Shuiqin Zhou, Ph.D.


College of Staten Island (Profile)

Research Interests

The Zhou group is interested in the development of (1) glucose-responsive hybrid nanoparticles (NPs) for glucose sensing and self-regulated insulin delivery; (2) multifunctional nanomaterials from the combination of optically active NPs with responsive polymers for sensing, imaging, and therapy; and (3) composite nanomaterials from the complex assembly of carbon-based NPs, inorganic NPs, and other amphiphilies in the confinement of (bio)polymers and colloids for sensing, catalysis, and environmental remediation.

Job History

  • 2008 – Current: Professor of Chemistry, College of Staten Island
  • 2002 – 2007: Associate Professor, College of Staten Island
  • 2000 – 2002: Senior Chemist, Dow Chemical Company
  • 1996 – 2002: Postdoctoral Research Associate, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • 1993 – 1996: Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 1988 – 1991: M.Sc., Xiamen University, China
  • 1984 – 1988: B.Sc., Xiamen University, China


  • Carbon-based hybrid nanogels: a synergistic nanoplatform for combined biosensing, bioimaging, and responsive drug delivery
    Hui Wang, Qianwang Chen, Shuiqin Zhou
    Chemical Society Reviews, 2018, 47, 4198-4232

  • Liposomal TriCurin, A Synergistic Combination of Curcumin, Epicatechin Gallate and Resveratrol, Repolarizes Tumor-Associated Microglia/Macrophages, and Eliminates Glioblastoma (GBM) and GBM Stem Cells
    S. Mukherjee, J. Baidoo, S. Sampat, A. Mancuso, L. David, L. S. Cohen, Shuiqin Zhou, P. Banerjee
    Molecules, 2018, 201, 1-21

  • Hui Wang, Jinhui Yi, Yanyan Yu, Shuiqin Zhou. NIR upconversion fluorescence Glucose sensing and glucose-responsive insulin release of carbon dot-immobilized hybrid microgels at physiologcial pH. Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 509-516

  • Hui Wang, Kui Wang, Qingxin Mu, Zachary R. Stephen, Yanyan Yu, Shuiqin Zhou, Miqin Zhang. Mesoporous carbon nanoshells for high hydrophobic drug loading, multimodal optical imaging, controlled drug release, and synergistic therapy. Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 1434-1442

  • Hui Wang, Qingxin Mu, Richard Revia, Kui Wang, Xuezhe Zhou, Peter J. Pauzauskie, Shuiqin Zhou. Miqin Zhang. Chitosan-Gated Magnetic-Responsive Nanocarrier for Dual-Modal Optical Imaging, Switchable Drug Release, and Synergistic Therapy. Adv. Healthcare Mat., 2017, 6, 1601080

  • Hui Wang, Sumit Mukherjee, Jinhui Yi, Probal Banerjee, Qianwang Chen, Shuiqin Zhou. Biocompatible Chitosan–Carbon Dot Hybrid Nanogels for NIR-Imaging-Guided Synergistic Photothermal–Chemo Therapy. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 18639-18649

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