The Subramaniam Lab seeks to understand the fundamental physicochemical mechanisms that govern the assembly and function of biomembranes. We combine experimental tools from soft matter physics, chemistry, and molecular biology to tackle cutting-edge challenges in biomembrane engineering and bottom-up synthetic biology. Current topics of interest include developing methods for high throughput fabrication of semi-synthetic cells and developing cost effective vesicle-based therapeutics and diagnostics to improve public health. Browse these pages to learn more about our lab!
7/5/02019- Vaish's paper showing that a surprisingly diverse range of fabrics such as silk, rayon, nylon, polyester, fiberglass and cotton can produce GUVs appears in Langmuir! Check out the paper here!
6/24/2019- The lab hosted our annual Intro to Light Microscopy Workshop for local high school students today! Graduate students Alex Li and Vaish Girish led the activity.
6/18/2019- Joey's paper is featured as a cover article in Langmuir!
6/10/2019- The lab welcomes Calvin Hu from UC Berkeley through the CCBM C-SIP program, Breanna Paredes from UC Merced through the UROC program, and Jasmine Aguirre from Golden Valley High School through the ACS SEED program for summer research!