Our paper, led by Miranda, is out in BiophysJ!

Miranda’s paper studying the effects of dietary fatty acids, EPA and DHA, on membrane elasticity is out in Biophysical Journal  1. This work was motivated by the bigger question of why these two fatty acids have different physiological effects (ex. cardiovascular, neurological) and what’s happening at the membrane level to potentially cause these changes.  2. […]

Our collaborative paper, led by the Jewett Lab, is featured by Northwestern News!

By cracking open a cellular membrane, Northwestern University synthetic biologists have discovered a new way to increase production yields of protein-based vaccines by five-fold, significantly broadening access to potentially lifesaving medicines. In February, the researchers introduced a new biomanufacturing platform that can quickly make shelf-stable vaccines at the point of care, ensuring they will not go to […]

Our undergrads Nina and Lucas received fellowships for the summer!

Nina Galvez and Lucas Sant’Anna were awarded undergraduate research fellowships for the coming summer. We’re excited to announce that  Nina was awarded the McCormick 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Award and Lucas was awarded the Jaharis Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations to you both! We’re excited for what the summer will bring!

Our PhD candidate Justin was awarded the Ryan Graduate Fellowship!

Justin Peruzzi, a 4th year Chemical and Biological Engineering student in the Kamat Lab was named as a 2020 Ryan Fellow. The fellowships support graduate students who explore fundamental nanoscale science and advance this knowledge into practical applications of benefit to society. Congratulations, Justin!!   Check out the press release here More information about the […]

Our new NSF-funded graduate training program focused on synthetic biology will launch at Northwestern!

Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology (CSB) is one of the global hubs for innovation in its field. A prestigious grant promises to push the program even further. The National Science Foundation awarded $3 million to support a new graduate-level training program that focuses on PhD students. Northwestern Engineering’s Julius Lucks, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, is […]