Dr. Dong  Xiao 



Graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and awarded the Doctor’s degree of pharmacy in July 2019. He was mainly focused on “Construction of the nanoparticulate drug delivery systems for tumor targeting” during his Ph.D. In Aug 2019, he joined Prof. Yao’s group as a Post-doctoral. His research interests focus on construction of the stimuli-responsive nanoparticulate platforms for effective drug delivery.


Dr. Zhang  Changyu


Received the B. S. in Chemical Engineering and Technology from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) in 2014. Then he joined Prof. Yi Long’s group to investigate the biochemistry of H2S by small-molecule organic fluorescence probes based on dual-reactive and dual-quenching strategy. He earned his Ph. D. in Jun. 2019 and then joined Prof. Yao’s group as a postdoc in Aug. 2019. His hobbies are running and watching soccer games.





                                                      Dr. Tang Guanghui

Received his bachelor degree in Sichuan University in July 2012; then he joined to Prof. Pan Zhengying’s group in Peking University in 2012, research on developing selective covalent irreversible inhibitors of kinase and earned his doctor degree in January 2019. In March 2019, he joined to the prof. Yao’s group as a post-doctoral.

Du Shubo


graduated from Chemistry and Biological Chemistry department in NTU and joined Yao lab for her PhD studies in 2014. She enjoys reading a good book.



 Li Xueqiang


Earned a B.S. in pharmacy at Sun Yat-sen University in 2011. He then earned his Ph.D. with Prof. Ding Ke at Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017, designing and synthesizing irreversible Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors and their Hypoxia-activated Prodrugs.

In Dec 2015, he joined Dr Jeff Smaill’s group at the University of Auckland as a visiting researcher and studied there for one year. As a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dennis Bong at the Ohio State University in 2018, his main work is the design and synthesis of bifacial peptide nucleic acid (bPNA) for DNA or RNA binding. In Dec 2018, he joined Prof. Yao’s group as a Post-doctoral.



Lab Manager    

Pan Ying                   


Graduated from Department of Chemistry in Anhui University  with her B. Sc. degree in June 2004. Following with 6 years in Anhui Publishing Group as a science editor/reporter and 2 years writing editor in Nanjing Tech University, she had moved to Singapore as a happy mother with her three lovely boys. She enjoys cooking and listening music after working time.