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Congratulations to Brylee, Peyman, and Max for publication of their article as a Very Important Paper (VIP) in Angewandte Chemie!

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Congratulations to Brylee, Peyman, and Max for publication of their article in Angewandte Chemie! The manuscript has also been labeled as a Very Important Paper (VIP) based on the evaluation of referees–only a small number of accepted manuscripts receive such a positive evaluation! The presence of the catehcolic amino acid Dopa in the adhesive proteins …

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Congratulations to Patrick, Katerina, and Diederik on their paper published in ACS Nano!

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Congratulations to Patrick, Katerina, and Diederik on their paper published in ACS Nano! Promoting microbial adhesion to surfaces? Materials are mostly designed to prevent attachment and growth of microbes. We propose the opposite; to create materials that encourage microorganisms to attach and thrive on. In this work we guide and adhere cellulose-producing bacteria into attachment …

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Congratulations to Katerina for winning UC Berkeley Graduate Division Grant!

Congratulations to Katerina for receiving UC Berkeley Graduate Division Block Grant for Spring 2020 semester!

Congratulations to Katerina and Peyman on their paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

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Congratulations to Katerina and Peyman on their paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! This work describes an approach to improve the mechanical properties of the mussel adhesive protein inspired nanocoating material polydopamine (pDA). pDA offers a simple and versatile approach to surface modification and has been widely adopted for use in energy harvest and …

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The lab welcomes new postdocs Jisoo Shin and Joakim Engstrom!

We are pleased to welcome our newest group members Jisoo Shin and Joakim Engstrom. Jisoo has received her PhD in biotechnology from Yonsei University in South Korea in 2018 and Joakim has recently completed his PhD at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Welcome Jisoo and Joakim!  

Congratulations to Brylee D. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan and Max Ney on the publication of their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces!

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Congratulations to Brylee D. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan, and Max Ney on the publication of their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces! In this work, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) were synthesized by copolymerization of dopamine methacrylamide (DMA) with common PSA monomers, with careful attention paid to the effects of catechol on adhesive and cohesive properties. A combination …

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Congratulations to Cody on his paper published in Angewandte Chemie!

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Congratulations to postdoc Cody Higginson on his paper published in Angewandte Chemie! This paper describes a family of bioinspired small‐molecule resins and main‐chain polybenzoxazines derived from biologically available catechols, which upon thermal curing yielded favorable mechanical properties compared to a commercial benzoxazine resin. These results highlight the utility of bioinspired design and the use of …

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Congratulations to Sally Winkler for being named a Siebel Scholar!

Sally Winkler has been named a 2020 Siebel Scholar! The Siebel Scholars program awards research fellowships to top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science. Congratulations, Sally!

Congratulations to Jing on her paper published in ACS Nano!

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Congratulations to former postdoc Jing Cheng on her paper published in ACS Nano! Check it out to see how we use supramolecular polymers for tissue regeneration. Supramolecular Polymers for Drug-Induced Tissue Regeneration ACS Nano, 2019, Accepted Manuscript https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.9b00281

Congratulations to Devang for completing his MD/PhD!

Congratulations to former graduate student Devang Amin who will complete the Northwestern University MD/PhD program on May 19! Devang will soon start a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado. Best of luck, Devang!

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