The Gu Lab — Macromolecular Biomimicry

We are a young research team based out of Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the “Garden State” New Jersey. Working at the interface of synthetic polymers and biomacromolecules including nucleic acids and proteins, we aim to apply a unified view on molecules—of any forms—that have macromolecular origins. We are fundamentally interested in designing and synthesizing macromolecular systems/materials that possess life-like features—an approach that we termed as macromolecular biomimicry. We hope our research will ultimately bring new insights to solving challenges associated with biotechnology, healthcare, sustainability, and autonomous materials.

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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

123 Bevier Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854