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The Biomaterials Design Group at Northeastern University works at the interface of bio-analytical chemistry, materials science, and design. We investigate fundamental mechanisms behind systems in biology and use our understanding to better inform the design new classes of protein-based biomaterials that may interface with or enhance the performance of humans. Once we identify key molecules or proteins involved in system processes, we develop strategies to build their structure dependent function into macromolecular materials using customized manufacturing techniques. Current research projects focus on building photonic sensors inspired by cephalopods and designing bionic protein materials for implantable electronics. For more information about what we do, check out our research section here.

News


01/2020 - It's a new year, a new decade, and a new lab! The BDG welcomes newest postodoc, Dan Wilson. Dan comes to us from Tufts having just received his PhD from Charlie Mace. Welcome, Dan!

12/2019 - The BDG welcomes our newest graduate students - Patrick, Erica, and Duncan. Welcome to the team y'all!

10/2019 - The BDG welcomes postdoc Jason Lin to the team! Jason comes to us from Cornell, having just received his PhD in Food Science with Julie Goddard. Welcome, Jason!

09/2019 - Congrats to Camille for leading our latest collaborative work on a new bioinspired UV-filter that protects mammalian cells against UV-induced cellular damage published in ChemComm!!

Research Highlights


Check out our work on a new bioinspired UV-filter that protects mammalian cells against UV-induced cellular damage!

How do fibers grow? Check out our latest on protein mediated assembly!

How do fibers grow? Check out our latest on protein mediated assembly!

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Check out our sustainable method to synthesize the squid pigment xanthommatin in this new report!