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!
9/22/2017- Mr. Maril Soomalan, a high school Physics teacher from El Capital High, presented a poster at the CCBM/STEP Open House detailing the time that he spent in our lab over the summer.Check out the pictures here!
8/24/2017- Graduate students Joseph Pazzi and Melissa Xu are named CCBM Graduate Scholars for 2017-2018. Congratulations Melissa, Joey!
8/4/2017- Joshua Greschler (Physics, Allegheny College) and Jacob Orozco (Chemistry, Merced College) conclude their summer research programs in the lab, and gave outstanding talks and presented posters of their work at the UROC Summer Research Symposium. Josh returns to Allegheny College for his junior year, and Jacob is transferring from Merced College to UC Irvine as a Junior in Chemical Engineering! Check out some photos of Josh and Jacob in action!
8/3/2017- High school senior Guady just completed the ACS Project SEED program conducting research in our lab, and gave an outstanding presentation at the ACS SEED symposium! Guady will be joining UC Merced as a freshman in the Fall and will continue as an undergraduate researcher in the lab! Congratulations Guady!