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 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 […]

The Kamat Lab heads to the 2019 Biophysical Society Meeting!

Kamat Lab members, Miranda, Maggie, Justin, and Claire headed to Baltimore this week to attend the 2019 Annual Biophysical Society Meeting. Miranda gave a platform presentation and Maggie, Justin, and Claire presented posters on their recent work.

Maggie’s paper investigating the origins of multicellularity is out!

Maggie’s paper from her time in the Herron group is out in Scientific Reports. The study looked at the origins of multicellularity and found that the transition to multicellularity can happen in response to an ecologically relevant selective pressure, including predation. Neat work- check it out here!

The Kamat Lab heads to BMES

Maggie’s talk on our membrane tension and surface area sensors is Thursday, 4:45 pm in A313 Claire’s poster on controlling membrane channel incorporation into vesicles is in the undergraduate poster session on Saturday, P-SAT-522 Neha co-chairs Nanotechnologies for Nucleic Acid Detection and Exosome Analysis Northwestern University hosts a reception on Thursday, 8-10 pm, in the Chestnut […]

Tim joins the lab!

Timothy Vu has joined the Kamat Lab as a first year graduate student in Biomedical Engineering. He received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from UC Irvine, an MS in Bioengineering from Rice University, and then worked as research specialist at the University of Chicago in the Kossiakoff Lab. Welcome. Tim!