Jianghong Rao Lab In the Departments of Radiology and Chemistry

Xianchuang Zheng, Ph.D.

Xianchuang Zheng, Ph.D.

Xianchuang is interested in biocompatible polymers and nanoparticles, he is focusing his research on developing smart probes for bio-imaging.

Ph. D. Department of polymer science and engineering, Nanjing University, China, 2015

B.S. Department of material science and engineering, Nanjing University, China, 2010.


Recent publications

1.    Zheng, X., Wang, X., Mao, H., Wu, W., Liu, B., Jiang, X., Hypoxia-specific ultrasensitive detection of tumours and cancer cells in vivo, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 5834.
2.    Zheng, X., Tang, H., Xie, X., Zhang, J., Wu, W., Jiang, X., Tracking cancer metastasis in vivo using an iridium-based hypoxia-activated optical oxygen nanosensor. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 127, 8212-8217.
3.    Chen, Y., Zheng, X., Wang, X., Wang, C., Ding, Y., Jiang, X., Near-infrared emitting gold cluster−poly(acrylic acid) hybrid nanogels, ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 74−76 (Co-first anthor).
4.    Chen, R., Zheng, X., Qian, H., Wang, X., Wang, J., Jiang, X. Combined near-IR photothermal therapy and chemotherapy using gold-nanorod/chitosan hybrid nanospheres to enhance the antitumor effect, Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 285–293.
5.    Chen, Y., Zheng, X., Qian, H., Mao, Z., Ding, D., Jiang, X., Hollow core-porous shell structure poly(acrylic acid) nanogels with a superhigh capacity of drug loading, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2010, 2, 3532-3538.
6.    Chen, Y., Qian, H., Zheng, X., Jiang, X., Y. Hyuk, Zhang, L., Nonspherical polysaccharide vesicles and their shape and volume regulation viaosmotically sensitive channels, Soft Matter., 2011, 7, 5519–5523.
7.    Chen, R., Wang, X., Yao, X., Zheng, X., Wang, J., Jiang, X., Near-IR-triggered photothermal/photodynamic dual-modality therapy system via chitosan hybrid nanospheres, Biomaterials, 2011, 32, 9525-9535.
8.  Song, G., Liang, C., Gong, H., Li, M., Zheng, X., Cheng, L., Yang, K., Jiang, X., Liu, Z., Core-shell mnse@bi2 se3 fabricated via a cation exchange method as novel nanotheranostics for multimodal imaging and synergistic thermoradiotherapy. Adv. Mater. 2015, 40, 6110-6117.

9. Zhu, Z., Xie, C., Liu, Q., Zhen, X., Zheng, X., Wu, W., Li, R., Ding, Y., Jiang, X., Liu, B., The effect of hydrophilic chain length and iRGD on drug delivery from poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) nanoparticles, Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 8314-8322.


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