Recent News

International Journal of Nanomedicine paper accepted!

July 27, 2018

Congrats! The manuscript "Doxorubicin-Loaded Protease-Activated NIR Fluorescent Polymeric Nanoparticles for Imaging and Therapy of Cancer" by Tugba Yildiz, Renpeng Gu, Stefan Zauscher, and Tania Betancourt* has been accepted for publication in the "International Journal of Nanomedicine." 

Statistical Analysis of Single-Molecule AFM Force Spectroscopy Curves

July 27, 2018

Here a link to a nice paper (unpublished) on the Statistical Analysis of Single-Molecule AFM Force Spectroscopy Curves. The work arose from a collaboration between our and Prof. Scott Schmidler's group at Duke. Scott is the corresponding author on the statistical methods part.
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Biomacromolecules Paper Published!

July 18, 2018

Congrats Renpeng! The paper "Enzymatic synthesis of nucleobase-modified single-stranded DNA offers tunable resistance to nuclease degradation," was just published in Biomacromolecules.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10. [...]

Bioconjugate Chemistry Paper Published!

July 13, 2018

Congrats Luis and Dan! The Biconjugate Chemistry Paper is published.
"Synthesis of Modular Brush Polymer-Protein Hybrids using Diazotransfer and Copper Click Chemistry"
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.bioconjchem. [...]

Controlled Release Paper just Published!

April 10, 2018

Our paper entitled "Encapsulation and controlled release of retinol from silicone particles for topical delivery," was just published on-line in the Journal of Controlled Release!
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Congratulations Yuan Gao!

April 10, 2018

Congratulations to your successful defense and MS thesis entitled "Microphase Separation of Stimulus-Responsive Block-co-Polypeptides on Surfaces."

 

Congratulations Dr. Renpeng Gu!

April 10, 2018

Congratulations to a successful PhD defense, and your dissertation entitled "Synthesis and Self-assembly of Amphiphilic DNA Copolymers."

Biomacromolecules Paper Accepted!

December 3, 2017

Functional Modification of Silica through Enhanced Adsorption of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Block Copolymers
Li, Linying; Li, Nan; Tu, Qing; Im, Owen; Mo, Chia-Kuei; Han, Wei; Fuss, William; Carroll, Nick J.; Chilkoti, Ashutosh; Yingling, Yaroslava; Zauscher, Stefan; Lopez, Gabriel P [...]

Congratulations Dr. Marusak!

November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Kate Marusak for her successful defense of her dissertation! Well done Kate!

Congrats to Luis Navarro!

October 25, 2017

Luis just passed his preliminary exam "Bioinspired Lubricants for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis". Well done!

Nature Biotech Paper Published!

October 25, 2017

Our collaborative paper entitled "Programmable assembly of pressure sensors using pattern-forming bacteria" was published in Nature Biotech.
Click on the link for a view only version:  [...]

Pushing Science and Engineering to Create New Soft Materials

September 7, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Zauscher and Prof. Chilkoti for winning a four-year, $1.4 [...]

Startup Aims to “Qatch” Blood Coagulation Data

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Zehra for winning an NSF STTR and read the story about her startup company Qatch! What a Qatch!

Read the Qatch! story

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Oddball Enzyme Provides Easy Path to Synthetic Biomaterials

August 1, 2017

Lei’s paper on TdT catalyzed enzymatic polymerization (TcEP) of single stranded DNA has recently been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie and highlighted in several other press [...]

Highly Cited Paper in Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science

July 17, 2017

Model cell membranes: Techniques to form complex biomimetic supported lipid bilayers via vesicle fusion, published in 2013 is one of the most highly cited papers in Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Lei Tang for a Successful PhD Defense!

July 1, 2016

Lei Tang defended her PhD dissertation entitled: “Enzymatic Polymerization of High Molecular Weight DNA” with flying colors. Congratulations!

Rob Ferris (former Zauscherlab Grad Student) places 5th in Solo RAAM!

June 25, 2016

Congratulations Rob! Truly an amazing achievement!

Rob Ferris

RT-MRSEC and Zauscher Win Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education!

June 7, 2016

The Graduate School created the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education to acknowledge extraordinary achievements by departments and programs that help create an environment of inclusive excellence in graduate education. Read more on the [...]