Shuming Nie


The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Professor

Director for Emory-Georgia Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Center


Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA 30322


Areas of Research


1. Bioconjugated Nanoparticle Probes for Molecular and Cellular Imaging 

2. Molecular Profiling for Personalized and Predictive Oncology 

3. Drug Delivery and Targeting for Individualized Therapy

4. New Technology for Ultrasensitive Cancer Detection/Screening

5. Single-Molecule Imaging of Intracellular Transport and Signaling

6. Cell-Based Therapy and Regenerative Medicine 


Educational Background


Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 1992-1994

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990-92

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1989

M.S., Northwestern University, 1985

B.S., Nankai University, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1983


Selected Awards


2007, Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) Special Achievement Award


2007, Elected Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Washington DC.

2006, Cheung Kong Distinguished Professorship, The Chinese Ministry of Education.

2005, Rank Prize (The Rank Prize Funds, London, UK), for the Realization of Quantum Dot Nanocrystals as Biological Labels.


Selected Research Publications


X. M. Qian, X.H. Peng, D. O. Ansari, Q. Yin-Goen, G. Z. Chen, D. M. Shin, L. Yang, A. N. Young, M. D. Wang, and S. M. Nie, “In-vivo tumor targeting and spectroscopic detection with surface-enhanced Raman nanoparticle tags,” Nature Biotechnology 2008, 26, 83-90.

A. Agrawal, R. Deo, G. D. Wang, M. D. Wang, and S. M. Nie, “Nanometer-scale mapping and single molecule detection with color-coded nanoparticle probes,”” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2008, 105, 3298-3303.

K. Cho, X. Wang, S. M. Nie, Z. Chen, and D. M. Shin, “Therapeutic nanoparticles for drug delivery in cancer,” Clin. Cancer Res. 2008, 14, 1310-1316.

G. Ruan, A. Agrawal, A. I. Marcus, and S. M. Nie, “Imaging and Tracking Tat-Peptide Conjugated Quantum Dots in Living Cells: New Insights into Nanoparticle Uptake, Intracellular Transport, and Vesicle Shedding,” J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2007, 129, 14759-14766.

Y. Xing, G. Kim, and S. M. Nie, “Nanotechnology Applications in Cancer,” Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng. 2007, 9, 257–288.

Y. Xing, M. D. Wang, and S. M. Nie, “Bioconjugated Quantum Dots for Multiplexed and Quantitative Immunohistochemistry,” Nature Protocols 2007, 2, 1152-1165.

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