Lab News

  • We proudly congratulate our undergraduate student, Madison Bowler, on being awarded two scholarships! Madison was accepted as a 2017 McNair Scholar and she was also awarded KU's Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program scholarship!

  • Congratulations to Sarah Kay VanOosten, Esra Yuca, Banu Taktak-Karaca, and Kyle Boone, et. al., for their publication in Surface Innovations entitled "Biosilver Nanoparticle Interface offers Improved Cell Viability"!

  • Congratulations to Sarah Kay VanOosten and Cate Wisdom in collaboration with Dr. Mohan Edirisinghe's group from University College of London on the recent publication in Macromolecular Bioscience. The paper is entitled "New Generation of Tunable Bioactive Shape Memory Mats Integrated with Genetically Engineered Proteins" and will be highlighted as the cover image for a 2017 journal feature publication!

  • We welcome Rachel Lietz to our group as a new Bioengineering Ph.D. graduate student! Rachel graduated with her B.S. in Biochemistry from KU in Spring 2016.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Tamerler on her recent 2016 induction as an AIMBE Fellow!

  • Congratulations to Cate Wisdom, Sarah Kay VanOosten, and Kyle Boone, et. al., for their publication in the Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials entitled "Controlling the Biomimetic Implant Interface: Modulating Antimicrobial Activity by Spacer Design"!

  • Congratulations to Erkan Mozioglu, et. al., for their article entitled "Selection of Nucleic Acid Aptamers Specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis" in the Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology!

  • Welcome to Dr. Sheng-Xue Xie who has joined our group as a post-doctoral research associate! Dr. Xie previously worked for the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP) at the University of Kansas (KU).

  • Congratulations to Sarah Kay VanOosten, M.S., for passing her qualification exam as well as sucessfully defending her Master's Thesis

  • Welcome to Professor Malcolm Snead who has joined our group during his sabbatical from University of Southern California!

  • Congratulations to Erkan Mozioglu, et. al., for their published article "detection of nuclease activity using a simple fluorescence based biosensor" in Analytical Methods which was awarded the front cover image!

  • Congratulations to Professor Tamerler for her new position as a University of Kansas Wesley G. Cramer Professor of Mechanical Engineering!

  • Welcome to Professor Erhan Piskin, who has joined our group as a visiting professor from Hacettepe University!

  • Welcome to Dr. Erkan Mozioglu who has joined our group as a Post-Doctoral Associate. Dr. Mozioglu studied under the direction of Dr. Tamerler at ITU, earning his PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biotechnology. He continued his work at TUBITAK-UME (National Metrology Institute) in Kocaeli, Turkey as a Senior Researcher!

  • Congratulations to Banu Taktak Karaca, Sarah VanOosten, and Esra Yuca, et al, on their publication in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Mohan Edirisinghe's group from University College of London, entitled "Coupling infusion and gyration for the nanoscale assembly of functional polymer nanofibers integrated with genetically engineered proteins"! The article is featured as a cover for the July 2015 print of Macromolecular Rapid Communications

  • Marcos Barbosa from Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido has joined our group as a visiting undergraduate researcher. He will stay through the summer under his scholarship awarded by the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)!

  • Congratulations to Kyle Boone for successfully passing his Qualifying Exam!

  • Dr. Banu Taktak Karaca has returned to the University of Kansas as a Post-Doctoral Research Scholar for the Summer!

  • Congratulations to Banu Taktak Karaca, Sarah Kay VanOosten, and Esra Yuca, et al, on their paper in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Mohan Edirisinghe's group from University College of London, entitled "Coupling infusion and gyration for the nanoscale assembly of functional polymer nanofibers integrated with genetically engineered proteins" just accepted to Macromolecular Rapid Communications!

  • Congratulations to Sarah Kay VanOosten and Onur Caglar on their NEMB 2015 technical presentation entitled "Chimeric Peptides as Multi-Functional Cell Specific Nanoprobes" (NEMB2015-7992) in Minneapolis, MN!

  • Congratulations to Sarah Kay VanOosten and Dmitriy Khvostenko on their NEMB 2015 poster presentation entitled "Multifactorial approach for infection free implant surfaces" (NEMB2015-7995) in Minneapolis, MN!

  • Dr. Tamerler, along with Drs H. Heinz, C. Perry, and Y. Hayamizu, organized the 'Foundations of Bio-Nano Interfaces' symposium at the MRS 2015 Spring meeting in San Francisco, CA!

  • Congratulations to Kyle Boone on his MRS Spring 2015 poster presentation entitled "Antimicrobial Peptides as Nature Defense Fighters at Implant Materials Interfaces" (program GG5.31) in San Francisco, CA!

  • Congratulations Dr. Banu Taktak Karaca, PhD, on her successful dissertation defense!

  • Congratulations to Deniz Yucesoy on his Master's Thesis Defense!

  • Congratulations to Deniz Yucesoy on passing his qualifying exam!

  • Congratulations to Koray Balcioglu on his PhD defense!

  • Dr. Dmitriy Khvostenko has joined to our group as a postdoctoral researcher. He earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University.

  • MRS Symposium Proceedings is published “ Advances in Structures, Properties and Applications of Biological and Bioinspired Materials” Editors. S. P. Nukavarapu, H. Liu, T. Deng, M. Oyen, C. Tamerler, 2014.

  • Congratulations Urartu et al.: Thermodynamics of Engineered Gold Binding Peptides: Establishing the Structure−Activity Relationships, Biomacromolecules, 2014.

  • Dr. Tamerler gave an invited presentation in Molecular and Plasma Technologies Symposium in Seoul, Korea.

  • Dr. Esra Yuca joined our group at KU as a post doctoral fellow. She earned her PhD degree for her research completed at ITU.

  • H. Onur Caglar joined our group as an international visiting scholar! He will be supported by TUBITAK fund for one year.

  • Dr. Tamerler gave the Keynote presentation at Materials/Tissue Interfacial Phenomena Symposium at the Society of Biomaterials 2014 Meeting in Denver.

  • Dr. Tamerler presented her invited talk in Biological Materials Symposium at TMS 2014, San Antonio.