Perry Research Group

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December 31st, 2015
ACS PRF

Prof. Perry was highlighted for her recent grant from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grant in support of research related to Designing the Liquid-to-Solid Transition in Polyelectrolyte Complexes!

December 29th, 2015
SMLS NRT

Congratulations to Whitney Blocher and Zoey Meng on having been named to the second cohort of trainees for the new Soft Materials for Life Sciences NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT)!

December 23rd, 2015
2015_Kush_Brandon

Congratulations to Kush Basu and Brandon Johnston on having been awarded Research Assistant Fellowships from the Commonwealth Honors College!

December 10th, 2015
Rui Pereira

Thanks to Rui Pereira for a great semester! Today, Rui presented on his research this past semester on identifying crystallization conditions to form microcrystals of lysozyme to test out ultra-thin microfluidic platforms for protein crystallography. Rui will graduate next week. We wish you the best!

December 10th, 2015
2015 ENGIN 110

Thanks to my ENGIN 110 class! It was a great semester!

December 9th, 2015
CBI

Prof. Perry presented at the CBI Chalk Talk on Nature-Inspired Materials Design.

November 9th, 2015
2015 AIChE

Prof. Perry presented on the Effect of Charge Patterning and Polymer Architecture on Polypeptide-Based Coacervates at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.

October 29th, 2015
2015 Group

Welcome to Whitney Blocher and Zoey Meng, the second cohort of doctoral students to join the lab!

October 27th, 2015
ACS PRF

Prof. Perry was awarded an ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Grant in support of research related to Designing the Liquid-to-Solid Transition in Polyelectrolyte Complexes!

October 26th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry was awarded a Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development Flex Grant in support of her new elective class on Microfluidics and Microscale Analysis in Materials and Biology (CHEM-ENG 590E). Check it out this spring, enrollment will be limited!

October 23rd, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting today on Microfluidic Platforms for Dynamic Protein Crystallography at CHESS (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.

October 11th, 2015
2015 Polymer Day

Today at the Fall Polymer Event Brandon Johnston, Yalin Liu, and Li-Wei Chang presented their research to a diverse crowd from both academia and industry.

October 11th, 2015
Twitter

The Perry Lab is now on Twitter!

October 9th, 2015
SMLS NRT

Congratulations to Yalin Liu and Li-Wei Chang on having been named as Trainees in the new Soft Materials for Life Sciences NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT)!

October 9th, 2015
Marzbed Margossian

Welcome to Marzbed Margossian, an undergraduate in Chemistry who will be working jointly with the Dubin Lab to characterize the structure and formation of soluble complexes as precursors to complex coacervates.

October 3rd, 2015
2015 Polyelectrolytes

Prof. Perry, will be presenting on Chirality, Architecture, and Charge Patterning in Ionic Polypeptide Complexes as part of the International Scientific Symposium for Multivalent Interactions in Polyelectrolytes, organized in honor of Prof. Matt Tirrell.

September 28th, 2015
Rebecca Zollner

Welcome to Robin Zollner, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working jointly with the Emrick Lab to synthesize and characterize polypeptoid-based complex coacervates.

September 24th, 2015
2015_Chemistry_World

Prof. Perry was highlighted for her contributions to an article in Chemistry World, where she was quoted and reflected on the impact of complex coacervates in everyday life.

September 17th, 2015
Adam Murphy

Welcome to Adam Murphy, a junior in Chemical Engineering who will be working on the design and fabrication of high-throughput microfluidic platforms for time-resolved crystallography.

September 14th, 2015
Rui Pereira

Welcome to Rui Pereira, a senior in Chemical Engineering who will be working on materials, fabrication, and engineering challenges related to the development of high-throughput microfluidic platforms for time-resolved crystallography.

September 9th, 2015
2015_Honors_Scholarships

Congratulations to Cristina Robalo and Rasmia Shamsi on having been awarded Research Assistant Fellowships and to Robert Wang on receiving an Honors Research Grant in support of his thesis from the Commonwealth Honors College!

