Members of the Quiroz Lab mine protein self-assembly in engineered and biological systems. We use genetically-encoded “smart” materials, together with genetic and protein engineering tools, to tackle exciting challenges in nanotechnology, biotechnology and medicine. We leverage Intrinsically-Disordered Proteins, particularly those with repetitive architectures, for high-impact innovation and discovery. Our publications provide a good glimpse of the quality and broad impact of our work, so make sure to check them out. That said, we are a very dynamic research group and enjoy taking our work into new directions.
Three of our current research directions include:
Self-assembling, stimuli-responsive protein-based materials
Tools to dissect liquid-liquid phase separation dynamics in health and disease
Genome-editing and sequencing of highly repetitive DNAs in human genomes
Our genetic engineering tools and expertise on genetically-encoded materials are broadly applicable across bioengineering, biology and medicine. If you need our expertise and want to talk to us about collaborations, please reach out, we would love to help.