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.”

Neha receives the NSF Career Award

Neha Kamat has received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the foundation’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members. Neha’s lab will receive $700,082 over five years from NSF’s Division of Materials Research. The award was highlighted by McCormick Engineering News.

Citlayi and Vivian are awarded fellowships!

Citlayi Villaseñor, who recently completed her first year as a PhD student in Northwestern’s Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Graduate Program, is a recipient of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program at Northwestern. The Biophysics training program is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (5T32 GM008382). Vivian […]

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!