Dr. Gang Zheng creates light-harvesting particle to assist surgeons

Dec 2, 2019

MBP researcher Dr. Gang Zheng and his team of collaborators, which includes fellow MBP scientist Dr. Brian Wilson, have discovered a light-harvesting particle that can bind to tumors and assist surgeons in detecting and treating certain types of cancers.

Using porphysomes, which were introduced by the Zheng lab in 2011, his team has demonstrated the cancer-treatment applications of these light-capturing organic structures. Information about this important research was recently featured in an article published by the Terry Fox Research Institute.

Read the Terry Fox Research Institute Article here.


Watch a video about this research below.