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!
3/17/2017- Graduate Student Joseph Pazzi wins a BEST Summer Research Fellowship! Congratulations Joey!
3/15/2017 - Alexander Li joins the lab as a M.S. student in Biological Engineering and Small Scale Technologies. Welcome Alex!
3/11/2017- Anand serves as a faculty judge for the Annual UC LEADS Symposium held at UCLA! UC LEADS lab members, Victor Hernandez and Jesus Partida presented posters on their summer research in the Subramaniam Lab, lab members Ramces Gonzalez and Marcos Lucero presented posters on their summer research in the Plaxco Lab and Ayzner lab respectively.
3/10/2017- Graduate student Melissa Xu visits Buhach Colony High School
to engage in NSF and NASA sponsored STEM outreach. Melissa presented an interactive Crime Lab module as an accessible illustration of the principles of biosensing to five different high school classes. Check out pictures of Melissa in action!