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December 1st, 2012

Bret Ulery

Bret Ulery joins the lab as a Postdoc, coming from Cato Laurencin's lab at the University of Connecticut.

October 28th-November 2nd, 2012

2012 AIChE

The Tirrell Group presented a number of research talks and posters at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, PA.

October 12th, 2012

Emma Patchak

Welcome to Emma Patchak, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Sarah Perry.

October, 2012

Dimitris Priftis

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis on his latest publication:

"Thermodynamic Characterization of Polypeptide Complex Coacervation," D. Priftis,* N. Laugel and M. Tirrell, Langmuir, 28, 15947-15957 (2012). [PDF]

August 1st, 2012

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung joins the lab as a Postdoc, coming from Ramille Shah's lab at Northwestern University. She is also the recipient of an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

July, 24th 2012

Advanced Materials Cover

Tirrell group research is featured on the cover of Advanced Materials:

"Self-Assembled Peptide Amphiphile Micelles Containing a Cytotoxic T-Cell Epitope Promote a Protective Immune Response In Vivo," M. Black, A.Trent, Y. Kostenko, J.S. Lee, C. Olive, and M. Tirrell, Advanced Materials, 24, 3845–3849 (2012). [PDF]

June 24-27th, 2012

Laurie Mlinar

Laurie (Drews) Mlinar presented her research at the 6th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN), held at the University of California at Berkeley.

June, 2012

Emily Wonder

Welcome to Emily Wonder, newest member of the Tirrell Group.

June, 2012

2012 REU Students

Welcome to the summer REU students from Zhejiang University.

June, 2012

Charles Pierce

Welcome to Charles Pierce, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Matt Kade.

May, 2012

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Katie (Megley) Black, Laurie (Drews) Mlinar, and Matt Kade on their latest publication:

"pH-Responsive Branched Peptide Amphiphile Hydrogel Designed for Applications in Regenerative Medicine with Potential as Injectable Tissue Scaffolds," B.F. Lin, K.A. Megley, N. Viswanathan, D.V. Krogstad, L.B. Drews, M.J. Kade, Y.Qian and M.V. Tirrell, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 19447–19454 (2012). [PDF]

May, 2012

Dimitris Priftis

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis on his latest publication:

"Interfacial Energy of Polypeptide Complex Coacervates Measured via Capillary Adhesion," D. Priftis, R. Farina and M. Tirrell, Langmuir, 28, 8721-8729 (2012). [PDF]

May, 2012

Dimitris Priftis

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis on his latest publication:

"Phase Behaviour and Complex Coacervation of Aqueous Polypeptide Solutions," D. Priftis* and M. Tirrell, Soft Matter, 8, 9396-9405 (2012). [PDF]

April 9-13th, 2012

Laurie Mlinar

Laurie (Drews) Mlinar presented her research at the 2012 Spring MRS Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

March 1st, 2012

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry joins the lab in Chicago.

January 9th, 2012

David Goldfeld

Welcome to David Goldfeld, who is joining us as an undergraduate Research Assistant, working with Matt Kade.