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Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry

Chemical & Engineering News
by Britt E. Erickson
January 21, 2013

A leader in supramolecular self-assembly, Samuel I. Stupp is being honored for his work on developing bioactive materials that could revolutionize therapies in regenerative medicine. Stupp is well-known for creating an extensive platform of self-assembling molecules, especially those based on peptide amphiphiles that form nanofibers, resulting in broadly bioactive synthetic materials......more

New Geometries: Researchers Create New Shapes of Artificial Microcompartments

Northwestern University, McCormick News
by Sarah Ostman
December 11, 2012

In nature, biological functions are often carried out in tiny protective shells known as microcompartments, structures that provide home to enzymes that convert carbon dioxide into energy in plant cells and to viruses that replicate once they enter the cell.......more

New Computer Memory Material Goes Easy on the Juice

Science Magazine, News
by Robert F. Service
August 24, 2012

Multitasking has a price: Your computer is sucking up a lot of electricity keeping track of work you haven't yet saved to the hard drive. Americans spend $6 billion a year on electricity to keep that data stored in a computer's memory during operation. But that figure could drop sharply, scientists report this week, thanks to a new type of material than can permanently store such data—without needing a continuous trickle of electricity to do it.......more

Toward Better Ferroelectrics

Chemical & Engineering News,Science & Technology
by Lauren K. Wolf
August 23, 2012

New organic ferroelectric materials that operate at room temperature made their debut at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia this week. Scientists have in the past synthesized ferroelectrics of this type—mixed stacks of electron-donating and electron-accepting small molecules. But the materials had only been able to function at cryogenic temperatures, which are impractical for real-world use.

Ferroelectrics, found in ultrasound imaging equipment and computer memory, are prized for their ability to flip polarization when exposed to an external electric field. Because the materials are currently made of inorganic compounds such as barium titanate, researchers have been seeking alternatives that are cheaper, lighter, and easier to fabricate.......more

Room-Temperature Ferroelectricity in Supramolecular Networks of Charge-Transfer Complexes

Courtesy of Nature

Nature 488(7412), (2012) 485-489.

A. S. Tayi
A. K. Shveyd
C-H. Sue
J. M. Szarko
B. S. Rolczynski
D. Cao
T. J. Kennedy
A. A. Sarjeant
C. L. Stern
W. F. Paxton
W. Wu
S. K. Dey
A. C. Fahrenbach
J. R. Guest
H. Mohseni
L. X. Chen
K. L. Wang
J. F. Stoddart
S. I. Stupp

“Functional Supramolecular Polymers”

Cover Image Courtesy of Science Mag

Science 335(6070), (2012) 813-817.

T. Aida
E. W. Meijer
S. I. Stupp


“Supramolecular Nanostructures that Mimic VEGF as a strategy for Ischemic Tissue Repair”

Courtesy of PNAS

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108(33), (2011) 13438-13443.

M. J. Webber
J. Tongers
C. J. Newcomb
K-T. Marquardt
J. Bauersachs
D. W. Losordo
S. I. Stupp

 

 


Regular Group Meetings

09/10/14 Wednesday @ 2:00pm - Tech M152 - Charles Rubert

09/15/14 Monday @ 4:00pm - Tech A110- Christopher Serrano

09/16/14 Tuesday @ 4:00pm - Tech A110- Garrett Lau and Ashwin Narayanan

09/19/14 Friday @ 1:00pm - Tech A110- Benjamin Jones, Stacey Chin, Charlotte Chen

 

 

Weekly Subgroup Meetings

Subgroup 1 - Energy Materials:
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Adam Weingarten
adamweingarten2009@u.northwestern.edu

Subgroup 2 - Self-Assembly:
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Mark McClendon
markmcclendon2013@u.northwestern.edu


Subgroup 3 - Biomaterials:
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m., IBNAM Conference Rm, Chicago campus, Lurie Bldg. 11th Fl

Contact: Charles Rubert
charles.rubert@northwestern.edu

 


The Stupp Group 2014

Stupp Group 2014


The Stupp Laboratory
Cook Hall 1127
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-3108

(847) 491-3002 phone
(847) 491-3010 facsimile

Samuel I. Stupp
Board of Trustees Professor of
Materials Science, Chemistry, & Medicine
Director, Simpson Querrey Insitute for BioNanotechnology
Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

