Gu, Luo

Assistant Professor
Materials Science And Engineering

Maryland Hall

Jump to:


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with Specialization in Multi-Scale Biology 2012, University of California - San Diego
  • Master of Science 2007, University of California - San Diego
  • Bachelor of Science 2004, Peking University
  • 2012 - 2017:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2016:  Postdoctoral Fellow Award
  • 2012:  Finalist, Honorable Mention
  • 2011:  NIBIB-HHMI Interfaces Graduate Training Fellowship
  • 2010:  Outstanding Students Abroad Award
  • 2010:  Best Student Talk Award
  • 2010:  Semitool Award
  • 2006:  Exemplary Teaching Assistant


Journal Articles
  • Lee H, Gu L, Mooney DJ, Levenston ME, Chaudhuri O (2017).  Mechanical confinement regulates cartilage matrix formation by chondrocytes.  Nature Materials.  16.  1243.
  • Bauer A, Gu L, Kwee B, Li WA, Dellacherie M, Celiz AD, Mooney DJ (2017).  Hydrogel substrate stress-relaxation regulates the spreading and proliferation of mouse myoblasts.  Acta Biomaterialia.  62.  82--90.
  • Koshy ST, Cheung AS, Gu L, Graveline AR, Mooney DJ (2017).  Liposomal Delivery Enhances Immune Activation by STING Agonists for Cancer Immunotherapy.  Advanced Biosystems.  1.  n/a--n/a.
  • Darnell M, Young S, Gu L, Shah N, Lippens E, Weaver J, Duda G, Mooney D (2017).  Substrate Stress-Relaxation Regulates Scaffold Remodeling and Bone Formation In Vivo.  Advanced Healthcare Materials.  6.  n/a--n/a.
  • Li WA, Lu BY, Gu L, Choi Y, Kim J, Mooney DJ (2016).  The effect of surface modification of mesoporous silica micro-rod scaffold on immune cell activation and infiltration.  Biomaterials.  83.  249--256.
  • Chaudhuri O, Gu L, Klumpers D, Darnell M, Bencherif SA, Weaver JC, Huebsch N, Lee H, Lippens E, Duda GN, Mooney DJ (2016).  Hydrogels with tunable stress relaxation regulate stem cell fate and activity.  Nature Materials.  15.  326--334.
  • Kennedy S, Hu J, Kearney C, Skaat H, Gu L, Gentili M, Vandenburgh H, Mooney D (2016).  Sequential release of nanoparticle payloads from ultrasonically burstable capsules.  Biomaterials.  75.  91--101.
  • Gu L, Mooney DJ (2016).  Biomaterials and emerging anticancer therapeutics: engineering the microenvironment.  Nature Reviews Cancer.  16.  56--66.
  • Chaudhuri O, Gu L, Darnell M, Klumpers D, Bencherif SA, Weaver JC, Huebsch N, Mooney DJ (2015).  Substrate stress relaxation regulates cell spreading.  Nature Communications.  6.  6365.
  • Qin Z, Joo J, Gu L, Sailor MJ (2014).  Size Control of Porous Silicon Nanoparticles by Electrochemical Perforation Etching.  Particle & Particle Systems Characterization.  31.  252--256.
  • Cezar CA, Kennedy SM, Mehta M, Weaver JC, Gu L, Vandenburgh H, Mooney DJ (2014).  Biphasic Ferrogels for Triggered Drug and Cell Delivery.  Advanced Healthcare Materials.  3.  1869--1876.
  • Gu L, Hall DJ, Qin Z, Anglin E, Joo J, Mooney DJ, Howell SB, Sailor MJ (2013).  In vivo time-gated fluorescence imaging with biodegradable luminescent porous silicon nanoparticles.  Nature Communications.  4.  2326.
  • Gu L, Fang RH, Sailor MJ, Park J (2012).  In Vivo Clearance and Toxicity of Monodisperse Iron Oxide Nanocrystals.  ACS Nano.  6.  4947--4954.
  • Gu L, Ruff LE, Qin Z, Corr M, Hedrick SM, Sailor MJ (2012).  Multivalent Porous Silicon Nanoparticles Enhance the Immune Activation Potency of Agonistic CD40 Antibody.  Advanced Materials.  24.  3981--3987.
  • Singh N, Karambelkar A, Gu L, Lin K, Miller JS, Chen CS, Sailor MJ, Bhatia SN (2011).  Bioresponsive Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Triggered Drug Release.  Journal of the American Chemical Society.  133.  19582--19585.
  • Xiao L, Gu L, Howell SB, Sailor MJ (2011).  Porous Silicon Nanoparticle Photosensitizers for Singlet Oxygen and Their Phototoxicity against Cancer Cells.  ACS Nano.  5.  3651--3659.
  • Gu L, Park J, Duong KH, Ruoslahti E, Sailor MJ (2010).  Magnetic Luminescent Porous Silicon Microparticles for Localized Delivery of Molecular Drug Payloads.  Small.  6.  2546--2552.
  • Park J, Gu L, von Maltzahn G, Ruoslahti E, Bhatia SN, Sailor MJ (2009).  Biodegradable luminescent porous silicon nanoparticles for in vivo applications.  Nature Materials.  8.  331--336.
  • Gu L, Orosco M, Sailor MJ (2009).  Detection of protease activity by FRET using porous silicon as an energy acceptor.  physica status solidi (a).  206.  1374--1376.
  • Gu L, Chew, WL, Koshy, S, Mali, P, Mooney, DJ, Church, G  "Delivery of Cas and Guide RNA Using Liposomes", 2016.
  • Gu L, Chaudhuri, O, Huebsh, ND, Darnell, MC, Young, S, Mooney, Dj  "Viscoelastic Hydrogels with Fast Stress Relaxation", 2015.
  • Gu L, Sailor, MJ, Hall, DJ, Mattreu, RF  "Time gated Fluorescence Imaging with Si-containing Particles", 2012.
  • Gu L, Sailor, MJ, Hedrick, SM, Ruff, LE, Qin, Z  "Luminescent Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery and Immunization", 2012.
  • Gu L, Sailor, MJ, Park, JH  "Luminescent Porous Silicon Nanoparticles, Methods of Making and Using Same", 2010.
Back to top