Jianghong Rao Lab In the Departments of Radiology and Chemistry

Nan Ma, Ph.D.

Nan Ma, Ph.D.

Office address:
Nan Ma
1201 Welch Rd, Lucas Center, Rm. P089
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: nanma@stanford.edu


2009-Present Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Supervisor: Prof. Jianghong Rao

2009 Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences,University of Toronto
Thesis project: "Nucleic acid-templated quantum dots: synthesis and application for cancer cell imaging."
Supervisor: Prof. Shana O. Kelley

2004 B.S., Chemistry, Peking University

Honors and Awards:

2008 First Prize, Graduate Research in Progress Symposium, University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy
2007-2009 University of Toronto Fellowship

Research Interests:

Quantum dots; nanomaterials for in vitro and in vivo bioimaging and cancer diagnostics; drug delivery; biomaterials; molecular imaging; biomolecule structure and function


1) N. Ma, C. J. Dooley, S. O. Kelley “RNA-Templated Semiconductor Nanocrystals.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 12598.
2) C. J. Dooley, J. Rouge, N. Ma, M. Invernale, S. O. Kelley “Nucleotide-Stabilized Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles.” J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 1687
3) N. Ma, J. Yang, K. M. Stewart, S. O. Kelley “DNA-Passivated CdS Nasnocrystals: Luminescence, Bioimaging, and Toxicity Profiles.” Langmuir 2007, 23, 12783
4) N. Ma, E. H. Sargent, S. O. Kelley “Biotemplated Nanostructures: Directed Assembly of Electronic and Optical Materials Using Nanoscale Complementarity.” J. Mater. Chem. 2008, 18, 954
5) N. Ma, E. H. Sargent, S. O. Kelley “One-Step DNA-Programmed Growth of Luminescent and Biofunctionalized Nanocrystals.” Nature Nanotech. 2009, 4, 121

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