Perry Research Group

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December 16th, 2016
2016_12_Brandon_Savannah

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

December 8th, 2016
Yalin Liu

Congratulations to Yalin Liu on having passed her prospectus this morning! Yalin is the first graduate student from the Perry lab to do her prospectus. Excellent job!

December 8th, 2016
UMass Seal

Prof. Perry and Prof. Schiffman were awarded a UMass Faculty Research grant to support their work on Electrospinning of Complex Coacervates.

December 2nd, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be giving a talk on Molecular Engineering of Nature-Inspired Materialsat the 69th New England Complex Fluids Meeting at Harvard University. Li-Wei Chang will also give a soundbite on the Effect of Charge Patterning on Polypeptide-Based Coacervates.

November 4th, 2016
2016_Blocher_WIRES

Congratulations to Whitney Blocher on having her review paper published!

"Biomimetic Complex Coacervate-Based Materials for Biomedicine," W.C. Blocher, S.L. Perry, WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology - (in press). [PDF]

October 21st, 2016
Shuo Sui

Shuo Sui presented a poster on Graphene-Based Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography IALS Grand Opening.

October 19th, 2016
2016 Polymer Day - Zoey Meng

Zoey Meng presented a poster on Electrospinning Polyelectrolyte Complex (PEC) Coacervates into Fiber Mats at the SMLS Retreat.

October 19th, 2016
2016 Polymer Day - Whitney Blocher

Whitney Blocher presented a poster on Protein Encapsulation via Coacervation using Oppositely-Charged Polyelectrolytes at the SMLS Retreat.

October 19th, 2016
2016 Polymer Day - Li-Wei Chang

Li-Wei Chang presented a poster on the Effect of Charge Patterning and Polymer Architecture on Polypeptide-Based Coacervates at the SMLS Retreat.

October 19th, 2016
2016 Polymer Day - Yalin Liu

Yalin Liu presented a poster on Enabling Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Complexes at the SMLS Retreat.

October 19th, 2016
2016 Polymer Day - Brandon Johnston

Brandon Johnston presented a poster on The Effect of Polymer Architecture and Zwitterionic Moieties on Complex Coacervation at the SMLS Retreat.

October 14th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be giving the Polymer Science & Engineering Seminar this week on Molecular Engineering of Polyelectrolyte Complex Materials. The event is at 3:35pm in Conte A110/111.

October 11th, 2016
Zoey Meng

Zoey Meng presented her work today at the Fiber Society Fall Meeting & Technical Conference. Congrats on an excellent presentation!

September 16th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting today on Graphene Microfluidics for X-ray Science at the Five College Biophysics Network Lunch.

September 14th, 2016
Savannah Szemethy

Welcome to Savannah Szemethy, a sophomore who will be working on microfluidics for art.

September 8th, 2016
Alex Brosseau

Welcome to Alex Brosseau, a senior who will be working on new strategies to drive protein crystallization.

September 7th, 2016
Brenna Walsh

Welcome to Brenna Walsh, a sophomore who will be working high-throughput methods for the preparation and characterization of complex coacervates.

September 6th, 2016
2016_Liu_ACIS

Congratulations to Yalin Liu on having her review paper published!

"Linear Viscoelasticity of Complex Coacervates," Y. Liu, H.H. Winter, S.L. Perry, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, (2017) 239, 46-60. [PDF]

September 1st, 2016
Whitney Blocher

Congratulations to Whitney Blocher on having been awarded a SMLS NRT Trainee Fellowship!

August 19th, 2016
TURI

We have been awarded a joint grant with the Klier lab by the Toxic Use Reduction Institute at UMass-Lowell, working with Camco Corporation, to decrease the methanol content in windshield washer fluid!

August 17th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be presenting today on Nature-Inspired Materials Design at the Harvard Squishy Physics Seminar.

August 12th, 2016
Rasmia Shamsi

Congratulations to Rasmia Shamsi on having been awarded a Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant to support her Honors Thesis research!

August 12th, 2016
2015_Kush_Brandon

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

July 21st, 2016
Sui_2016_LOC

Our recent paper on Graphene-Based Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography was featured as a Science Highlight in the 2016 Annual Report for the Advanced Photon Source

July 21st, 2016
GRC Logo

Prof. Perry was selected to give a poster presentation on Graphene Microfluidics for Serial Microcrystallography at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference in Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology.

July 7th, 2016
Shuo Sui

Congratulations to Shuo Sui on being awarded the IUCr Poster Prize at the 2016 International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules.

July 4th, 2016
ICCBM

Prof. Perry and Shuo Sui will be presenting on the topic of Graphene Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography at the 2016 International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules.

July 1st, 2016
2015 Perry Worlds

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

June 14th, 2016
Christine Davis

Welcome to Christine Davis, a rising senior who will be working on the development of high-throughput X-ray compatible microfluidics for applications such as protein crystallography.

June 14th, 2016
Sui_2016_LOC

Our recent paper on Graphene-Based Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography was highlighted in an article by Chemistry World.

June 8th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry presented on Microfluidic Platforms for Time-Resolved Serial Crystallography at the CHESS-U Workshop on Biomolecules in Motion.

June 7th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Today Prof. Perry will be presenting talks on Graphene-Based Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography and Molecular Engineering Polyelectrolyte Complex Materials at the 90th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium at Harvard University.

June 3rd, 2016
Rebecca Hershman

Welcome to Rebecca Hershman, a rising junior who will be working on the characterization and applications of complex coacervate-based materials.

May 28th, 2016
Sid Vipura

Welcome to Sid Vipura, a rising junior who will be working on self-assembling complex coacervate-based materials.

