Rong Qi


China Pharmaceutical University, 2004

About this team member

Rong earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from China Pharmaceutical University in 2004 and is currently a professor at Peking University. Her  research focuses on PEG-conjugated dendrimers as in-vitro and in-vivo DNA and RNA delivery vectors. She  is collaborating with our group on the endocytosis mechanism of polycationic dendrimer-DNA polyplexes using biochemistry techniques to up- or down-regulate some crucial receptors or proteins, which are related to internalization pathways of the polyplexes.

Rona and Mark at IDS10 in Weihai, China Summer 2017.


  • G5-PEG PAMAM dendrimer incorporating nanostructured lipid carriers enhance oral bioavailability and plasma lipid-lowering effect of probucol Journal of Controlled Release 2015 210 160-168
  • Efficient in vitro siRNA delivery and Intramuscular Gene Silencing using PEG-Modified PAMAM Dendrimers Molecular Pharmaceutics 2012 9 1812-1821
  • The Mechanism of Polyplexes Internalization into Cells: Testing the GM1/Caveolin-1-Mediated Lipid Raft Mediated Endocytosis Pathway Molecular Pharmaceutics 2010 7 267-279.