Phone: 86-27-87792147


Academic Areas:

Research Interests: Nanocarriers for delivery of anticancer drugs

Academic Degrees

PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering, 1998, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

MSc in Physics, 1989, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

Professor, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Research Associate, Queens University

Research Associate, Royal Military College of Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Montreal

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Quebec

Associate Professor, School of Medical Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Lecturer, School of Medical Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Selected Publications

1. Y. Zhu, J. Wang, J. Wu, J. Zhang, Y. Wan, H. Wu, Injectable hydrogels embedded with alginate microspheres for controlled delivery of bone morphogenetic protein-2. Biomedical Materials  2016; 11:025010

2. T. Zhou, J. Wu, J. Liu, Y. Luo, Y. Wan, Fabrication and characterization of layered chitosan/silk fibroin/nano-hydroxyapatite scaffolds with designed composition and mechanical properties. Biomedical Materials 2015; 10: 045013

 3. Y. Zhu, Y. Wan, J. Zhang, D. Yin, W. Cheng., Manufacture of layered collagen/chitosan- polycaprolactone scaffolds with biomimetic microarchitecture. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces  2014; 113:352-360.

 4. N. Zhou, X. Zan, Z. Wang, H. Wu, D, Yin, C. Liao, Y. Wan,  Galactosylated chitosan– polycaprolactone nanoparticles for hepatocyte-targeted delivery of curcumin. Carbohydrate Polymers  2013; 94:420-9. 

 5. Y. Zhao, R. Yang, D. Liu, M. Sun, L. Zhou, Z. Wang, Y. Wan, Starburst low-molecular weight polyethylenimine for efficient gene delivery. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A 2012; 100A:134-140.

 6. H. Wu, J. Zhang, B. Xiao, X. Zan, J. Gao, Y. Wan, N-(2-hydroxypropyl)-3-trimethylammonium chitosan-poly(ε-caprolactone) copolymers and their antibacterial activity. Carbohydrate Polymers  2011; 83:824-830.

 7. H. Wu, Y. Wan, S. Dalai, R. Zhang, Response of rat osteoblasts to polycaprolactone/chitosan blend porous scaffolds. Journal of Biomedical Materials  Research, Part A 2010;  92A:238-245.

 8. Y. Wan, X. Cao, S. Zhang, S. Wang, Q. Wu, Fibrous poly(chitosan-g-DL-lactic acid) scaffolds prepared via electro-wet spinning. Acta Biomaterialia 2008; 4: 876-86.

 9. Y. Wan, Y. Fang, Z. Hu, Q. Wu, Electrically conductive poly(DL-lactide)/chitosan/polypyrrole complexes. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2006; 27:948-54.

 10. Y. Wan, H. Wu, A. Yu, D. Wen, Biodegradable polylactide/chitosan blend membranes. Biomacromolecules 2006; 7:1362-72. 

 11. Y. Wan, D. Wen, Preparation and characterization of porous conducting poly(DL-lactide) composite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 2004; 246:193-201.

 12. Y. Wan, K.A.M. Creber, B. Peppley, V.T. Bui, Ionic conductivity of chitosan membranes. Polymer 2003; 44:1057-1065.

Courses Taught

0707311, Basic Chemistry for Medicine

0714192, Introduction of Nano-biomaterials

170.616, Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs



National Engineering Research Center for Nanomedicine, Wuhan, China


ŸStratiform scaffolds with bioactivity for articular cartilage repair and related mechanism for interfacial integration (NSFC, 81572144, 2016-2019).

ŸConduits combined with neurochemotropic factor loaded fibers and gene-transfected cells for the repair of long-gap peripheral nerve defects (NSFC, 81371705, 2014-2017)

ŸBiomimetic scaffolds in combination with mesenchymal stem cells and cytokines for repairing defect of articular cartilage (NSFC, 81071470, 2011-2013)

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