August 26th, 2015
2015_Chemistry_World

Prof. Perry was quoted in a news highlight in Chemistry World, featuring research presented by Qingrong Huang as part of the Special Symposium on Complex Coacervation held at the ACS Meeting in Boston.

August 10th, 2015
Priftis_2015_AngewChem

Some of Prof. Perry's postdoctoral research, done in collaboration with Prof. Jianjun Cheng's Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was just published in Angewandte Chemie!

"Self-Assembly of α-Helical Polypeptides Driven by Complex Coacervation," D. Priftis, L. Leon, Z. Song, S.L. Perry, K.O. Margossian, A. Tropnikova, J. Cheng, M. Tirrell, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2015) 54, 11128-11132. [PDF]

August 10th, 2015
ACS
August 10th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting on the Effects of Polymer Architecture and Zwitterionic Moieties on Complex Coacervation at the 2nd International Conference on Bioinspired and Zwitterionic Materials on August 12th.

August 5th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry was highlighted for her participation in the Third Annual Summer Engineering Institute for High School Students (SENGI). With the help of Chemical Engineering undergrad Eric Rice, she developed a project on microfluidics-based cell sorting.

July 10th, 2015
2015 Perry Worlds

Congratulations to Prof. Perry on her competition at the ATA World Championships where she brought home the gold in two events, silver in three, and bronze in one!

July 9th, 2015
Perry_2015_Macromol

Prof. Perry and Prof. Charles Sing just published their first joint paper as independent investigators! The paper uses Liquid State Theory to demonstrate the importance of charge connectivity and excluded volume effects on complex coacervation.

"PRISM-Based Theory of Complex Coacervation: Excluded Volume versus Chain Correlation," S.L. Perry, C.E. Sing Macromolecules, 48, 5040-5053 (2015). [PDF]

July 2nd, 2015
Pawate_2015_ActaCrystF

Our paper demonstrating proof-of-concept time-resolved serial Laue crystallography in a microfluidic chip was just published in a special issue of !

"Towards Time-Resolved Serial Crystallography in a Microfluidic Device," A.S. Pawate, V. Šrajer, J. Schieferstein, S. Guha, R. Henning, I. Kosheleva, M. Schmidt, Z. Ren, P.J.A. Kenis, S.L. Perry, Acta Crystallographica, Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications, (2015) 71, 823-830. [PDF]

June 24th, 2015
NSF Logo

Prof. Perry and Prof. Dubin received a grant from the National Science Foundation in support of the upcoming symposium on Complex Coacervation at the ACS Boston Meeting!

June 19th, 2015
Cameron Johnston

Congratulations to our first group alumnus, Cameron Johnston, on accepting a position as a Process Engineer at Toray Plastics. We wish you the very best at your new job!

June 9th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting on the Effect of Polymer Architecture and Zwitterionic Moieties on Complex Coacervation at the 2015 ACS Colloid and Surface Symposium on June 15th.

May 29th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting a poster on Time Resolved Serial Protein Crystallography in a Microfluidic Device at the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics on June 1st and 2nd.

May 14th, 2015
Daniel Seeman

Congratulations to our collaborator Daniel Seeman from the Dubin Lab on successfully defending his PhD dissertation!

May 13th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry presented today on Engineering Biomimetic Coacervate Environments for Protein-Based Applications at the 2015 New England Nanotechnology Association (NENA) Meeting.

May 9th, 2015
Cameron Johnston Graduation

Congratulations to Cameron Johnston on graduation from the Chemical Engineering Department!

May 7th, 2015
Kush Basu

Welcome to Kush Basu, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working on the characterization of self assembly in complex coacervate systems.

May 4th, 2015
Cameron Johnston

Cameron Johnston was highlighted on the department website for having being awarded Best Poster at the American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Undergraduate Research Symposium!

April 29th, 2015
Drew Knudson

Welcome to Drew Knudson, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working on Establishing design rules for protein-polypeptide coacervates using supercharged variants of green fluorescent protein (GFP).

