Ronnie Fang is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego. He also received his undergraduate education at UC San Diego, double majoring in electrical engineering and biochemistry. As a member of Dr. Liangfang Zhang’s nanomedicine laboratory, he is doing research on novel biomimetic nanoparticles for the treatment of diseases including cancer and bacterial infections. He was awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship by the Department of Defense to support his graduate education. As a result of his work, Ronnie has authored nearly 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Nano Letters, and his work has received awards at international scientific meetings. Ronnie plans to stay in academia after he graduates and ultimately aims to become a professor at a research institution where he can continue work on leveraging nanomaterials to address pressing health issues.