In the laboratory for biomimetic phase interfaces, we engineer systems to replicate and take advantage of phase coexistence phenomena seen in biological systems and elsewhere in nature. Our research ranges from studies of nanoscale phase separation processes in the membranes of artificial cells to multiphase microfluidic reaction systems controlled by material properties and interactions.
To learn more about the work we do, visit the research section.
We're currently seeking exceptionally talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to join the group. Contact the PI, Noah Malmstadt, for more information.
- 3/3/16: Together with our collaborators at UCLA, Shalene published a paper entitled "Oxidation of membrane curvature-regulating phosphatidylethanolamine lipid results in formation of bilayer and cubic structures" in Langmuir.
- 2/23/16: Together with our collaborators in the Brutchey group, Carson published a paper entitled "Flow invariant droplet formation for stable parallel microreactors" in Nature Communications.
- 2/19/16: Congratulations to our interns Rosten and Marco, who won first place at the Bravo Medical Magnet High School Science Fair!
- 1/18/16: Krisna and Bryant published a paper entitled "Temperature sensing in modular microfluidic architectures" in Micromachines.
- 1/14/16: Kristina published a paper entitled "Addition of cleaved tail fragments during lipid oxidation stabilizes membrane permeability behavior" in Langmuir.
- 1/1/16: Shalene is leaving the lab to start a postdoc at Sandia. Good luck, Shalene!
- 12/3/15: Krisna successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Krisna!
- 11/11/15: Carson presented two talks at the fall meeting of the AIChE.
- 10/14/15: Gertrude presented a talk at the Biophysics of Proteins at Surfaces meeting of the BPS in Madrid.
- 10/5/15: Gertrude received another ARCS Foundation Award. Congratulations Gertrude!
- 9/24/15: Krisna and Bryant published a paper entitled "Predicting the behavior of microfluidic circuits made from discrete elements" in Scientific Reports.
- 8/8/15: Welcome to Rosten and Marco, our new interns from Ernesto Bravo Medical Magnet High School.
- 9/1/15: Kristina is leaving the lab to start a new job at Intel. Good luck, Kristina!
- 8/18/15: Together with our colleagues in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shalene published a paper entitled "Membrane curvature-sensing and -inducing activity of islet amyloid polypeptide and its implications for membrane disruption" in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
- 8/15/15: Bryant takes on a new role in the lab as a PhD student.
- 8/10/15: Together with our colleagues in Electrical Engineering, Shalene published a paper entitled "Viscoelastic deformation of lipid bilayer vesicles" in Soft Matter.
- 8/1/15: Welcome to our newest group member, PhD student Josh Moore.
- 6/19/15: Kristina successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Kristina!
- 5/7/15: Our work on modular microfluidics was featured on the blog of NIH Director Francis Collins.
- 5/7/15: Carson successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Carson!