UC San Diego Innovation Calendar
Inside Innovation featuring Nathan Gianneschi.
Roth Auditorium and Terrace, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 3rd Tuesdays from 4-6pm.
4:00 pm – Registration
4:15 pm – Welcome
4:20 pm – Presentation
4:40 pm – Q&A
5:00 pm – Refreshments/ Networking
Prof. Nathan Gianneschi recieved his Ph.D.at Northwestern University, where he worked to develop supramolecular allosteric catalytic systems. From 2005-2008, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher with a Dow Foundation Fellowship through the American Australian Association at The Scripps Research Institute. Since 2008, he has served as an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UC San Diego.
A set of strategies are being developed by the Gianneschi Group at UC San Diego to incorporate enzymes, proteins, peptides and nucleic acids into novel polymeric synthetic materials with the aim of programming morphology and function. Together, these efforts involve a concerted effort to develop bioresponsive, and bioactive chemical systems through innovations in synthesis and characterization of dynamic systems at multiple length and time scales. The ability to control the assembly and morphology of nanoscale materials in response to specific biomolecular stimuli is expected to have a significant impact in targeted drug delivery and advanced sensor design.