Research

Group Research

The laboratory of Biointerfaces, led by Prof. Paul Cremer, is a multidisciplinary research team that works at the crossroads of biological interfaces, manomaterials, spectroscopy, and microfluidics. Biophysical and analytical studies are tied together through the employment of novel lab-on-a-chip platforms which enable high throughput/low sample volume analysis to be performed with unprecedented signal-to-noise. From neurodegenerative diseases to artificial hip implants, a huge variety of processes occur at biological interfaces. Our laboratory uses a wide variety of surface specific spectroscopies and microfluidic technologies to probe mechanisms of disease, build new biosensors against pathogens, and understand the molecular-level details of the water layer hugging a cell membrane. Research projects in the Cremer Group are divided into the four areas listed below.  Click on your area(s) of interest to learn more.

SFG of water and ions at interfaces

Spectroscopy of Interfaces

Hofmeister Effect of Electrolytes, Osmolytes

Hofmeister Effects on Biomolecules

Bioinorganic Chemistry and Biomaterial Properties of Lipid Bilayers

Bioinorganic Chemistry of Lipid Bilayers

Biosensors

Bilayer Platforms for Biosensors and Separations

Recent Posts

  1. Former group member Dr. Gibum Kim and his family visited Cremer Group Comments Off on Former group member Dr. Gibum Kim and his family visited Cremer Group
  2. Congratulations to winners of student presentations in the biomembrane symposium at the New Orleans ACS Comments Off on Congratulations to winners of student presentations in the biomembrane symposium at the New Orleans ACS
  3. Dr. Cremer met with Yanjie at JMU after giving a talk on “Probing Ion Interactions with Phospholipid Membranes” Comments Off on Dr. Cremer met with Yanjie at JMU after giving a talk on “Probing Ion Interactions with Phospholipid Membranes”
  4. Cremer Group Hiking at Rickett’s Glen State Park! This was in front of Ganoga the largest waterfall in the park with 94-feet drop. Comments Off on Cremer Group Hiking at Rickett’s Glen State Park! This was in front of Ganoga the largest waterfall in the park with 94-feet drop.
  5. Cremer Group Having Lunch with Former Group Members and Friends @Beau Thai During ACS Meeting August 20-24, 2017 – Washington, DC Comments Off on Cremer Group Having Lunch with Former Group Members and Friends @Beau Thai During ACS Meeting August 20-24, 2017 – Washington, DC
  6. Cremer Group at ACS Meeting August 20-24, 2017 – Washington, DC Comments Off on Cremer Group at ACS Meeting August 20-24, 2017 – Washington, DC
  7. Dr. Cremer is recognized as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturer for his outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of colloid, interfacial and surface chemistry. Congratulations, Paul! Comments Off on Dr. Cremer is recognized as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturer for his outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of colloid, interfacial and surface chemistry. Congratulations, Paul!
  8. Anne passed her PhD defense. Congratulations, Dr. Sendecki! Comments Off on Anne passed her PhD defense. Congratulations, Dr. Sendecki!
  9. Spring Semester Group Lunch on April 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Spring Semester Group Lunch on April 28th, 2017