Dr. Dongyuan Piao

Dr. Dongyuan  Piao
Research Manager


BSc, Biochemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China; PhD, Organic Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Office: BEC 439

Don Piao joined the Gustavson School of Business in 2018. As Research Manager, Don conceptualizes, plans and manages Gustavson research activities, supports Gustavson faculty on grant efforts and works with multiple stakeholders to maintain and enhance Gustavson research excellence, community engagement and impact. 

Don enjoys building inclusive teams to help solve problems, and believes in the value of lifelong learning and growth.

In his research career in life sciences and material sciences, Don designed and developed proprietary fluorescent material for ultra-sensitive explosives detection, early detection of amyloid aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and molecular free-volume polymers as next-generation low-k dielectric materials.

Piao, D., Basavapathruni, A., Iyidogan, P., Dai, G., Hinz, W., Ray, A. S., Murakami, E., Feng, J. Y., You, F., Dutschman, G. E., Austin, D. J., Parker, K. A., Anderson, K. S.  Bifunctional Inhibition of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase: A First Step in Designing a Bifunctional Triphosphate. (2013)  Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 23, 1511–1518.

Ye, Y., Piao, D., Xu, B., Ferrara, B., Bacskai, B. J., Hancock, L. H., Achilefu, S. (2008) Novel Chimerical Fluorescent Probes for Optical Imaging of Amyloid beta-peptide Aggregates. Nice, France. World Molecular Imaging Congress.

Piao, D., Young, M., D’Urso, E., Takiff, L., Morse, R., Hancock, L. H., Raymond, S., Ferrara, B., Borrelli, L., Bacskai, B. J.  Far Red Amyloid Binding Fluorophores for Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development- Part 2. (2007) Providence, RI, USA. AMI/SMI Joint Molecular Imaging Conference.

Piao, D., Bacskai, B. J., Morse, R., MacLean, P., Young, M., Hancock, L. H. Far Red Amyloid Binding Fluorophores for Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development- Part 1. (2006) Boston, MA, USA.  IBC Drug Discovery Technology.

Piao, D., D’Urso, E., Reddy, P., Wald, L., McDaniel, W., Fagan, S., Paul, K., Hancock, L. H. Synthesis and characterization of 2, 5’-di-tert-butyl-6,13-diketo-5,14-dihydro-5,14[1’,2’]-benzenopentacene.  (2005) Salt Lake City, UT, USA. National Organic Chemistry Symposium.

Piao, D., Takiff, L., D’Urso, E., Mulherin, K., Wichert, C., McDaniel, W., Deans, R., Paul, K., Wegley, B., Fisher, M., Hancock, L. H. Synthesis, characterization and sensitivity studies for a TNT-sensing polymer. (2005) Washington, DC, USA. American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Piao, D., Parker, K. A. Control element for regioselectivity in the dienone-phenol type rearrangement: Preparation of two, 4-disubstituted-1-naphta-ols (2005) Washington, DC, USA. American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Wang, D., Han, X., Zheng, L., Xiao, L., Piao, D., Li, J., Yang, C., Jing, X. Interpenetrating Polymer Network as Stable Second Order Nonlinear Optical Materials. (1994) International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals.