipid-like nanomaterials for simultaneous gene expression and silencing in vivo. Adv Healthc Mater. 2014 Sep; 3(9):1392-7. PMID: 24623658.
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    20. Yang M, Yu T, Wang YY, Lai SK, Zeng Q, Miao B, Tang BC, Simons BW, Ensign LM, Liu G, Chan KW, Juang CY, Mert O, Wood J, Fu J, McMahon MT, Wu TC, Hung CF, Hanes J. Vaginal delivery of paclitaxel via nanoparticles with non-mucoadhesive surfaces suppresses cervical tumor growth. Adv Healthc Mater. 2014 Jul; 3(7):1044-52. PMID: 24339398.
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    21. Invernale MA, Tang BC, York RL, Le L, Hou DY, Anderson DG. Microneedle electrodes toward an amperometric glucose-sensing smart patch. Adv Healthc Mater. 2014 Mar; 3(3):338-42. PMID: 24039157.
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    22. Gu Z, Dang TT, Ma M, Tang BC, Cheng H, Jiang S, Dong Y, Zhang Y, Anderson DG. Glucose-responsive microgels integrated with enzyme nanocapsules for closed-loop insulin delivery. ACS Nano. 2013 Aug 27; 7(8):6758-66. PMID: 23834678.
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    23. Ensign LM, Tang BC, Wang YY, Tse TA, Hoen T, Cone R, Hanes J. Mucus-penetrating nanoparticles for vaginal drug delivery protect against herpes simplex virus. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jun 13; 4(138):138ra79. PMID: 22700955.
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    24. Suh J, An Y, Tang BC, Dempsey C, Huang F, Hanes J. Real-time gene delivery vector tracking in the endo-lysosomal pathway of live cells. Microsc Res Tech. 2012 May; 75(5):691-7. PMID: 22095650.
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    25. Suk JS, Boylan NJ, Trehan K, Tang BC, Schneider CS, Lin JM, Boyle MP, Zeitlin PL, Lai SK, Cooper MJ, Hanes J. N-acetylcysteine enhances cystic fibrosis sputum penetration and airway gene transfer by highly compacted DNA nanoparticles. Mol Ther. 2011 Nov; 19(11):1981-9. PMID: 21829177.
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    26. Aich U, Meledeo MA, Sampathkumar SG, Fu J, Jones MB, Weier CA, Chung SY, Tang BC, Yang M, Hanes J, Yarema KJ. Development of delivery methods for carbohydrate-based drugs: controlled release of biologically-active short chain fatty acid-hexosamine analogs. Glycoconj J. 2010 May; 27(4):445-59. PMID: 20458533.
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    27. Koskimaki JE, Karagiannis ED, Tang BC, Hammers H, Watkins DN, Pili R, Popel AS. Pentastatin-1, a collagen IV derived 20-mer peptide, suppresses tumor growth in a small cell lung cancer xenograft model. BMC Cancer. 2010 Feb 01; 10:29. PMID: 20122172.
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    28. Tang BC, Dawson M, Lai SK, Wang YY, Suk JS, Yang M, Zeitlin P, Boyle MP, Fu J, Hanes J. Biodegradable polymer nanoparticles that rapidly penetrate the human mucus barrier. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 17; 106(46):19268-73. PMID: 19901335.
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    29. Tang BC, Fu J, Watkins DN, Hanes J. Enhanced efficacy of local etoposide delivery by poly(ether-anhydride) particles against small cell lung cancer in vivo. Biomaterials. 2010 Jan; 31(2):339-44. PMID: 19796810.
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    30. Suh J, Choy KL, Lai SK, Suk JS, Tang BC, Prabhu S, Hanes J. PEGylation of nanoparticles improves their cytoplasmic transport. Int J Nanomedicine. 2007; 2(4):735-41. PMID: 18203439.
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    31. Smith JD, Tang BC, Robinson AS. Protein disulfide isomerase, but not binding protein, overexpression enhances secretion of a non-disulfide-bonded protein in yeast. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2004 Feb 05; 85(3):340-50. PMID: 14748090.
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