After joining Hunan University:

[24] Yanhong Liu, Silei Bai, Tong Wu, Chun-Chi Chen, Ying Liu, Xiangyu Chao, and Yugang Bai,* Dendronized Arm Snowflake Polymer as a Highly Branched Scaffold for Cellular Imaging and Delivery. Biomacromolecules 2021, 22, 3791–3799. [Link]

[23] Zhiyong Chen, Cailing Zhou, Yangfan Xu, Kang Wen, Junfeng Song, Silei Bai, Chenxuan Wu, Wei Huang, Qingyun Cai, Kai Zhou, Hui Wang, Yingjie Wang,* Xinxin Feng,* Yugang Bai*, An Alternatingly Amphiphilic, Resistance-Resistant Antimicrobial Oligoguanidine with Dual Mechanisms of Action. Biomaterials 2021, 275, 120858. [Link]

[22] Silei Bai, Jianxue Wang, Kailing Yang, Cailing Zhou, Yangfan Xu, Junfeng Song, Yuanxin Gu, Zheng Chen, Min Wang, Carolyn Shoen, Brenda Andrade, Michael Cynamon, Kai Zhou, Hui Wang, Qingyun Cai, Eric Oldfield, Steven C. Zimmerman, Yugang Bai,* and Xinxin Feng,* A Polymeric Approach toward Resistance-Resistant Antimicrobial Agent with Dual-Selective Mechanisms of Action. Sci. Adv. 2021, 7, eabc9917. [Link]

[21] Ying Liu, Yugang Bai,* Design and Engineering of Metal Catalysts for Bioorthogonal Catalysis in Living Systems. ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 4717. [Link]

[20] Yugang Bai, Hang Xing, Yunhao Bai, Li Huey Tan, Kevin Hwang, Ji Li, Yi Lu*, and Steven C. Zimmerman,* Independent Control over Size, Valence, and Elemental Composition in the Synthesis of DNA-Nanoparticle Conjugates. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 1564. [Link]

[19] Qing Lu, Silei Bai, Zhiyong Chen, Nan Zheng, Xinxin Feng, Yugang Bai*, A Dense-Shell Macromolecular Scaffold for Catalyst- or Substrate-Guided Catalysis in a Cellular Environment. ACS Materials Lett. 2020, 2, 89. [Link]

[18] Zhiyong Chen, Wei Huang, Nan Zheng*, Yugang Bai*, Design and Synthesis of a Polyguanidium Vector with Enhanced DNA Binding Ability for Effective Gene Delivery at a Low N/P Ratio. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 664. [Link]

[17] Nan Zheng, Dan Xie, Chunsen Wang, Zhiyi Zhang, Yubin Zheng, Qing Lu, Yugang Bai, Yang Li, Aiguo Wang*, Wangze Song*, Water-Soluble, Zwitterionic Poly-Photosensitizers as Carrier-Free, Photosensitizer-Self-Delivery System for in Vivo Photodynamic Therapy. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 44007.  [Link]

[16] Nan Zheng, Zhiyi Zhang, Jia Kuang, Chunsen Wang, Yubin Zheng, Qing Lu, Yugang Bai, Yang Li, Aiguo Wang, Wangze Song*, Poly (photosensitizers) Nanoparticles for Enhanced In Vivo Photodynamic Therapy by Interrupting the π-π Stacking and Extending Circulation Time. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 18224. [Link]

[15]  Yugang Bai, JuYeon Lee, Ullas V. Chembazhi, Shaohong Peng, Kevin Yum, Long M. Luu, Lauren D. Hagler, Julio F. Serrano, H. Y. Edwin Chan, Auinash Kalsotra*, and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Intrinsically cell-penetrating multivalent and multitargeting ligands for myotonic dystrophy type 1. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2019116, 8709. [Link]

[14] Yue Xiao, Yang Li, Bohan Zhang, Hui Li, Zehong Cheng, Jianqiao Shi, Jing Xiong, Yugang Bai, and Ke Zhang*, Functionalizable, Side Chain-Immolative Poly(benzyl ether)s. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 8, 399. [Link]

