Zauscher Lab

The Zauscher lab research lies at the intersection of surface and colloid science, polymer materials engineering, and biointerface science. These broad inquiries deal with fundamental behaviors of soft-wet materials on surfaces and interfaces.

Current projects include:

(1) fabrication, manipulation, and characterization of stimulus-responsive biomolecular and bio-inspired polymeric nanostructures on surfaces;
(2) nanomechanics of soft-wet materials and hybrid biological/non-biological microdevices;
(3) interaction of proteins with lipid membranes in the context of HIV-1;
(4) the role of glycoproteins in boundary lubrication of cartilage.

Recent Publications

  1. Y Yang, Q Lu, C-M Huang, H Qian, Y Lu, G Arya, S Deshpande, Y Ke, and S Zauscher. "Programmable site-specific functionalization of DNA origami with polynucleotide brushe." Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, July 2021, in press. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202107829 and 10.1002/ange.202107829
  2. LA Navarro, JJ Ryan, M Dzuricky, M Gradzielski, A Chilkoti, and S Zauscher. "Microphase Separation of
    Resilin-likeand Elastin-like Diblock Copolypeptides in Concentrated Solutions." Biomacromolecules, July 2021, in press.
  3. LA Navarro, AE Enciso, K Matyjaszewski, and S Zauscher. "Enzymatically Degassed Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization with Real-Time Monitoring.Journal of the American Chemical Society141, no. 7 (2019): 3100-3109.


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