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By merging molecular biology, bioinformatics, and genetics with state-of-the-art engineering and physical sciences, GEMSEC designs and synthesizes short peptides (GEPIs) tailored for selective and specific binding to solids that possess assembly properties on functional nanoscale substrates. Grounded in genome-based design, molecular recognition, and self-assembly principles gained from biology, GEPIs are material synthesizers, molecular erectors, and assemblers for diverse applications in nanotechnology and medicine, ranging from cell-free tissue engineering to bioelectronics. 

Recent News & Highlights

May 17, 2019

Richard Lee | Outreach Award

Congratulations to Richard for receiving the 2019 Douglas and Barbara Allan K-12 Outreach Award at the Annual MSE Awards in recognition for his commitment and leadership in science education outreach to K-12 students. 

May 18, 2018

Siddharth Rath | Graduate Mentor Award

​Congratulations to Sid for receiving the 2018 Graduate Mentor of the Year Award. Selected by a vote of all MSE undergraduates for the graduate student who has provided outstanding contributions to the education and guidance of undergraduate students outside the classroom. 

September 26, 2018

Andrea Dao | Levinson Emerging Scholar Award

Congratulations to Andrea for receiving the Levinson Emerging Scholar Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The award provides support for undergraduate students in bioscience-related research and funds only ten scholars per year.  We are very proud of her for this significant accomplishment. 

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