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!
6/7/2017 - The lab engaged in an outreach activity with high school students and teachers using the NSF-funded confocal microscope! Check out some pictures of the activity here!
6/5/2017 - Undergraduate lab member Ramces Gonzalez will be spending the summer in UC, San Diego conducting research through the
UCSD STARS program. Congratulations Ramces!
6/5/2017- Another summer research session begins! The lab welcomes high school senior Guadalupe Covarrubias-Oregel through the ACS SEED program. Undergraduate Joshua Greschler (Physics, Allegheny College) through the MACES Summer Fellowship and Jacob Orozco (Chemistry, Merced College) through the CCBM C-SIP Summer Fellowship program.
5/9/2017- Campus communications writes an article highlighting the new Zeiss LSM 880 with AiryScan+FAST that Anand acquired through an award from NSF's Major Research Instrumentation Program! Check out the article here!