Inspired by the high functionality of small peptides, particularly within polymeric materials, and the impact of stereochemistry on material properties, we are developing peptide-polymer composites to interact productively with biological systems and respond to environmental cues. Our main research directions include:

  • Deciphering the role of stereochemistry-driven interactions in tunable (bio)materials

  • Tailoring peptides for treatment of infectious diseases, cardiovascular conditions, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Programming material degradation for controlled release of therapeutics and manufacturing porous materials