May 27th, 2016
Bryan Chua

Welcome to Bryan Chua, a rising sophomore who will be working jointly between the Schiffman Lab and our lab on applications of complex coacervation and polyelectrolyte complex materials.

May 26th, 2016
Sarah Perry
May 24th, 2016
Sui_2016_LOC

Congratulations to Shuo Sui on having his paper published in a themed issue of Lab on a Chip highlighting Emerging Investigators!

"Graphene-Based Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography," S. Sui, Y. Wang, K.W. Kolewe, V. Srajer, R. Henning, J.D. Schiffman, C. Dimitrakopoulos, S.L. Perry Lab on a Chip, (2016) 16, 3082-3096. [PDF]

May 10th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Tomorrow, Prof. Perry will be presenting on Molecular Engineering of Polyelectrolyte Complex Materials at the focus workshop on Fundamentals and Emergent Applications of Ionic Soft Matters at the APS-CNM User's Meeting.

May 10th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Today, Prof. Perry will be presenting on Microfluidic Platforms for Time-resolved Serial Protein Crystallography at the focus workshop on Advances in In Situ and Serial Biological Crystallography at the APS-CNM User's Meeting.

May 7th, 2016
2016 Graduation

Congratulations to Patrick Harney, Colton Kenny, Drew Knudson, Jon Vélez, and Robert Wang, graduating seniors from the Perry Lab!

May 2nd, 2016
2016 CHEM-ENG 590C

Thank you to the first class of CHEM-ENG 590C, and to Shuo Sui for being an amazing TA! It was a great semester and I am thrilled with the successes that you achieved!

April 29th, 2016
2016 Senior Banquet

Congratulations to this year's graduating seniors! The Perry Lab was well represented in the departmental superlative awards at the Senior Banquet.

April 27th, 2016
Tyler Carpenter

Welcome to Tyler Carpenter, a rising junior who is joining our research efforts investigating complex coacervation.

April 23nd, 2016
2016 Regional AIChE

Today, Rasmia Shamsi, Jon Vélez, Colton Kenny, Kush Basu presented their research at the Northeast Regional AIChE Conference.

April 22nd, 2016
2016 Symposium Brandon

Today, Brandon Johnston presented his research on the Effects of Polymer Architecture and Zwitterionic Moieties on Complex Coacervation at the Massachusetts Statewide Research Conference.

April 22nd, 2016
2016 Symposium Kush

Today, Kush Basu presented his research on Quantifying Salt Partitioning Duing Complex Coacervation at the Massachusetts Statewide Research Conference.

April 22nd, 2016
2016 Symposium Patrick

Congratulations to Patrick Harney on defending his honors thesis research on Coacervate-Based Hemoglobin Stabilization for Artificial Blood Applications at the Massachusetts Statewide Research Conference.

April 22nd, 2016
2016 Symposium Robert

Congratulations to Robert Wang on defending his honors thesis research on the Fabrication and Characterization of PSS/PDADMAC Coacervate Thin Films at the Massachusetts Statewide Research Conference.

April 18th, 2016
2016 SLAC Workshop

Shuo Sui is attending the 2016 Crystallization: focus on micro and nano crystals and high throughput methods workshop at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. On Wednesday, Prof. Perry will be giving a talk on Microfluidics for Serial Crystallography.

April 12th, 2016
Yalin Liu

Yalin Liu was invited to participate in the BASF Research Forum this summer in Southfield, Michigan. Congratulations!

April 11th, 2016
Shuo Sui

Congratulations to Shuo Sui on having received a Young Scientist Award to attend the 2016 International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules this summer in Prague!

March 29th, 2016
Drew Knudson

Congratulations to Drew Knudson, who will be starting a Co-Op position as a Research Associate at Genentech after graduation!

March 29th, 2016
Brandon_Johnston

This Thursday Brandon Johnston will be presenting his research at an IALS/M2M/Protein Homeostasis poster session as part of the 2016 Nordin Lecture event!

March 14th, 2016
2016 APS March Meeting

Happy Pi Day! Prof. Perry will be presenting on Understanding and Controlling Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Complex Materials at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

March 10th, 2016
Patrick Harney

Check out Patrick Harney's iCons Research Showcase video on the use of complex coacervates for creating artificial blood.

March 9th, 2016
Rui Pereira

Congratulations to Rui Pereira on starting his new position as a Process Engineer at Toray Plastics!

February 24th, 2016
Sarah Perry
February 24th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be giving a seminar on Nature-Inspired Materials Design in the UMass Department of Veternary and Animal Sciences on Wednesday, February 24th at 4:00pm in ISB 221.

February 9th, 2016
Girl Scouts PLOP Event

Prof. Perry, Prof. Gershenson, and Chef Simon were highlighted for their outreach work with the Girl Scouts.

February 8th, 2016
Juan de Pablo

Congratulations to Prof. Juan J. de Pablo and all of the new member of the National Academy of Engineering!

February 7th, 2016
GRC Logo

Prof. Perry will be giving a talk on Patterning and Structure in Biomimetic Polypeptide-Based Coacervates and Yalin Liu and Li-Wei Chang will be presenting posters on the Liquid-to-Solid Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Complexes and the Effect of Charge-Patterning on Polypeptide-Based Complex Coacervation at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions, respectively.

February 6th, 2016
GRS Logo

Yalin Liu and Li-Wei Chang will be presenting their research poster on Liquid-to-Solid Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Complexes and the Effect of Charge-Patterning on Polypeptide-Based Complex Coacervation at the 2016 Gordon Research Seminar on Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions.

January 12th, 2016
Sarah Perry

Prof. Perry will be giving a seminar on Nature-Inspired Materials Design in the UMass Department of Physics on Thursday, January 21st at 11:30am in LGRT 1033.