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!
11/16/2018- Joey's paper on the size distributions of GUVs obtained from the vesiculation of phospholipids on cellulose paper and cotton fabric is published in Langmuir! Cotton fabric is reusable and can support cyclical growth of GUVs. The results suggest an economically viable route towards large scale synthesis of GUVs. Check out the paper here!
8/22/2018- The lab welcomes new BEST graduate student Vaishnavi (Vaish) Girish. Vaish comes with 6 years of experience in industry in P&G Singapore, and has a BA and MEng in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, UK. Welcome Vaish!