Prof. Wei Tao is the Farokhzad Family Distinguished Chair for Innovation (Endowed Chair) and Principal Investigator in the Center for Nanomedicine, Faculty Member in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, and Faculty Member in the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also the first Chaired Professor as an assistant professor in his institution. He has published over 100 papers in prestigious journals including Nature/Science/Cell Press/PNAS family journals, and he is among Clarivate’s Global Highly Cited Researchers List (continuously selected every year since 2021). Prof. Tao’s research interests include biomaterials, nanotechnology and drug delivery, as well as their various applications in translational medicine.
Prof. Tao has received multiple awards/grants including the U.S. METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award, HMS/BWH Anaesthesia Department Basic Scientist Grant, Khoury Innovation Award, Center for Nanomedicine Research Fund, Stepping Strong Breakthrough Innovator Award, American Heart Association (AHA) Collaborative Sciences Award, MIT Technology Review Top Chinese Innovators Under 35 (2020 TR35), World's Top 2% Scientist (from Mendeley Data, Elsevier; continuously selected since 2019), Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigator Award, Advanced Materials Rising Star, Materials Today Rising Star Award, Angewandte Chemie Most Outstanding Referees Award, Materials Horizons Top 10 Outstanding Reviewers Award, Nanoscale Emerging Investigator Award, Precision Nanomedicine Rising Talents Award, etc. He also serves on numerous editorial boards including as Founding Editor-in-Chief of Biomedical Technology (Elsevier, KeAi's new journal); Associate Editor of Journal of Nanobiotechnology (Springer Nature & BMC) and Exploration (Wiley); Guest Editor of eLife, etc.; and Editorial/Advisory Board Member of Matter (Cell Press), etc.
See Prof. Tao's interview (together with Prof. Robert Langer/MIT, Prof. Samir Mitragotri/Harvard, Dr. Nicholas Warne/Pfizer, Dr. Steffen Panzner/BioNTech, etc.) in Nature Medicine (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-022-01826-y).
List of Research Areas:
Biomaterials, RNA Medicine, Drug Delivery, Biomedical Engineering, Nanomedicine.