After joining Hunan University:

[17] 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, In press. [Link]

[16]  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]

[15] 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:

[14] 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]

[13] 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]

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

[11]    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. In revision.

[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]