April 28th, 2015
Patrick Harney

Welcome to Patrick Harney, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working on using complex coacervation for the stabilization of hemoglobin for use in artificial blood.

April 24th, 2015
Appa Salvi

Congratulations to Appa Salvi on having been awarded the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Award to work and study abroad in China!

April 22nd, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry was recognized at the 2015 UMass Honors Dinner for having received the Armstrong Fund for Science Award.

April 18th, 2015
Cameron Johnston

Congratulations to Cameron Johnston on being awarded Best Poster for his work on the "Effect of Polymer Architecture and Zwitterionic Moieties on Complex Coacervation" at the American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Undergraduate Research Symposium!

April 18th, 2015
2015 ACS-CVS Symposium

Cameron Johnston and Cristina Robalo will be presenting their research at the American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 14th 2015
Sarah Perry

Contratulations to Prof. Perry on being recognized as a strong advocate for diversity amongst the diversity students in the College of Engineering.

April 7th, 2015
Appa Salvi

Welcome to Appa Salvi, an undergraduate from Hampshire College who will be working to develop microfluidic platforms for the characterization of complex coacervates and protein stability.

April 7th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry was highlighted by the University of Arizona Admissions as part of their Dream Job campaign!

April 6th, 2015
Brandon Johnston

Welcome to Brandon Johnston, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working jointly with the Emrick Lab to characterize and develop complex coacervate-based materials using novel polymer architectures and zwitterionic functionalities.

April 2nd, 2015
Jon Vélez

Welcome to Jon Veléz, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working to help characterize polypeptide-based systems of complex coacervates.

March 27th, 2015
Robert Wang

Welcome to Ruoting "Robert" Wang, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working jointly with the Schiffman Lab to develop methods for electrospinning of polyelectrolyte complexes and complex coacervates.

March 20th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry has been chosen to receive the Armstrong Fund for Science Award for her project on "Bio-inspired thermostable vaccine formulations!" This is Prof. Perry's first funded research project as an independent faculty member.

March 1st, 2015
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting on Biomimetic Coacervate Environments for Protein Analysis at the 2015 APS March Meeting.

February 20th, 2015
Sarah Perry

Congratulations to Prof. Perry for having been chosen to recieve the Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE) Student Choice Award!

February 17th, 2015
Colton Kenny

Welcome to Colton Kenny, an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering who will be working to help build the lab and develop methods for studying the thermal stabilization of proteins in biomimetic complex coacervates.

February 13th, 2015
Materials Discussion Flyer

Prof. Perry will be presenting on "Biomimetic Coacervate Materials and Beyond" at the Materials Discussion on Thursday, 2/19/2015 in LSL N615.

February 12th, 2015
Hoffmann_2015_SoftMatter

Some of Prof. Perry's postdoctoral research, done in collaboration with the de Pablo Lab at the University of Chicago, was just published in Soft Matter!

"A Molecular View of the Role of Chirality in Charge-driven Polypeptide Complexation," K.Q. Hoffmann, S.L. Perry, L. Leon, D. Priftis, M. Tirrell, and J.J. de Pablo, Soft Matter, 11, 1525-1538 (2015). [PDF]

February 1st, 2015
2014 Group

Congratulations to Yalin Liu, Li-Wei Chang, and Shuo Sui on passing their qualifying exams!

January 20th, 2015
Perry_2015NatureComm

Prof. Perry's postdoctoral research, was just published in Nature Communications!

"Chirality Selected Phase Behavior in Ionic Polypeptide Complexes," S.L. Perry, L. Leon, K.Q. Hoffmann, M.J. Kade, D. Priftis, K.A. Black, D. Wong, R.A. Klein, C.F. Pierce, K.O. Margossian, J.K. Whitmer, J. Qin, J.J. de Pablo, and M. Tirrell, Nature Communications, 6, 6052 (2015). [PDF]

January 7th, 2015
Charles Sing

Congratulations to our collaborator, Prof. Charles Sing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for being named one of Forbes' 30 under 30!