May 16, 2019

Our work designing a system to control vesicle secretion, led by Kamat Lab undergrad Claire Hilburger, is out in ACS Synthetic Biology. Our work presents the design of a membrane AND gate that incorporates membrane-associating molecules as inputs that work in conjuncti...

February 14, 2019

Our paper investigating how bilayer vesicles containing diblock copolymers enhance the cell-free expression and folding of a mechanosensitive channel protein is out in PNAS. The work was led by Miranda Jacobs and reveals the role of membrane surface area and the membra...

October 2, 2018

Our paper, led by second year BME graduate student Maggie Boyd, describes a new method to simultaneously monitor surface area and tension in bilayer membranes and is out in Biophys J. We're exploring how we can use dyes to spatially map changes in membrane tension and...

April 3, 2018

Our paper demonstrates the non-enzymatic copying of mixed-sequence RNA templates inside model protocells. In addition, we show how environmental conditions like elevated temperature and divalent cations, that help the replication reaction, also help RNA substrates ente...

February 26, 2018

Our paper describes how vesicle composition can be changed to enhance encapsulated reactions and how this feature may have facilitated a transition in membrane composition between primitive and modern cells.

 

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