Weihang Ji, PhD

Weihang Ji, PhDPost-Doctoral Research Fellow

Weihang Ji joined the Russell lab as a Postdoctoral Associate in May, 2015. He received his bachelor's degree in Materials Chemistry and master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Tianjin University, China, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. In 2007, he enrolled in the PhD program of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, to develop synthetic polymers with well-defined structures for DNA vaccine delivery and cancer therapy. Upon completion of his PhD in 2013, he joined the Program in Immunology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop polymeric biomaterials used for immunobioengineering. Since he joined the Russell lab in May 2015, his project has focused on the development of poly(quaternary ammonium)-based antimicrobial polymers through polymer based protein engineering methods.

Discovery at the rich interface of chemistry, biology, and material science to incorporate
biological molecules and polymers for the creation of multifunctional materials.