Siaka Fadera

Academic Qualifications:

B.S. Healthcare Management/Biomedical Science, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (Taipei, Taiwan), 2016

M.S. Biomedical engineering, Chang Gung University (Taoyuan, Taiwan), 2018

Biography:

Siaka Fadera’s master thesis was focused on investigating the effect of polyelectrolyte multilayer nano-film system on cancer stem cells microenvironment and how low intensity-ultrasound stimulation affects cancer stem cells. As a graduate research assistant, I worked on synthesizing and characterizing an injectable and thermosensitive chitosan hydrogel for the delivery of SDF-1 for adipose stem cell therapy. I have also worked on investigating the synergistic effect of retinoic acid with a TMZ-loaded gold nanoparticle associated ultrasound effect on glioblastoma cancer stem-like colonies. Entering Chen’s ultrasound lab, I am interested in developing novel focused ultrasound brain drug/gene delivery techniques for the treatment of brain cancer and other brain diseases.

Awards and prizes:

  1. Chang Gung University Academic Merit Scholarship, Sept 2016-June 2018 (Scholarship for outstanding foreign students)
  2. Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund Scholarship, Aug 2012-Aug 2016

Publications:

  1. Siaka Fadera, Pin-Yuan Chen, Hao-Li Liu, and I-Chi Lee. Induction Therapy of Retinoic acid with a TMZ-loaded Gold Nanoparticle-Associated Ultrasound Effect on Glioblastoma Cancer Stem-Like Colonies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021
  2. Siaka Fadera, Nai-Chen Cheng, Tai-Horng Young and I-Chi Lee. In vitro study of SDF-1α-loaded injectable and thermally responsive hydrogels for adipose stem cell therapy by SDF-1/CXCR4-axis. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2020.
  3. I-Chi Lee, Siaka Fadera and Hao-Li Liu. Strategy of differentiation therapy: effect of dual frequency ultrasound on the induction of liver cancer stem-like cells on a HA-based multilayer film system. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2019.

Conference:

  1. Siaka Fadera, I-Chi Lee. Regulation of Cancer Stem Cells by Using Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Nano-Film System. IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering, 2019, Gwangju, Korea.
  2. Siaka Fadera, I-Chi Lee. Effect of Low Intensity Ultrasound Stimulation on the Differentiation of Liver Cancer Stem Cells. International Advanced Drug Delivery Symposium & Annual Meeting of Biomaterials and Controlled Release Society, 2019, Hsinchu, Taiwan.