The CAO Lab
@ University of Washington
Welcome to the Cao Lab in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Washington. We specialize in the cutting-edge fields of mucosal immunoengineering and microbiome pharmaceutics. Our mission is to integrate the principles of drug delivery and immunology to design innovative therapeutic strategies for a broad range of diseases, including infectious, allergic, inflammatory, and autoimmune conditions.
January 2024 - The Cao Lab received the UW School of Pharmacy Faculty Innovation Fund!
January 2024 - Congratulations to Lindsey on her selection into the UW Microbial Interactions and Microbiome Center (mim_c) Trainee Program!
January 2024 - Welcome Catherine to rotate with us in the Winter quarter!
December 2023 - Shijie's paper on a tolerance-inducing vaccine technology for food allergies is now online at Cell Reports Medicine.
December 2023 - The Cao Lab received the PhRMA Foundation Faculty Starter Grant in Drug Delivery!
November 2023 - Shijie joined the UW Molecular Engineering & Science Institute (MolES) as a faculty member.
November 2023 - Shijie joined the UW EDGE center as a CTS Investigator.
October 2023 - Welcome Elijah to rotate with us in the Fall quarter!
August 2023 - Welcome Charlie and Sudheshna to our lab!
June 2023 - Congratulations to Lindsey on her selection into the Pharmacological Science Training Program (PSTP)!
June 2023 - We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Cao Lab! We welcome Lindsey and Brad as they join our team!