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

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