As a graduate student or postdoc:

[13] Junfeng Chen, Jiang Wang, Yugang Bai, Ke Li, Edzna S. Garcia, Andrew L. Ferguson, and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Enzyme-like Click Catalysis by a Copper-Containing Single-Chain Nanoparticle. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 13695. [Link]

[12] Ying Li, Katharina Huth, Edzna S. Garcia, Benjamin J. Pedretti, Yugang Bai, Gretchen A. Vincil, Rainer Haag and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Linear dendronized polyols as a multifunctional platform for a versatile and efficient fluorophore design. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 2040. [Link]

[11]    Yugang Bai, Junfeng Chen and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Designed transition metal catalysts for intracellular organic synthesis. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 1811. [Link]

[10]   Hang Xing, Yugang Bai, Yunhao Bai, Li Huey Tan, Jing Tao, Benjamin J. Pedretti, Gretchen A. Vincil, Yi Lu*, and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Bottom-up strategy to prepare nanoparticles with a single DNA strand. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3623. [Link]

[9]   Yugang Bai, Xinxin Feng, Hang Xing, Boo Kyung Kim, Noman Baig, Tianhui Zhou, Andrew Gewirth, Yi Lu, Eric Oldfield and Steven C. Zimmerman*, A highly efficient single-chain metal-organic nanoparticle catalyst for alkyne-azide “Click” reactions in water and in cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11077. [Link] This paper was recommended by F1000Prime.

[8]   Yugang Bai, Lien Nguyen, Ziyuan Song, Shaohong Peng, JuYeon Lee, Nan Zheng, Iti Kapoor, Lauren D. Hagler, Kaimin Cai, Jianjun Cheng, H. Y. Edwin Chan, and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Integrating display and delivery functionality with a cell penetrating peptide mimic as a scaffold for intracellular multivalent multi-targeting. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 9498. [Link]

[7]   Ying Li, Yugang Bai, Nan Zheng, Yang Liu, Gretchen A. Vincil, Benjamin J. Pedretti, Jianjun Cheng and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Crosslinked dendronized polyols as a general approach to brighter and more stable fluorophores. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 3781. [Link]

[6]   Yugang Bai, Hang Xing, Peiwen Wu, Xinxin Feng, Jennifer M. Lee, Xin Yi Phang, Yi Lu and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Chemical control over cellular uptake of organic nanoparticles by fine tuning surface functional groups. ACS Nano 2015, 9, 10227. [Link]

[5]   Hua He, Yugang Bai, Jinhui Wang, Qiurong Deng, Lipeng Zhu, Fenghua Meng, Zhiyuan Zhong, and Lichen Yin*, Reversibly cross-linked polyplexes enable cancer-targeted gene delivery via self-promoted DNA release and self-diminished toxicity. Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 1390. [Link]

[4]  Yugang Bai, Hang Xing, Gretchen A. Vincil, Jennifer Lee, Essence J. Henderson, Yi Lu, N. Gabriel Lemcoff and Steven C. Zimmerman*, Practical synthesis of water-soluble organic nanoparticles with a single reactive group and a functional carrier scaffold. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2862. [Link]

[3]  Yugang Bai, Hua Lu, Ettigounder Ponnusamy and Jianjun Cheng*, Synthesis of hybrid block copolymers via integrated ring-opening metathesis polymerization and polymerization of NCA. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10830. [Link]

[2]  Hua Lu, Yugang Bai, Jing Wang, Nathan P. Gabrielson, Fei Wang, Yao Lin and Jianjun Cheng*, Ring-opening polymerization of γ-(4-vinylbenzyl)-L-glutamate N-carboxyanhydride for the synthesis of functional polypeptides. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 6237. [Link]

[1] Hua Lu, Jing Wang, Yugang Bai, Jason W. Lang, Shiyong Liu, Yao Lin and Jianjun Cheng*, Ionic polypeptides with unusual helical stability. Nat. Commun. 2011, 2, 206. [Link]