Nanomedicine Research



The Center for Inflammation and Epigenetics is an interdisciplinary translational research laboratory, which bridges laboratory science and clinical applications in the fields of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious disease, metabolism, cancer, neuroscience and transplantation. This center synergizes with other platform technologies at Houston Methodist including genomics, nanomedicine, molecular imaging, systems medicine and proteomics to advance our understanding of the following: 

  • Inflammation and epigenetic regulation in obesity and diabetes 
  • Inflammation and epigenetic regulation in cancer
  • Development of vaccines using novel techniques such as nanotechnology platforms
  • Antigen-specific Treg cells in cardiovascular and neurologic disease 
  • Epigenetic alterations in various human diseases
Center Director

Rongfu Wang, PhD 

Professor of Inflammation & Epigenetics
Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist

Contact Information

Soon K. Cao, MBA
Operations Manager
Center for Inflammation & Epigenetics
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.9981