Jin Montclare, of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, will deliver a seminar entitled, "Responsive Protein Engineered Biomaterials." Hosted by Mark Tuckerman.
This seminar will take place in-person in Jurow Lecture Hall, and every effort will be made to broadcast over zoom as well at: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/96778977646
For more information about Jin Montclare, click here.
Abstract: Inspired by nature’s biopolymers, we engineer artificial protein materials with entirely new properties and function. We employ synthetic and chemical biology to construct our materials and endow them with stimuli responsiveness. In particular, we have fabricated protein-derived nanomaterials: coiled-coil fibers, helix-elastin block polymers, and supercharged coiled- coil•lipid complexes (or lipoproteoplexes). We investigate the fundamental self-assembly and molecular recognition capabilities of these systems. More importantly, we are able to harness these structure as well as others to interface with small molecule therapeutics, genes, and cells.