 

Sharon Jacknow
Research Administrator

Jill Johnson
Program Manager
Chicago Campus

Laura Fields
Assistant to Professor Stupp
Evanston Campus

Recently Published

“The Promotion of Functional Urinary Bladder Regeneration Using Anti-Inflammatory Nanofibers“
Bury, M. I.; Fuller, N. J.; Meisner, J. W.; Hofer, M. D.; Webber, M. J.; Chow, L. W.; Prasad, S.; Thaker, H.; Yue, X.; Menon, V. S.; Diaz, E. C.; Stupp, S. I.; Cheng, E. Y.; Sharma, A. K. Biomaterials 35(34), (2014) 9311-9321.   

BDNF Increases Survival and Neuronal Differentiation of Human Neural Precursor Cells Cotransplanted with a Nanofiber Gel to the Auditory Nerve in a Rat Model of Neuronal Damage
Jiao, Y.; Palmgren, B.; Novozhilova, E.; Englund-Johnansson, U.; Spieles-Engemann, A. L.; Kale, A.; Stupp, S. I.; Olivius, P. Biomed Research International (2014), In Press. DOI: 10.1155/2014/356415

β1-integrin and Integrin Linked Kinase Regulate Astrocytic Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells
Pan, L.; North, H. A.; Sahni, V.; Jeong, S. J.; McGuire, T. L.; Berns, E.; Stupp, S. I.; Kessler, J. A. PLOS One (2014), In Press. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104335 

“Enhanced Potency of Cell-Based Therapy for Ischemic Tissue Repair using an Injectable Bioactive Epitope-Presenting Nanofiber Support Matrix
Tongers, J.; Webber, M. J.; Vaughn, E. E.; Sleep, E.; Renault, M-A.; Roncalli, J. G.; Klyachko, E.; Thorne, T.; Yu, Y.; Marquardt, K-T.; Kamide, C. E.; Ito, A.; Misener, S.; Millay, M.; Liu, T.; Jujo, K.; Qin, G.; Losordo, D. W.; Stupp, S. I.; Kishore, R.; J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 74, (2014) 231-239. 

“A Bioengineered Peripheral Nerve Construct Using Aligned Peptide Amphiphile Nanofibers
Li, A.; Hokugo, A.; Yalom, A.; Berns, E. J.; Stephanopoulos, N.; McClendon, M. T.; Segovia, L. A.; Spigelman, I.; Stupp, S. I.; Jarrahy, R. Biomaterials (2014), In Press. DOI: 10.1016/jbiomaterials.2014.06.049

Gd(III)-Labeled Peptide Nanofibers for Reporting on Biomaterial Localization In Vivo 
Preslar, A. T.; Parigi, G.; McCLendon, M. T.; Sefick, S. S.; Moyer, T. J.; Haney, C. R.; Waters, E. A.; MacRenaris, K. W.; Luchinat, C.; Stupp, S. I.; Meade, T. J. ACS Nano 8(7), (2014) 7325-7332.

Pathway Selection in Peptide Amphiphile Assembly
Korevaar, P. A.; Newcomb, C. J.; Meijer, E. W.; Stupp, S. I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136(24), (2014) 8540-8543.

“Internal Dynamics of a Supramolecular Nanofiber”
Ortony, J. H.; Newcomb, C.; Matson, J. B.; Palmer, L. C.; Doan, P. E.; Hoffman, B. M.; Stupp, S. I. Nature Materials 13, (2014) 812-816.

Gel Scaffolds of BMP-2-binding Peptide Amphiphile Nanofibers for Spinal Arthrodesis
Lee, S. S.; Hsu, E. L.; Mendoza, M.; Ghodasra, J.; Nickoli, M. S.; Ashtekar, A.; Polavarapu, M.; Babu, J.; Riaz, R. M.; Nicolas, J. D.; Nelson, D.; Hashmi, S. Z.; Earhart, J. S.; Merk, B. R.; McKee, J. S.; Bairstow, S. F.; Shah, R. N.; Hsu, W. K.; Stupp, S. I. Advanced Healthcare Materials (2014), In Press. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201400129 

 

 

 

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