Positions available

Graduate students

We have space to accept multiple students this year.
If you are a current KSU student enrolled in a graduate program and are interested in joining or doing a rotation in the lab, please directly email Dr. Mao, or just stop by Dr. Mao's office.
Prospective graduate students can apply through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate program.

Postdoctoral fellows

Mao Research Lab is open to talented and motivated postdoctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds including but not limited to Bioanalytical and Biophysical Sciences.
The Lab and the university provides nurturing environment for the post-doctoral community.
If you are interested in doing your postdoctoral research here, send an email inquiry to Dr. Mao with your updated CV, names of three references, and a brief statement of research background and interest.

Undergraduate and high school students

College/High School students are welcome to participate in summer research in the Mao Research Lab through the Kent State University Office of Student Research.

News and updates

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July 18, 2020:
Our recent publication in the journal Nature Materials has been highlighted in both Chemical & Engineering News and Cailiaoniu.com
Poly-T Melamine DNA

March 29, 2017:
Researchers develop 'nano-cage' to study cancer cell growth
Drug delivery business news

March 27, 2017:
Kent State Chemists Create Microscopic Environment to Study Cancer Cell Growth

Fields collide as researcher develops hybrid discipline to build biosensor
Division of research and sponsered programs, Kent State University

March 9, 2015:
Kent State researchers continue work toward preventing cancer

April 03, 2014:
Single-molecule thermometry "A controlled jump"
Nature Nanotechnology

March 17, 2014:
Role Of Mysterious Folded DNA Structures Revealed At Last
Chemical & Engineering News