Dr. LO Pui Chi (盧沛芝)


Visiting address
Phone: +852 34424493

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr Gigi Lo obtained her BSc degree in Chemistry with first class honors in 2001 and PhD degree in 2005 from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She then went to the Division of Biophysics and Bioimaging of the Ontario Cancer Institute serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow for 2 years, where she developed her research interest in "smart" theranostic agents for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Before joining the City University of Hong Kong in 2015, she was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry of CUHK. She has published more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interests/Areas

Research Interests

  • Photodynamic therapy
  • In vivo imaging
  • Nanomedicine
  • Molecular pharmaceutics
  • Theranostic agents
  1. Exploration of smart photosensitizers for targeted photodynamic therapy (PDT) and antimicrobial PDT
  2. Development of peptide-conjugated theranostic agents for in vivo cancer imaging and treatment
  3. Engineering mesoporous silica nanoparticles and gold nanorods for multimodal cancer therapy
  4. Development of boron dipyrromethene based quenchers as key components of smart fluorescent probes for bioimaging