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Prediction and Design in Chemical Evolution
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-10)
Discrete atoms and molecules interact to form macromolecules and even larger mesoscale assemblies, ultimately yielding macroscopic structures and properties. A quantitative relationship between the nanoscale discrete ...
Ant Rafts and Other Water Repellent Systems
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-10)
We present a series of experiments demonstrating the water-repellent adaptations of a range of animals, from insects to mammals. These adaptations are necessary for survival in rain and other wet environments. During ...
Exploring Lymphatic Function: An Engineered Toolbox to Shed Light on Nature’s Invisible Vessels
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-08)
Proper lymphatic function is essential to a variety of important physiologic processes including immune cell trafficking, lipid absorption, and the regulation of fluid balance. However, the experimental difficulties ...
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Angiogenic Capacity in Amputated Limbs
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12-11)
Patients with critical limb ischemia have inadequate perfusion for resting nutritional needs leading to rest pain, ulceration, and eventually major amputation or death. Approximately half of critical limb ischemia patients ...
Regulation of Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Release Channels by Endogenous Effectors
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-07-09)
Fluctuations in the intracellular calcium (Ca2+) concentration are used to signal numerous cellular events. Impaired cellular Ca2+ regulation can lead to pathology and cell death, thus tight control of intracellular Ca2+ ...
Biomaterials to Program Cells in situ
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-13)
There are hundreds of clinical trials of cell therapy currently underway, but simple cell infusions lead to large-scale cell death, little control over cell fate, and a typically poor clinical outcome. We propose ...
Uncovering Metabolic Regulation and Dynamics
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-07-10)
Understanding and controlling cellular metabolism (the process by which nutrients taken into a cell are turned into energy and the building blocks for more cells) is crucial to numerous applications, from enabling more ...
Smells Like Home: How Chemical Cues Influence Important Decisions on Coral Reefs
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-08)
I focus on four interconnected research areas: the use of sensory cues in settlement site selection; connectivity of the marine environment; behavioral interactions between species; and the effect of anthropogenic changes, ...
Ancestry, Admixture and Selection in Colombian Genomes
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04-08)
Autonomous Mobile Robots for Personalized Caregiving
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-08-12)
Mobile robots with autonomous capabilities have the potential to provide 24/7 personalized care, dramatically improving the quality of life of people with motor impairments. I will first provide an overview of opportunities ...