Welcome to the Quiroz Lab!
Established in 2020 by Felipe Garcia Quiroz, the Quiroz Lab is part of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
We engineer self-assembling materials that are genetically-encoded and stimuli-responsive. Using these materials, together with genetic and protein engineering tools, we tackle exciting challenges in nanotechnology, biotechnology and medicine. We are also interested in dissecting the DNA and genomic parts that encode for such material systems and their emergent biophysical properties at the DNA/genome and protein levels. To learn new principles of self-assembly and stimuli-responsiveness, we take a bioinspired approach. We probe and manipulate self-assembly phenomena within cells and tissues. The resulting findings illuminate fundamental aspects of biology and serve as foundation to engineer advanced biomaterials.
Our most recent work on liquid-liquid phase separation in skin was just published in Science!