Luo Gu


Research Interests

Biomaterials, cell and tissue engineering, immunoengineering, nanomaterials, drug delivery, neuroengineering

Dr. Luo Gu is an assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His laboratory studies how cells sense and respond to the mechanical and biochemical cues from their microenvironment. The findings from these studies are then used to design and create new biomaterials that provide desirable signals in a spatiotemporally controlled manner to direct cell behavior and function. Currently, the research areas in Dr. Gu’s laboratory include:

  1. Develop tissue-like viscoelastic biomaterials to investigate the role of matrix mechanics in stem cell biology and tissue regeneration
  2. Engineer immune niches with biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy
  3. Create new nanomaterials for gene editing

Dr. Gu received his BS in chemistry from Peking University in 2004, his MS in chemistry from UC San Diego in 2007, and his PhD in chemistry with specialization in multi-scale biology from UC San Diego in 2012. He joined Johns Hopkins in 2017 after completing his postdoctoral training at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

  • Ph.D. 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
  • "Engineering the Cell Microenvironment - Tunable Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Immunotherapy", JHU Institute for Cell Engineering.  United States of America (the).  December 1, 2019
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