Kevin Lo, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
UConn Health | Department of Medicine, Endocrinology
UConn Stem Cell Institute
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Regenerative Engineering (IRE)
Institute of Materials Science (IMS)
UConn | Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
|B.Sc.||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Biochemistry|
|M.Phil.||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Biochemistry|
|Ph.D.||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Biochemistry|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut Health Center||Supervisor: Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery|
Project 1: Small Molecule based Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering The utilization of small molecules for engineering musculoskeletal tissues has been largely overlooked. We envision that this trend is very likely to be reversed as advanced screening technologies have recently generated a large number of novel regenerative small molecule compounds, and advanced tissue engineering scaffolds continue to provide promise for controllable drug delivery to target tissues. We have chosen skeletal tissue as a test bed of small molecule-based regenerative engineering because of the challenge of treating skeletal diseases and injury clinically.
Project 2: Targeted Nanoscale Drug Delivery Vehicle for Bone Diseases.
Project 3: Intracellular drug delivery system utilizing cytoplasmic dynein motor protein.
Accepting new students.
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Cytoplasmic Dynein Associated Peptide-linked Nanoparticles for Non-viral Vector Applications||Poster||World Biomaterials Congress||2016||Montreal, Canada|
|Inductive Small Molecule Regeneration: Convergence of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering.||Lecture||Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Lecture Series.||2015||Florida International University, Miami, FL,|
|Osteotropic Nanoscale Drug Delivery System via a Single Aspartic Acid as the Bone-targeting Moiety||Poster||BMES||2015||Tampa, FL|
|Inductive Small Molecule Regeneration: Convergence of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Regenerative Engineering||Lecture||University of Houston||2014||Houston, TX|
|Development of Poly-aspartic Acid Peptide Linked PLGA-based Nanoparticles for Bone Targeting||Plenary Lecture||BMES||2014||TX|
|Engineered Bone Tissue Through Short-term Administration of an Osteogenic Small Molecule||Poster||BMES||2014||TX|