Perry Research Group
Júlia Bonesso Sabadini

Júlia Bonesso Sabadini (she/her)


Graduate Student/Visiting Scholar

Biographical Statement

Júlia joined the Perry Lab as a visiting PhD student from the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, where she was working with Prof. Watson Loh. She spent more than a year at UMass collaborating in person on a project to study the incorporation of proteins into complex coacervate-core micelles as compared with bulk materials. After leaving Amherst she returned to Brazil, but formally added Prof. Perry as a co-advisor.

Dr. Júlia Bonesso Sabadini successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Polyelectrolyte Micelles: Characterization, Properties, and Applications for Enzyme Encapsulation on June 6th, 2024. Dr. Bonesso Sabadini was the seventh PhD student to graduate from the Perry Lab! She will be moving on to a postdoctoral position with Prof. Alamgir Karim at the University of Houston.

Honors and Awards

2022 FAPESP Scholarship for International Study


  1. A. Sathyavageeswaran, J. Bonesso Sabadini, S.L. Perry, "Self-Assembling Polypeptides in Complex Coacervation," Accounts of Chemical Research, (2024), 57(3), 386-398. [PDF]
  2. J. Bonesso Sabadini, C.L.P. Oliveira, W. Loh, "Assessing the Structure and Equilibrium Conditions of Complex Coacervate Core Micelles by Varying Their Shell Composition and Medium Ionic Strength," Langmuir, (2024) 40(4), 2015–2027. [PDF]
  3. C.G. Otoni, M.V.A. Queirós, J. Bonesso Sabadini, O.J. Rojas, W. Loh, "Charge Matters: Electrostatic Complexation As a Green Approach to Assemble Advanced Functional Materials," ACS Omega, (2020), 5(3), 1296-1304. [PDF]