Wenting (Amber) Gao


PhD Student

Wenting Gao is a 2nd year PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Deborah Fowell in Immunology & Infectious Disease and Dr. Shaoyi Jiang in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. She received a tri-bachelor’s degree in Cell & Systems Biology, Human Biology, and Immunology from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Wenting was an Undergraduate Fellow at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, where she worked at Dr. Robert Langer’s lab; there she contributed to the project granted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation regarding single injection delivery material for polio vaccines.

Wenting joined the Fowell Lab in June 2021 and is committed to fundamental immunology and the translation of synthetic biomaterials. She is studying the connections of regenerative medicine and immunology in tissue engineering.

Miao, L., Li, L., Huang, Y., Delcassian, D., Chahal, J., Han, J., Shi, Y., Sadtler, K., Gao, W., Lin, J., Doloff, J. C., Langer, R., & Anderson, D. G. (2019). Delivery of mRNA vaccines with heterocyclic lipids increases anti-tumor efficacy by STING-mediated immune cell activation. Nature biotechnology, 37(10), 1174–1185. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0247-3

Lu, X., Miao, L., Gao, W., Chen, Z., McHugh, K. J., Sun, Y., Tochka, Z., Tomasic, S., Sadtler, K., Hyacinthe, A., Huang, Y., Graf, T., Hu, Q., Sarmadi, M., Langer, R., Anderson, D. G., & Jaklenec, A. (2020). Engineered PLGA microparticles for long-term, pulsatile release of STING agonist for cancer immunotherapy. Science translational medicine, 12(556), eaaz6606. https://doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aaz6606