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Katherine La Costa

Project Title

Targeted Drug Delivery

Project Description

I am working with Professor Matthew Webber to explore new routes toward more specific targeted drug delivery using supramolecular chemistry, especially in the form of a peptide-based molecule able to transition between micelle-forming molecules and nanostrucures. The transitional capabilities of such molecules will hopefully allow for a gradual and targeted release of drugs to maximize toxicity to diseased cells and minimize the drug's exposure to healthy cells.

Department Affiliation

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering