Rachel Shi presents at the Foresight Molecular Systems Design Workshop, “Programming Soft Material Shape Change Using DNA Polymerization.” Congratulations!
Byunghwa Kang and Dong Woo Kim joined the lab as Postdoctoral Fellows. Welcome!
Yuhan Wu presents a poster at the ChemBE UG&MSE Poster Session. Congratulations!
Dr. Schulman is selected as a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, congratulations!
Rachel Shi defends her thesis, “Design, Microfabrication, and Application of Responsive DNA Polymerization Gel Devices”, congratulations!
Yanqi Jiang presented a poster at GRC – Artificial Molecular Switches and Motors, entitled “Programmable dynamic self-assembled DNA nanostructures as linear actuators” and won the best poster award, Congratulations!
Tian Xie, graduates with his Masters Degree, Congratulations Tian!
Rachel Shi presents at the MRS Spring meeting, “Multi-state hydrogel devices programmed by DNA sequence instructions”, congratulations Rachel!
Yuhan Wu presents at the DREAMS conference, congratulations Yuhan!
Helena Hall-Thomas presents at the DREAMS conference and the INBT, congratulations Helena!
Mingzhi Zhang joins the lab as a Ph.D. Scholar, welcome Mingzhi!
Mickey Zhang joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher, welcome Mickey!
Eli Kegmana presents to the CCD Talks Seminar, congratulations Eli!
Lei Zhang defends his thesis, ‘Programming Mechanochemical Sensing and Responses in Hydrogels with Biochemical Circuits’, congratulations Lei!
Vera Qi Gunanthan joins the lab as a Research Assistant, welcome Vera!
Emily Helm receives RNA Society Travel Award for the 2023 RNA Nanotechnology GRC. Congratulations!
Eli Kegmana presents at RNA Nanotechnology Gordon Research Seminar, Congratulations!
Emily Helm presents “Engineering reusable synthetic RNA strand displacement circuits” at GRS/GRC, Congratulations!
Yan Xiong presents a poster “Transcription Controlled Gold Nanoparticle Assembly Behaviors” at Gordon Research Seminar & Conference: Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems, Congratulations!
Mengying Deng joins the lab as a Postdoc Fellow, welcome Mengying!
Rebecca Schulman has been appointed as the Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar. Congratulations!
Misha Rubanov defends his thesis, Congratulations!
Leo Cordova joins the lab as a Ph.D. Scholar, welcome Leo!
Kuan-Lin Chen presents at AICHE Annual Meeting, “Designing Metamorphic Hydrogels with a Machine-Learning Guided Genetic Algorithm”, Congratulations!
Yanqi Jiang presented a poster at the Johns Hopkins Chemistry-Biology Interface Graduate Program 18th Annual Retreat, entitled “Engineered Cardiac-Tissue Patches: Correcting Arrhythmia in Beating Heart Cells with DNA Nanotubes”.
Kuan-Lin Chen’s talk at DNA 28 is available to read here!
A recent article on The Hub titled “A Step Toward The Creation Of Materials Controlled By Artificial Genes”, featured the work of Schulman Lab, you can read the full article here!
Lei Zhang presents a talk and a poster ‘Programming Mechanochemical Sensing and Responses in Hydrogels with DNA Circuits’ at GRC ‘Multiscale Mechanochemistry & Mechanobiology’, congratulations Lei!
Kuan-Lin Chen received an NSF travel award to attend DNA 28 in New Mexico! Congratulations Kuan-Lin!
Kuan-Lin Chen’s presentation “Designing Metamorphic Materials with a Machine-Learning Guided Genetic Algorithm”, has been selected to be presented at the 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting in November! Congratulations Kuan-Lin!
Colin Yancey received an NSF travel award to attend DNA 28 in New Mexico! Congratulations Colin!
Emily Helm joins the group as a P.H.D. Scholar, welcome Emily!
Colin Yancey was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, congratulations! You can read more about this award here.
Lei Zhang presents at MRS Spring 2022, “Programming Analytic, Mechanochemical Sensing and Response in Hydrogels with Biochemical Circuits”, congratulations!
Rachel Shi gives a talk at MRS Spring 2022, “Multi-state soft machine programmed by DNA codes”, congratulations!
Misha Rubanov presents a poster and rapid-fire talk at SEED, “Printing and Characterizing RNA Gradient Generators”. Congratulations Misha!
Misha Rubanov presents at Syncell “An Automated DNA-functionalized hydrogel photopatterning system for RNA gradient generation using localized transcription”. Congratulations Misha!
Rachel Shi gives a talk at FNANO, “Multi-state soft machine programmed by DNA codes”, congratulations!
Colin Yancey received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, congratulations!
Lei Zhang presents a poster ‘Sensing and transducing weak forces on hydrogels with DNA circuits’ at FNANO 2022, congratulations Lei!
