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Welcome to the Ardoña Research Group!

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

SUE AND YUYAO ARE WINNERS OF THE 2021 CBE VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

3/17/2021

Congratulations to Sue and Yuyao for receiving first place during the 2021 CBE virtual poster session! This session was part of the grad program visitation week. Their poster was about our group's current and future research work related to biomimetic and adaptive materials.

PAULINE TRAN AWARDED AS UROP FELLOW

1/29/2021

Congratulations to Pauline for receiving a UROP Fellowship for academic year 2020-2021! She will be working on responsive peptide hydrogels.

WELCOMING UNDERGRADS IN OUR TEAM

11/9/2020

Our group is continuously growing! We welcome CBE and Chemistry undergraduate students:  Pauline Tran, Jaide Ventocilla, Vincent Lieu, and Michael Lehman!

JOIN OUR RESEARCH GROUP!

Please contact Professor Herdeline Ardoña if you are interested to join our group. More details about our research group can be found on this page