BWIS Lecture: 'STEM Pathway Toward Protein Biomaterials and Innovation—and the Lessons Learned,' 12/8

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Jin Kim Montclare, professor of chemical and ciomolecular Engineering (Credit: New York University)

Join Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. on Zoom for a lecture by Jin Kim Montclare of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. Prof. Montclare will discuss her work engineering artificial protein materials with entirely new properties and function.

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Inspired by nature's biopolymers, she and her lab team employ synthetic and chemical biology to construct materials and endow them with stimuli-responsiveness. In particular, they have fabricated protein-derived nanomaterials: coiled-coil fibers, helix-elastin block polymers, and supercharged coiled-coillipid complexes (or lipoproteoplexes).

Prof. Montclare and her team investigate the fundamental self-assembly and molecular recognition capabilities of these systems. More importantly, they are able to harness these structures as well as others to interface with small molecule therapeutics, genes, and cells. She will also share her research path and lessons learned along the way.

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