Writing and Research

Green Lab:

  1. Gong D et al. Machine Guided Structure Function Predictions Enable In-Silico Nanoparticle Screening for Polymeric Gene Delivery. PULSE Seminar. Baltimore, MD. 2021
  2. Est Witte S, Farris A, Tzeng S, Hutton D, Parikh K, Gong D, Calabresi K, Grayson W, Green J. Non-Viral Gene Delivery of HIF-1a to Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Promote Angiogenesis. Acta Biomateriala. July 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2020.06.042
  3. Gong D, Est Witte S, Green J. Surface and Materials Engineering for Artificial Antigen Presenting Cells. BMES. Philadelphia, PA. 2019
  4. Est Witte S, Gong D, Green J. Surface Engineering of a Biomimetic, Soft, Lipid-Coated, Biodegradable Artificial Antigen Presenting Cell. BMES. Philadelphia, PA. 2019
  5. Est Witte S, Farris A, Tzeng S, Hutton D, Parikh K, Gong D, Calabresi K, Grayson W, Green J. Non-Viral Gene Delivery of HIF-1a to Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Promote Angiogenesis. BMES. Atlanta, GA. 2018

Capsulomics Inc.:

  1. Merz B, Bastakoti I, Kann L, Lu D, Gong D, et al. Analytical Validation of a Barrett’s Esophagus Risk Stratification Methylation Assay. American College of Gastroenterology. 2021.
  2. Lu D, Merz B, Nguyen C, Gong D, et al. Impact of a DNA Methylation-based Assay on Gastroenterologists’ Recommendations for Risk-Stratified BE Patients: A Randomized Clinical Utility Study. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. Virtual Meeting. 2021
  3. Gong D, Lunz D, Stover JS, Meltzer SJ. The Clinical Utility of a Genetic Risk Test for Barrett’s Esophagus. Under Review
  4. Ma K, Tsai HL, Nolet C, Gong D, et al. Accurate Detection of Esophageal Squamous Cell Cancer (ESCC) Using Machine Learning with Methylated DNA Biomarkers. Under review

Snyder Lab:

  1. Gong D, Jiang L. Aging Related Pathway Discovery Via Whole Body Transcriptomics. BMES. Virtual Meeting. 2020

Powell Lab:

  1. Gong D, Kim YR, Patel C, Powell J. An Association Between SGK1 Gene Expression and CD8+ T Cell Differentiation. Maryland Junior Science Symposium. College Park, MD. 2018

This Site:

April 2022 - Arcellx S-1
March 2022 - Rheumatic Diseases
February 2022 - Doing a PhD in 2022
February 2022 - Reflections on Undergrad
January 2022 - But Big Pharma Bad
January 2022 - A Post on Vaccines
December 2021 - Year in Review: 2021
December 2021 - ASH2021
December 2021 - NK
November 2021 - Tregs
November 2021 - Cell Therapy Infrastructure
October 2021 - Advice
September 2021 - Neoleukin Therapeutics
August 2021 - Engineering Gene Therapy
July 2021 - Lyell and ARCH style investing
July 2021 - Biotech Failures
June 2021 - Relay S-1
June 2021 - Ideology
May 2021 - Fantastic Papers and Where to Find Them
April 2021 - Imagining the Future of Cancer Therapy
April 2021 - CAR-T
March 2021 - Atlanta
March 2021 - Misaligned Incentives in Bio VC
February 2021 - Recursion Pharmaceuticals
January 2021 - Meta Science Thoughts
December 2020 - Why Science Doesn’t Need More Hype
December 2020 - Synbio Cellular Devices
December 2020 - What Happened in 2020
November 2020 - How Moderna made the vaccine
October 2020 - Spotify Analysis
September 2020 - Drug Repurposing
August 2020 - CRISPR: Frontiers in Gene Therapy
August 2020 - Reflections on Alix Ventures: My Time as a Summer Venture Fellow
July 2020 - Quantum Enabled Drug Development: A New Use Case for Quantum Computing
July 2020 - Leadership: Effectively Leading Teams
June 2020 - AI Powered Drug Discovery: A New Paradigm for Drug Development
June 2020 - Twitter Gems: Random Internet Tidbits
May 2020 - Longevity Startups: Market Introduction
May 2020 - Multi-Omics: Challenges and New Approaches
April 2020 - Random Thoughts From April: University Endowments and COVID-19 Losses
April 2020 - Random Thoughts From April: 5 Random Topics
April 2020 - Experiential Learning: Notes on Student Startups
April 2020 - What is Value?: A First Principles Approach
April 2020 - COVID-19: Notes on Recovering Flow State
March 2020 - The New Hematologist Oncologist: Notes on Ultra-Specialization in College
February 2020 - Narrative Violation: Notes on Developing Anti-Herd Mentality
January 2020 - 10,000 Games of Blitz Chess: Lessons Learned From My Favorite Game
December 2019 - Strong Opinions Loosely Held: 11 Takes on the World
November 2019 - Andreessen Horowitz’s Investment in Tmunity
October 2019 - What I Wish I Did In High School: Reflections on 4 Years in a Baltimore City High School
September 2019 - Linear Mixed Effect Modeling for Fantasy Football: Applying Statistical Modeling to Fantasy Football

Alix Ventures:

During the coronavirus summer of 2020, I had the pleasure of leading content at Alix Ventures, an early stage healthcare and life sciences VC firm based in San Francisco. During my time, I doubled follower count, tripled views, and earned the publication the distinction as a top writer in venture capital. In all, I was able to write, edit, and publish 24 articles and reports - all linked below!

Market Deep Dive Reports (pdfs)

AI Drug Discovery | Quantum Enabled Drug Development | CRISPR Therapeutics | Longevity Therapeutics | Drug Repurposing

Founder Spotlight Series: Interviews with top early stage biotech founders

Zachary Sun of Tierra Biosciences | Caralynn Collens of Dimension Inx | Rust Felix of Slope | Xiling Shen of Xilis | Evan Ehrenberg and Sol Chen of Clara Health | Lucas Siow of ProteinQure | Jack O’Meara of Ochre Bio

Feature Articles

The Biology of Business | Tackling Market Forces in Healthcare and Life Sciences | Frontier Perspectives: Quantum Aided Drug Development | Frontier Perspectives: AI Drug Discovery | Frontier Perspectives: CRISPR Therapeutics | Time Capsule: 50 Years in Biotech | Frontier Perspectives: Drug Repurposing

Podcast Episodes and Show Notes

Mark Pulido - Former CEO @ McKesson and Novartis | Rob Chess - Chairman @ Twist Biosciences and Nektar Therapeutics | Jessica Chao - Director @ UCSF Clinical Innovations Center | Tony Kulesa - Co-Founder @ Petri Life Sciences Accelerator | Ian Tong - CMO @ Doctor on Demand | Nan Li - Managing Partner @ Obvious Ventures