Citlayi heads to SACNAS!

Citlayi Villaseñor presented her research at the National Diversity in Stem Conference. She ran into our REU student, Jessy Gonzalez, while she was there!    

Nina and Lucas Win Undergraduate Awards!

Kamat Lab undergraduate researchers Nina Galvez and Lucas Sant’Anna have been recognized for their research! Both students were awarded the Lyle F. Mockros Outstanding Senior Award for their research and achievements in the Biomedical Engineering department. Congratulations on their well-deserved awards!

The Kamat Lab presents at the 2022 BMES Annual Meeting!

The Kamat Lab attended the 2022 BMES Annual Meeting from October 12-15 in San Antonio, Texas! The following students presented their work: Taylor Gunnels (platform) – “Elucidating Design Principles for Engineering Cell-Derived Vesicles to Inhibit SARS-CoV-2 Infection” Vivian Hu (platform) – “Assembly of Therapeutic Nanoparticles Using Cell-Free Integration of Viral Membrane Proteins” Mary Kelly (platform) […]

Tim and Lucas present at the 2022 ACS Fall Meeting!

Tim Vu and Lucas Sant’Anna presented at the 2022 ACS Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL! Tim gave a talk titled “Lipid Phase Separation in Vesicles Enhances TRAIL Mediated Cytotoxicity” and Lucas presented a poster titled “Phase separation and lipid saturation influence ligand-receptor interactions on lipid vesicles”.  

Anna, Nora and Andre win Undergraduate Awards!

Kamat Lab undergraduate researchers Anna Davis, Nora Chambers, and Andre Gu have been recognized for their research! Anna Davis was awarded the BME Award for Research in recognition of her outstanding research achievements in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern. Nora Chambers was awarded the Lyle F. Mockros Outstanding Senior Award in recognition of her […]

Neha receives the 2022 ACS Syn Bio Young Investigator Award!

Neha Kamat has received the 2022 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Innovator Award! She presented an award lecture at the 2022 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) conference in Washington, D.C. Read Neha’s interview with ACS here.

Maggie successfully defends her thesis!

Maggie Boyd, a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering program, successfully defended her thesis. Her thesis was titled “Engineering bilayer membranes for nano- and microscale sensing.”

Beth is awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship!

Beth was awarded the NSF Graduate Fellowship this year. The NSF graduate fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science and engineering. It is one of the most prestigious awards at this stage of their career. Congratulations, Beth!

Miranda successfully defends her thesis!

Miranda Jacobs, a graduate student in the Interdiscliplinary Biosciences (IBiS) Program successfully defended her thesis. Miranda is the first graduate of our lab! Her thesis was titled, “Investigating How Membrane Mechanical Properties Affect the Expression, Folding, and Function of a Model Mechanosensitive Channel Protein.”