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

February 7th, 2020
Sarthak Saha

Congratulations to Sarthak Saha on being named a BioXFEL Scholar!

January 31th, 2020
Vanda Liadinskaia

Best wishes to Dr. Vanda Liadinskaia as she transitions to a new position at the University of Twente! We will all miss you!

January 27th, 2020
Sarah Perry

Check out the new viewpoint article that Prof. Perry wrote with our collaborator Prof. Charles Sing on the future of sequence controlled polymers!

"100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Opportunities in the Physics of Sequence-Defined Polymers," S.L. Perry, C.E. Sing, ACS Macro Letters, (2020), 9, 216-225. [PDF]

January 27th, 2020
Sarthak Saha

Sarthak Saha gave an excellent talk and poster at the BioXFEL Conference on the topic of X-ray Compatible Microfluidics for Advanced Protein Crystallography!

January 10th, 2020
Zoey Meng

Congratulations to Zoey Meng on her contributions to a newly published collaborative paper with the Thayumanavan lab!

"Programmable Chemical Switch based on Triggerable Michael Acceptors," J. Zhuang, B. Zhao, X. Meng, J.D. Schiffman, S.L. Perry, R. Vachet, S. Thayumanavan, Chemical Science, (2020), (in press). [PDF]

December 24th, 2019
Elizabeth Voke

Congratulations to Elizabeth Voke on being awarded a second Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant to support her thesis work!

December 24th, 2019
Hansen Tjo

Congratulations to Hansen Tjo on being awarded a Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant to support his thesis research!

December 24th, 2019
Josh McGee

Congratulations to Josh McGee on being awarded a Commonwealth Honors College Fellowship for Spring 2020!

December 20th, 2019
Josh McGee

Check out the College of Engineering news highlight about Josh McGee's first place win at the AIChE Annual Meeting Undergraduate Poster Contest!

December 12th, 2019
Zoey Meng

Congratulations to Zoey Meng on winning 2nd place in the Life Science Graduate Research Symposium student research talk competition!

See more news from 2019.