Research in the Lockett group focuses on the development of analytical model systems to: i) chemically modify the surface of thin films, and study chemical and biochemical reactions occurring on those surfaces; ii) study drug metabolism in an environment that closely mimics the human liver; iii) measure tumor invasion in an environment that closely mimics human tissue.
While these problems require techniques found in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, and surface science we are particularly interested in the technologies that allow us to quantitatively measure reactions and analytes.
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Congratulations to Chad on two big accomplishments.: passing his second year preliminary oral exam(!) and receiving an honorable mention on his NSF GRFP application!
Matt presented the group's work on 3D cell cultures at the NCSU/UNC Biomedical Engineering Coulter seminar series!
Matt presented the group's work on modified carbon materials at PittCon in an organized session entitled Modified carbon-based materials for sensors, arrays, and catalysis with Prof. Greg Swain, Prof. Kat Mirica, Dr. Olga Shenderova, Prof. Paula Colavita, Prof. Matthew Linford, Prof. Bob Hamers, and Prof. Joaqun Rodriguez-Lopez!
Matt presented the group's work on 3D cell cultures at the 5th Annual Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics Symposium at Notre Dame. This symposium focused on molecular diagnostics and cancer.