Precision Therapeutics and Bioresponsive Materials Lab

Welcome to the Medina Group at Penn State!

Working at the interface of chemical biology and nanomedicine, WE ARE developing advanced tools that can open new opportunities in precision medicine.

Matthew Participants in Penn State’s Global Fellows Program

Matthew Aronson shares his experiences studying at the National University of Singapore during the spring 2018 semester. As a Global Engineering Fellow, Matthew acts as both an ambassador for the College of Engineering study abroad programs and as a peer adviser for...

Scott Medina receives NSF CAREER Award

Supported by a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award, the Medina group is developing new bio-nanomaterial technologies that can be guided and activated by ultrasound to deliver proteins into cells with high precision. See news release...

New Paper Accepted in Biomaterials!

New paper titled: "Identification of a Mechanogenetic Link between Substrate Stiffness and Chemotherapeutic Response in Breast Cancer" accepted for publication in Biomaterials.

Janna Sloand receives Best Presentation Award at 2018 MRS Meeting

Janna Sloand receives 'Best Presentation Award' for her talk at the 2018 Materials Research Society meeting on "Template-Driven Peptide Assembly Yields Ultrasound Guided Phase-Changing Nanomaterials". Congratulations Janna! See Penn State announcement here. Special...

Our Research

Research in the Precision Therapeutics and Bioresponsive Materials Lab, led by Dr. Scott Medina, interfaces chemical biology and nanotechnology to develop new tools that enable the analysis and precise control of cells in complex biologic microenvironments. Central to our work is understanding how peptides and proteins assemble at natural and non-natural interfaces to form organized structures with unique biochemical functions. Mechanistic insights gained from these studies guide the design of bio-inspired functional materials around which we develop new biosensing and therapeutic strategies to treat infectious disease, inflammation and cancer. To learn more about our work, please click on the images below:

Image-Guided Theranostics

Precision Antimicrobials

Biomimetic Nanomaterials

The Team

 Scott Medina, Ph.D.

 Principal Investigator

 Janna Sloand, M.S.

 Graduate Student

 Andrew Simonson

 Graduate Student

 Atip Lawanprasert

 Graduate Student

Agustey Mongia

 Schreyer Honors Scholar

Matthew Aronson

 Schreyer Honors Scholar

Juan Dalo

 Schreyer Honors Scholar

Danial Nasirullah

 Undergraduate Researcher

Alda Chau

 Undergraduate Researcher
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