Taylor is awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship!

Taylor was awarded the NSF Graduate Fellowship. 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, Taylor!

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 […]

Miranda is awarded an AHA Predoctoral Fellowship!

  Congratulations to Miranda, who was awarded a prestigious Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association this month! Miranda will be studying how fatty acids affect the activity of a mechanosensitive channel in red blood cells.

Our paper is out in Angewandte Chemie!

Our paper investigating how DNA tethers enable fusion between specific populations of lipid vesicles and can be used to initiate cell-free reactions is out in Angewandte Chemie. The work was led by Justin Peruzzi and explores how membrane domains can enhance membrane fusion and thereby increase the yield of encapsulated cell-free expression reactions.  Great job […]