Chen-Yuan Kao

EducationChen-Yuan Kao

University of Delaware, Doctoral Student, Chemical Engineering, 2013 – present

National Taiwan University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2008 – 2012

Research Project

Cell-derived microparticles (MPs) released from budding off the cell membrane of several type of mammalian cells. These MPs have been found playing an important role in cell-cell interaction by transffering RNA, protein and lipids. Based on the characteristics that these MP are target specific, biocompatible and immunologically inert, my project focus on engineering megakaryocyte-derived MPs as vesicles for exogenous-material-transfer, and investigating the key factors that manipulate the interactions between megakaryocyte-derived MPs with hematopoietic stem cell.

Technical Skills

  • Flow Cytometry (BD FACSAriaII)
  • Confocal Microscopy (Zeiss LSM880, High Speed)

Research Summary Keyword

  • Cell-derived Microparticles
  • Megakaryocytes



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