*CANCELED* UCLA Student Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science Lectureship

When
Thu, Dec 1 5:00pm
Where
Cram Conference Room – 3440 Molecular Sciences Bldg
Speaker Professor Jin K. Montclare
Hosted by
UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Description

*** CANCELED ***

*** Professor Montclare's lecture will be rescheduled on a date to be determined ***

 

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UCLA Student Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science Lectureship Series

“Constructing Intelligent Protein Materials”

Abstract.  Through centuries of evolution, nature has developed biopolymers capable of folding and assembling into discrete structures with a functional consequence. Inspired by this, our lab focuses on engineering “intelligent” protein materials with entirely new properties and function.  In particular, our lab has fabricated protein-derived nanomaterials: helix-elastin block polymers and coiled-coil fibers.  We investigate the fundamental self-assembly and molecular recognition capabilities of these systems.  More importantly, we are able to harness these structure as well as others to interface with small molecule therapeutics, genes, cells and inorganic metals.  Central to this work is the integration of stimuli-responsive domains through rational design.

 

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