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  • December 3, 2018

    LSI awarded grant from the DARPA PREPARE Program

    LSI awarded grant from the DARPA PREPARE Program
    LSI is part of a team of researchers from Georgia Tech, Emory, Duke, Rockefeller, and UGA that has been awarded funding from DARPA for 'Thwarting Influenza with RNA-powered Modulators (ThIRM)'. The DARPA PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements (PREPARE) program is aimed at delivering a capability to generate programmable gene modulator MCMs (PGM-MCMs) […]
  • September 21, 2018

    Dr. Kwong gives talk at nanoDDS 2018

    Dr. Kwong gives talk at nanoDDS 2018
    The 16th International Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium highlights new groundbreaking discoveries and developments in nanomedicine and drug delivery.  Revolutionary advances in this area require collaboration amongst researchers working in a diverse array of fields including nanotechnology, materials science, imaging, cell biology, tissue engineering, gene editing, drug and gene delivery as well as clinical research. […]
  • September 17, 2018

    Anirudh Sivakumar joins LSI as a new graduate student

    Anirudh Sivakumar joins LSI as a new graduate student
    Anirudh grew up in Dallas, TX. His love for chemistry and tenure as a mathlete spurred him to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics. As a Cockrell Engineering Honors Scholar, Anirudh worked in Dr. Lydia Contreras’ lab, investigating the effects of […]
  • September 12, 2018

    Dr. Kwong invited to speak at Northwestern University

    Dr. Kwong invited to speak at Northwestern University
    Dr. Kwong will be giving a seminar at Northwestern University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics on Sept. 13. His talk is titled “Harnessing Protease Activity as ‘Biological Bits’ for Programmable Medicine”.
  • July 16, 2018

    Learn how we synthesize protease nanosensors with our latest JOVE publication

    Brandon walks through the synthesis of iron oxide nanosensors in our latest publication in JOVE. Watch the video here.
  • July 13, 2018

    Precisely Targeting Tumors with Cancer-Fighting T Cells

    Precisely Targeting Tumors with Cancer-Fighting T Cells
    Our work on remote control T cells for cancer immunotherapy was recently published in ACS Synthetic Biology! Engineered T cell therapies are a new class of treatments that have the potential to cure patients of cancer. However, tumors have the uncanny ability to turn off T cells to evade being targeted. In our study, we […]
  • July 5, 2018

    LSI goes abroad: 4th Paris NASH Meeting!

    LSI goes abroad: 4th Paris NASH Meeting!
    Dr. Kwong traveled to the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France to talk about work from our lab and Glympse Bio at the 4th Paris NASH Meeting. His talk was titled "Protease activity signatures in NASH". The Paris NASH Meeting is an international academic meeting is aimed to do a deep-dive into many aspects of NASH and […]
  • June 28, 2018

    Kevin Tao and Lee-Kai Sun win undergraduate research awards

    Congratulations to Kevin and Lee-Kai for winning awards from the Alfred H. Gibeling Family Research Fund through the Biomedical Engineering department to conduct undergraduate research!
  • June 26, 2018

    Dr. Kwong awarded new patent

    Dr. Gabe Kwong at GT/Emory and Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia at MIT have been granted a patent on using isotope-encoded reporters for multiplexed detection of target analytes in biological samples. Congrats! Read more about the patent here.
  • June 5, 2018

    LSI chosen to give plenary talk at American Transplant Congress 2018

    LSI chosen to give plenary talk at American Transplant Congress 2018
    Work in our lab on using synthetic biomarkers to noninvasively detect the onset of acute transplant rejection, spearheaded by graduate student Quoc Mac, was chosen as a plenary talk at the 2018 American Transplant Congress in Seattle, WA. We are excited to share our technology with scientists and clinicians around the country and world! ATC […]
  • May 25, 2018

    Kevin Tao and Lee-Kai Sun win PURA Salary Awards

    Congratulations to Kevin and Lee-Kai for winning a President’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA) for Fall 2018! PURA fund student salaries to conduct undergraduate research with Georgia Tech faculty and offset travel expenses for undergraduates to present their research at professional conferences. Between two hundred and three hundred competitive awards are offered on campus each year. […]
  • April 3, 2018

    Brandon Holt awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

    Brandon Holt awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship
    Congratulations to Brandon for winning a NSF Graduate Fellowship! The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
  • March 26, 2018

    Remote control using heat-triggered gene switches published in ACS Synthetic Biology

    Remote control using heat-triggered gene switches published in ACS Synthetic Biology
    Our work on engineering thermal gene switches for spatial and remote control of transcriptional activity in mammalian cells using pulses of heat was published in ACS Synthetic Biology! Congrats to Ian and the team!Read the entire manuscript here.Summary | Genetically engineered T cells have the potential to cure patients of cancer. Yet after they are infused into […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Anna Romanov wins PURA Salary Award

    Congratulations to Anna for winning a President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for Summer 2018! PURA fund student salaries to conduct undergraduate research with Georgia Tech faculty and offset travel expenses for undergraduates to present their research at professional conferences. Between two hundred and three hundred competitive awards are offered on campus each year. Read more about […]
  • March 20, 2018

    DNA gated cell sorting published in PNAS

    DNA gated cell sorting published in PNAS
    Our work on developing DNA gates for multiplexed cell sorting was published in PNAS! Congratulations to Shreyas and the rest of the team! Read the full manuscript here.
  • March 16, 2018

    Dr. Kwong wins Georgia Tech Teaching Award

    Dr. Kwong wins Georgia Tech Teaching Award
    Gabe Kwong Honored by Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning Gabe Kwong, assistant professor, will receive the Center for Teaching and Learning/BP America Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Kwong investigates cancer nanotechnology, engineering immunity, biomedical nanosystems, and high-throughput biotechnologies. Here is some of the feedback received from students regarding Kwong’s teaching: “One of the best […]
  • February 22, 2018

    LSI awarded a grant from The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation

    LSI awarded a grant from The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation
    LSI has been awarded a grant from The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation for “Enhancing T Cell Therapies for Cancer using Pulses of Heat”. The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation supports science based research in the areas of neuroscience/brain science, regenerative medicine, cell biology, cancer, and nanotechnology/nanoscience, and strives for the advancement of a healthy […]