Biomimetic materials

Micro-scale biological systems have incredible non-equilibrium structural and mechanical capabilities; these systems allow cells and organelles to carry out their biological functions. We study self-assembled systems that mimic aspects of this behavior. Our primary methodology involves designing self-assembling DNA systems, and interfacing them with DNA-binding enzymes. 

Researchers

Gabrielle Abraham

Active DNA Nanostar droplets

Anna Nguyen

Complex coacervation with DNA and polyamines