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Ho-Lun Wong, Ph.D., B.Sc.Pharm

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


3307 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

office Room 433

phone (215) 707-8173

email ho-lun.wong@temple.edu

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Dr. Wong joined Temple University since 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. After receiving his profession degree of Pharmacy at University of Toronto, he worked as a pharmacy manager for two years, and returned to Toronto to earn his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2006. He then completed his post-doctoral training at Ohio State University. Dr. Wong's research focuses on the use of nanotechnology to improve the therapeutic efficiency and safety of anticancer compounds. He is particularly interested in the strategic use of lipid-polymer hybrid nanotechnology and lipid-based nanosystems to deliver novel molecular therapeutics and lipophilic small molecule drugs for treatment and prevention of drug-resistant, metastatic cancers.

Positions and Employment

2014 - date Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia

2008 - 2014 Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia

2007 - 2008 Post-Doc Fellow, College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2004 - 2005 Lecturer, College of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

2011 - date Grant Reviewer, NIH/NCI Provocative Questions Special Emphasis Panel (R01, ZCA1 SRLB-9 and R21, ZCA1 SRLB-D(M1)R); Department of Defense (DOD) IPD-Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (CET)-B panel (Breast Cancer Research Program), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Health Research Projects Program

1998 - 2006 Pharmacy Manager/ Licensed Pharmacist, Shoppers Drug Mart, Ottawa/Toronto, Canada

1998 Pharmacy Intern, Cornwall General Hospital, Cornwall, Canada

Major Honors and Accomplishments

2013 - date Exploratory: Hypothesis Development Award (W81XWH-14-1-0041), US Dept of Defense (PI)
2012 - 2017 R01 grant (1R01CA168917), National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) (PI)
2009 - 2010 Breast Cancer Concept Award, US Dept. of Defense (W81XWH-09-1-0477) (PI)
2008 - 2009 Concept Award, Pennsylvania CURE Tobacco Settlement Formula Fund
2008 Best Paper Award 2007, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (as first author)
2007 AACR-Aflac, Incorporated, Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
2007 AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, American Association of Advancement in Science
2004 - 2006 Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,
2002 - 2004 Merck Frosst Postgraduate Pharmacy Fellowship Award, Merck Frosst
2001 - 2002 University of Toronto Open Fellowship, University of Toronto