We are interested in the development of therapeutics and diagnostics at the interface of immunology and engineering. Specifically, we are working on drug delivery systems for enhancing delivery of antigen and adjuvant to lymphoid organs and manipulating immune functions in the context of cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmunity. Our focus is on translational research using nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, cell and tissue engineering to detect and improve immune responses in vivo. Current projects include design of biomaterials to recruit and expand cytotoxic CD8 T cells to eradicate metastatic tumors and prevent HIV infection.
Lab website: http://www.umich.edu/~moonlab/James_Moon_Lab/Home.html
Faculty profile website:http://pharmacy.umich.edu/pharmacy/faculty_