Letteri Polymer (Bio)materials Lab
We are designing materials that synergistically combine synthetic polymers and peptides to unlock new capabilities for the next generation of materials. Our specific interests include understanding and exploiting stereochemistry-driven interactions and stimuli-responsive motifs to control materials properties, and using polymers to present and encapsulate peptides in ways that maximize their function.
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Recent Letteri Lab News
Clare and Liza present their work at the SEAS Engineering Open House, and Taylor and Rachel tell perspective UVa undergraduates about all the possibilities Chemical Engineering has to offer!
Our lab receives an NSF CAREER award for developing new ways to control mechanics and lifetime in dynamic hydrogel biomaterials! We're so excited to start this project and to work with Marco Giles and his students at Prairie View A&M University to structure the start of undergraduate research experiences while studying how polymer architecture impacts these dynamic hydrogel properties! Read more here.
Israt presents her work on stereochemistry-driven gelation at the University of Virginia Engineering Research symposium (UVERS).
Congratulations to Mara on winning an PMSE Best Poster Award at the ACS Meeting in San Diego for her work on poly(amino ester)s!