Perry Research Group

Welcome to the Perry Lab

Perry Research Group

Research in the Perry laboratory utilizes self-assembly, molecular design, and microfluidic technologies to generate biomimetic microenvironments to study and enable the implementation of biomolecules to address real-world challenges. Individually, microfluidics represents an enabling technology for high throughput analyses such as the time-resolved structural analysis of enzyme dynamics, while control over molecular interactions in self-assembling polyelectrolyte systems can be used to examine the interplay between biomolecules and the environment. Together, these capabilities can be coupled to generate artificial organelles for use in applications ranging from biochemistry to bioenergetics, biocatalysis, and biomedicine. Furthermore, this work has tremendous pedagogical potential to inspire students to work at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and engineering.

News and Announcements

March 30th, 2023
Isaac Ramírez Marrero

Isaac Ramírez Marrero will be presenting his research on the Effect of Copolymer Chemistry on the Material Properties of Polyelectrolyte Complex Materials at the Spring ACS Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!

March 25th, 2023
Sarthak Saha

Congratulations to Sarthak Saha, who was invited to serve as a discussion leader at the 2023 Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics Gordon Research Seminar!

March 20th, 2023
Amy Lim

Congratulations to Amy Lim, who will be participating in a sustainability-focused REU program at the University of Louisville this summer!

March 16th, 2023
Alistaire Rauch

Congratulations to Alistaire Rauch, who will be joining the lab of Prof. Joel Collier in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University as a PhD student in the fall!

March 13th, 2023
Sarthak Saha

Congratulations to Sarthak Saha on the publication of his very first first-author paper! X-ray compatible centrifugal microfluidics are pretty awesome.

"Polymer-based Microfluidic Device for On-chip Counter-diffusive Crystallization and In Situ X-ray Crystallography at Room Temperature," S. Saha, C. Özden, A. Samkutty, S. Russi, A. Cohen, M.M. Stratton, S.L. Perry, Lab on a Chip, (2023) - ASAP. [PDF]

March 6th, 2023
Sarah Perry
February 20th, 2023
Isaac Ramírez Marrero

Congratulations to Isaac Ramírez Marrero on having been awarded an ACS Bridge Travel Award to attend the Spring ACS Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!

February 16th, 2023
Júlia Bonesso Sabadini

We are very sad to bid Júlia Bonesso Sabadini goodbye. It has been great having her as a part of our group for the past year, and we look forward to continuing the collaboration with upon her return to Brazil!

February 14th, 2023
mRNA Manufacture

Very excited to announce the publication of a new patent with our collaborators from Prof. Craig Martin's lab that Shuo Sui and Prof. Perry contributed to!

"Novel Enzymatic Methods to Generate High Yields of Sequence Specific RNA Oligonucleotides with Extreme Precision," C. Martin, E. Cavac, K.H. Malagodapathiranage, S. Sui, S.L. Perry, Y. Gholamalipour, US Patent No. 11,578,348 B2, Feb. 14, 2023.

February 14th, 2023
Xianci Zeng

Xianci Zeng's G.R.A.S.S. Seminar today on Exploring the Effects of Osmolytes on Complex Coacervation is a sweet way to spend your Valentine's Day!

February 11th, 2023
Luke Boudreau

Congratulations to Luke Boudreau who will be starting work next week as a research technician in the lab of Dr. O. Berk Usta at Massachusetts General Hospital!

January 19th, 2023
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry was elected as one of the next Vice-Chairs for the Gordon Research Conference on Peptide Materials, along with Joel Schneider from the NCI!

January 18th, 2023
Arvind Sathyavageeswaran

Arvind presented a poster on the Molecular Design of Peptide-based Complex Coacervates at the brand new Gordon Research Conference on Peptide Materials.

January 17th, 2023
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry presented on Peptide Complex Coacervates for Enhancing the Stability of Proteins and Viruses at the brand new Gordon Research Conference on Peptide Materials.

January 6th, 2023
Kat Nilov

Check out this news story in the Boston Globe that talks about the success of the Boys and Girls Club, and highlights our own group alum Kat Nilov!

January 3rd, 2023
Bryan Chua

Congratulations to group alumnus Bryan Chua on his new position as a Senior Automation Engineer I at Biogen!

January 1st, 2023
New Year's LlabLlama

Happy New Year!!! #LlabLlama

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