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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We are actively looking for students interested in 3D cultures for studying drug metabolism; 3D tumor models; and modified electrodes, materials chemistry, and surface modification and characterization.
Matt is awarded the 2016 Lilly Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry. This award is thanks to the hard work and creativity of everyone in the lab!
Ben presents a poster at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at NC Central University!
Welcome to our new graduate student Tom DisProspero!
Matt B. presents a poster at NCTERMS conference at NCSU!
Matt presented the group's work at Columbia College Biology and Chemistry seminar series.
Matt presented the group's work on 3D cell cultures and amorphous carbon surface chemistry at SERMACS, which was held in Columbia, SC.
Matt presented the group's work on 3D cell cultures at MUACC, which was held at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign.