Ting-Yu Shih

Ting-Yu Shih

Graduate Student
Ting-Yu  Shih


  • M.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009

Research Focus:
Cancer immunotherapy, Drug Delivery, Biomaterials


  1. Bencherif SA*, Sands RW*, Ali O, Li WA, Lewin SA, Braschler T, Shih T-Y, Verbeke CS, Bhatta D, Dranoff G, Mooney DJ. Injectable cryogel-based whole cell cancer vaccines. Nature Communications, 6: 7556 (2015).
  2. Nance EA, Zhang C, Shih T-Y, Xu Q, Schuster B, Hanes J. Brain penetrating nanoparticles improve paclitaxel efficacy in malignant glioma following local administration. ACS Nano. 28;8(10):10655-64 (2014).
  3. Nance E*, Timbie K*, Miller GW, Song J, Louttit C, Klibanov AL, Shih T-Y, Swaminatha G, Tamargo RJ, Woodworth G, Hanes J, Price R. Noninvasive delivery of stealth, brain-penetrating nanoparticles across the blood-brain barrier using MRI-guided focused ultrasound. J Control Rel. 189:123-132 (2014).
  4. Nance EA*, Woodworth G*, Sailor K, Shih T-Y, Swaminathan G, Xiang D, Eberhart C, Hanes J. A dense poly(ethylene glycol) coating improves penetration of large polymeric nanoparticles within brain tissue. Sci Transl Med. 4(149):149ra119 (2012).
  5. Shih T-Y*, Chen KF*, Rothman R, Hsieh YH. US National estimation of emergency department utilization of patients given HIV/AIDS related illness’ as their primary diagnosis. HIV Medicine. 12(6):343-351 (2011).
  6. Shih T-Y, Gaydos C, Rothman R, Hsieh YH. Poor Provider Adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Treatment guidelines in U.S. emergency department visits with a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 38(4):299-305 (2011).
  7. Shadmehr R, Orban de Xivry JJ, Xu-Wilson M, Shih T-Y. Temporal discounting of reward and the cost of time in motor control. J Neurosci. 30(31):10507-10516 (2010).
  8. Hsieh YH, Shih T-Y, Lin HW, Hsieh TC, Kuo MJ, Lin CW, Gaydos CA. High-risk sexual behaviours and genital chlamydial infections in high school students in southern Taiwan. Int J of STD and AIDS. 21(4):253-259 (2010).

Contact Information

Room 415
58 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA02138