Sara Ord defends her thesis, congratulations!
Sojeong Lee joins the group as a Master’s Student, welcome!
Tian Xie joins the group as a Master’s Student, welcome!
Emily Helm and Mahmoud Abouelkheir, Ph.D. students from the Chemistry and Biology Interface program, started a rotation in the lab, Welcome!
Fan Xu joins the group as a Ph.D. Scholar, welcome!
Sisi Jia leaves the lab and takes a position as Assistant Professor at Zhangjiang Laboratory, Congratulations!
Colin Yancey joins the group as a Ph.D. Scholar, welcome!
Everett (Eli) Kengmana joins the group as a Ph.D. Scholar, welcome!
Helena Hall-Thomsen and Shavier Small are the recipients of the 2021 Elenor Muly Undergraduate Research Award. The award is based on the originality of the research project and the suitability of the undergraduate nominated to undertake the research. Congratulations!
Yi Li defends his thesis, “Engineering DNA-based Nanochannels and Vesicles for Controlled Molecular Transport” in a wonderful talk. Congratulations, Yi!
Samuel W. Schaffter (Ph.D. 2020) has received the 2021 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize, which recognizes exceptional early-career achievement by a researcher who has not yet accepted a tenure track position. Dr. Schaffter gave his prize lecture April 13th at the Foundations of Nanoscience Conference. Congratulations, Sam!
Liwen Xia joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Liwen!
Shavier Small joins the group as an undergraduate student. Welcome, Shavier!
Helena Hall-Thomsen joins the group as an undergraduate student. Welcome, Helena!
Kaun-Lin Chen presents at the Nonlinear Dynamics in STEM Workshop, “Understanding Chemical Signal Propagation with Reaction-Diffusion Models”, Congratulations!
Heon Joon Lee joins the group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome HJ! He is also the recipient of the 2021 Graduate Student Scholarship for Biomedical Sciences from the ASAN Foundation. Congratulations!
Vincent Clark has joined the laboratory as a rotation student in the Chemistry and Biology Interface program. Welcome Vincent!
Professor Schulman was invited for an informal chat on molpigs for their initial podcast, Meet the Molecular Programmer series! She was interviewed by William Earley. Check out the podcast here!
Sisi Jia presented her work “Detecting shear forces at the cell surface with nanostructured filaments” at the Center for Cell Dynamics seminar series. Great work, Sisi!
Keynon Bell completed his CBI rotation and gave his rotation talk entitled: “Growing Y-Junction Seeded DNA Nanotubes in Order to Build Nanotube Networks“. Well done, Keynon!
Yi Li gave a talk at the AIChE conference during the session: “Patterning and Assembly at Nanoscale”. The title was “Molecular Transport through Self-Assembled DNA Nanofluidic Channels“. Well done, Yi!
Yanqi Jiang joined the group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome Yanqi!
ChengHung (Jason) Chou joined the group as a Ph.D. student (joint with Yannis Kevrekedis). Welcome, Jason!
Sara Ord joins the group as a masters student. Welcome, Sara!
Samuel Schaffter received a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship.
Samuel Schaffter gave an invited talk at the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) virtual seminar entitled “In vitro transcriptional regulatory networks for autonomous control of bioinspired materials“. Well done, Samuel!
Well done, Philip Dorsey! He was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in a virtual ceremony that was hosted by JHU President Daniels. HUB announcement
Well done, Sam Schaffter! He defended his thesis entitled, “In Vitro Transcriptional Regulatory Networks for Autonomous Control of Bioinspired Materials”. His defense was given through a Zoom meeting.
Well done, Yi Xiao for defending your thesis entitled, “Self-assembly and patterning of hierarchical DNA nanotube microarrays on glass surfaces“.
Congratulations to Dr. Schulman! She was chosen to be a recipient of the Hartwell Foundation Individual Awards. Notably, Johns Hopkins received two individual awards.
Well done, Philip Dorsey! He defended his thesis entitled, “Towards spatial computing and chemical information storage in soft materials using DNA programming“.
Samuel Schaffter presents his invited talk “Towards a synthetic genome for materials: Challenges beyond the test tube” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Conference (MADNano 2019) in Gaithersburg, VA.
Michael Pacella presented the poster titled, “Characterizing DNA Nanotube Networks Assembled via Y-Junction DNA Origami Seeds” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Conference (MADNano 2019) in Gaithersburg, VA.
Phillip Dorsey presented the poster titled, “DNA Reaction-Diffusion Attractor Patterns” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Conference (MADNano 2019) in Gaithersburg, VA.
Ruohong Shi presented the poster titled, “Responsive Multi-functional DNA polymerization motor gel” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Conference (MADNano 2019) in Gaithersburg, VA.
Sisi Jia presented the poster titled, “Growth and site-specific organization of micron-scale biomolecular devices on living mammalian cells” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Conference (MADNano 2019) in Gaithersburg, VA.
