The Subramaniam Lab engineers and studies colloidal, polymeric, and biologically active interfaces. Our current emphasis is on understanding biophysical processes through in vitro reconstitution (understanding by taking things apart and putting things back together!), and on applying this knowledge to design active biomimetic materials such as semi-synthetic cells. By design, many of our problems involve the study and use of biologically derived materials as well as inorganic and organic colloidal particles. Immediate applied aspects of our research aims to impact world health and health in the San Joaquin Valley by developing novel biomedical diagnostics. Browse these pages to learn more about our lab!
3/8/2018- Joey passes his qualifying exam and advances to become a PhD candidate in BEST. Congratulations Joey!
3/2/2018- Joey was selected to receive a BEST Graduate Group Summer Fellowship. Congratulations Joey!
2/22/2018- Alex's and Joey's paper on the generality of using cellulose paper to fabricate vesicles from a wide-variety of lamellar phase forming amphiphiles has been published in Biomacromolecules! This paper extend our earlier work on using cellulose paper to grow giant liposomes and reports that we can also form vesicles from fatty acid and polymersomes from diblock and triblock copolymers using filter paper. Check out the paper here!