We develop biomimetic nanomaterials that are compatible and can interact with living systems. These synthetic materials that recapitulate native physiological cues will enable us to manipulate cellular behavior in vitro.
The Ardoña Research Group at UC Irvine aims to pioneer next-generation responsive and adaptive materials, which can be used as tools for unraveling biological mechanisms that involve action potential propagation and cellular mechanotransduction in contractile tissues, and pharmaco-/toxicokinetics across biological barrier tissues. We will capitalize on the biocompatibility and synthetic versatility offered by biomacromolecules to impart sensing or stimuli-responsive function on these materials.
FEATURED NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
WELCOMING UNDERGRADS IN OUR TEAM
Our group is continuously growing! We welcome CBE and Chemistry undergraduate students: Pauline Tran, Jaide Ventocilla, Vincent Lieu, and Michael Lehman!
WELCOME SUE AND YUYAO!
Sujeung (Sue) Lim and Yuyao Kuang have officially joined our research group. Very excited to have you both onboard!