Yi Li presented the poster titled, “Molecular transport through self-assembled DNA-nanofluidic channels” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DNA Nanotechnology Conference (MADNano 2019) in Gaithersburg, VA.
Phillip Dorsey presented the poster titled, “DNA Reaction-Diffusion Attractor Patterns” at the 2019 AlChE Conference in Orlando, FL. He received first place in the Student NSEF Poster Session.
Moshe Rubanov received a Combustion Grant from the Applied Physics Laboratory.
Sisi Jia presented the poster titled, “Growth and Site-specific Organization of Micro-scale Biomolecular Devices on Living Mammalian Cells” at the Asilomar Bioelectronics Symposium 2019 in Pacific Grove, CA.
Yi Li presented the poster titled, “Molecular Transport Through Self-Assembled DNA Nanofluidic Channels” at the Asilomar Bioelectronics Symposium 2019 in Pacific Grove, CA.
Phillip Dorsey gives an oral presentation at The 25th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA25) held in Seattle, WA entitled “DNA Reaction-Diffusion Attractor Patterns”.
Yi Li gives an oral presentation at The 25th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA25) held in Seattle, WA entitled “DNA Nanostructures that Self-Heal in Serum”.
Congratulations to Tiffany Hou! She is a recipient of the Elenora Muly award to support her undergraduate research project to characterize DNA nanotubes.
Congratulations to Michael Pacella for his oral presentation at the ICCGE-19/OMVPE-19 held in Keystone, CO. The abstract was entitled, Hierarchical Assembly and Characterization of DNA Nanotube Networks and was authored by Michael Pacella, Jasen Zhang, Tiffany Hou, Pagya Singh, Evan Liu, Ruby Liu, Jonathan Gunn, Paul Vallejo and Rebecca Schulman.
Dr. Schulman has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are in the early stages of their independent research careers. Rebecca’s award is funded by the U. S. Department of Energy. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the PECASE with participating departments and agencies. Hub article
Congratulations! Paroma Mukhopadhyay begins a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) as part of the NSF project “YeastOns: Neural Networks Implemented in Communicating Yeast Cells”
Congratulations! David Shang begins a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) as part of the NSF Nanomanufacturing project “Parallel, Adaptive Manufacturing of Nanoscale Electrical Interconnects Using DNA Self-Assembly”
Dr. Schulman and Yi Li publish “Self-healing DNA nanostructures” with the American Chemical Society – Articles published in EurekAlert, Science Daily, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Interesting Engineering and Phys.org
Wenlu Wang presents her M. S. E. thesis, “A Digital Maskless Photolithographic Patterning Method for Poly (ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Hydrogels with a Camphorquinone-Triethanolamine Photoinitiator.” Congratulations, Wenlu!
At the spring meeting of the Materials Research Society, Phoenix AZ, Phillip Dorsey, a 4th year PhD Candidate in Professor Rebecca Schulman’s research group, presented his research regarding DNA programming in biomaterials, entitled, “DNA-based Attractor Patterns”. His talk focused on the assembly of self-organizing and healing DNA-based patterns using digital photolithographic and microfluidic fabrication processes, which has the potential to facilitate the development of new classes of soft biomaterials programmed with nucleic acids. His presentation received Best Oral Presentation Award for the Synthetic Biology Symposium at the conference.
Misha Rubanov gives a talk at the Material Research Society Spring 2019 Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
The latest JHTV Newsletter that will be emailed to subscribers includes this Technology Spotlight from Professor Schulman:
Welcome David! – David Sheng joins the Schulman Lab as an undergraduate research assistant.
Michael Pacella presents his poster at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD. “Characterizing DNA nanotube networks assembled via Y-junction DNA origami seeds”
Samuel Schaffter gives a talk at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD. “Synthetic integrated in vitro transcriptional regulatory networks”
Phillip Dorsey presents his poster at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD. “Self-healing DNA-based reaction-diffusion patterns”
Welcome Katherine! – Katherine Miller joins the Schulman Lab as a Ph.D. student.
Yi Li presents a poster at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD. “Molecular Transport through Self-assembled DNA Nanofluidic Channels“
Naresh Dhanasekar presents a poster at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD. “Ion-transport through large diameter DNA origami nanotube channels across synthetic membranes”
Jessica Dunn, rotating with CBI, gives her rotation talk on “Understanding dynamic monomer exchange in DNA nanotubes.”
Misha Rubanov gives a talk and presents his poster at the Gordon Research Seminar for Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems (GRS) held in Ventura Beach, CA. “Spatiotemporal Release of Oligonucleotides for Soft Material Programming”
Ruohong (Rachel) Shi gives a talk and presents her poster at the Gordon Research Seminar on Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems (GRS) held in Ventura Beach, CA. “Multifunctional DNA Polymerization Motor Gels”