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Invited Speakers

Yoon Yeo

Yoon Yeo, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Department Head

Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (courtesy)

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA


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Yoon Yeo is a Professor and Associate Department Head of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy with a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering and a Showalter Faculty Scholar at Purdue University. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. in Microbial Chemistry at Seoul National University in Korea, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at Purdue, West Lafayette, USA. She obtained post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then joined the faculty at Purdue in 2007. Her research focuses on developing drug delivery systems for therapy of solid cancer and inflammatory diseases, intracellular delivery of peptide antibiotics, anion-resistant non-viral gene vectors, and functional biomaterials for immunomodulation. She has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) since 2019. She has authored 103 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters, and received the NSF CAREER award (2011), New Investigator Awards from the AAPS (2009), and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2008).


Representative publications

1.       Taha, Maie; Cresswell, Gregory; Park, Joonyoung; Lee, Wooin; Ratliff, Timothy; Yeo, Yoon. Sustained delivery of carfilzomib by tannic acid-based nanocapsules helps develop antitumor immunity. Nano Letters. (2019) 19: 8333-8341.

2.       Meng, Fanfei; Wang, Jianping; Ping, Qineng; Yeo, Yoon. Camouflaging Nanoparticles for Ratiometric Delivery of Therapeutic Combinations. Nano Letters. (2019) 19(3): 1479–1487.

3.       Xu, Jun; Lee, Steve Seung-Young; Seo, Howon; Pang, Liang; Jun, Yearin; Zhang, Ruo-Yu; Zhang, Zhong-Yin; Kim, Pilhan; Lee, Wooin; Kron, Stephen J.; Yeo, Yoon. Quinic Acid-Conjugated Nanoparticles Enhance Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors via Interactions with Endothelial Selectins. Small. (2018) 14: e180361

4.       Meng, Fanfei; Wang, Jianping; Ping, Qineng; Yeo, Yoon. Quantitative Assessment of Nanoparticle Biodistribution by Fluorescence Imaging, Revisited. ACS Nano. (2018) 12: 6458–6468.

5.       Kwak, Gijung; Kim, Dongkyu; Nam, Gi-hoon; Wang, Sun Young; Kim, In-San; Kim, Sun Hwa; Kwon, Ick Chan; Yeo, Yoon. Programmed Cell Death Protein Ligand-1 (PD-L1) Silencing with Polyethylenimine-Dermatan Sulfate Complex for Dual Inhibition of Melanoma Growth. ACS Nano. (2017) 11: 10135–10146.

6.       Pei, Y., Mohamed, M.F., Seleem, M.N., Yeo, Y., Particle engineering for intracellular delivery of vancomycin to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected macrophages. Journal of Controlled Release. (2017) 267: 133-143.

7.       Park, J., Sun, B., and Yeo, Y. Albumin-coated nanocrystals for carrier-free delivery of paclitaxel. Journal of Controlled Release. (2017) 263:90-101.

8.       Park, J., Brust, T., Lee, H.J., Lee, S.C., Watts, V., and Yeo, Y. Polydopamine-Based Simple and Versatile Surface Modification of Polymeric Nano Drug Carriers. ACS Nano. (2014) 8 (4): 3347–3356.

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