Louisiana State University – Recruitment of two Ph.D. students on a full scholarship basis

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: B.S./M.S.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The laboratory of Dr Qi Cai in the Department of Bioengineering at Louisiana State University is seeking two full-featured Ph.D. students to start in January 2024 or later. The group is dedicated to conducting innovative research at the intersection of biomedical sciences, chemistry and neuroscience to deepen the mechanistic understanding of the development of central nervous system diseases and to develop targeted therapeutic approaches. For further information please visit https://www.cailaboratory.com

Dr Qi Cai joined the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Louisiana State University as an Assistant Professor in August 2023. He received his bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Dublin, Ireland, where his research focused on the physicochemical properties of gold nanomaterials and their interactions with living organisms, and his postdoctoral research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, where his research focused on the development of laser-stimulated molecularly targeted nanoparticles for blood-brain barrier modulation and central nervous system drug delivery. His research interests include the development of laser-stimulated molecularly targeted nanoparticles for blood-brain barrier modulation and CNS drug delivery. He has published several papers as author/co-author in Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Nanoscale Horizons and other journals and has been awarded the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, the Baxter Young Investigator Award, the Baxter Young Investigator Award and the Baxter Young Investigator Award. He has also received awards such as the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, Baxter Young Investigator Award, Keystone Symposia Scholarship.

 Available Subjects:

  • (1) Bio-nanotechnology for early detection of neurological diseases
  • (2) Drug delivery to the central nervous system
  • (3) Organoids and organ chips and their applications in disease modelling, drug screening and precision diagnosis and treatment.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The Group welcomes students who have or are about to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field, including but not limited to biomedical engineering, chemistry, neuroscience and materials science. The Group will provide a full scholarship and health insurance, and will assist students in applying for other scholarship programmes.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts, research interests and experience (1 page), and contact information for three references (name, organisation, and email address) as a single PDF file to [email protected] with the subject line “PhD Application + Name”.