Future Work:

"Laboratory of Biomimetic Materials and Adaptive Probes"

With the advent of designer materials for various biological applications, there is a growing demand for developing new molecular engineering approaches to achieve unmet material functionalities or properties—matching the increasing complexity of our current biomedical challenges. Contributing towards this emerging scientific endeavor, the Ardoña Research Group (Laboratory of Biomimetic Materials and Adaptive Probes) will implement a bioinspired retrosynthetic approach for engineering organic materials and their corresponding assemblies to develop appropriate tools and platforms for investigating these biological phenomena at multiple spatial and temporal scales. My future research program will revolve around the development of optically- and electronically-active peptides as in situ biological probes, specifically for the following applications:

  • Photocurrent-generating nanomaterials

  • Mechanoresponsive hydrogels

  • Biosensors