Jin Kim Montclare
New York University, Tandon School of Engineering
Tailoring Self-Assembling Protein Biomaterials
SESSION 5: PEPTIDE MATERIALS AND DELIVERY
Monday, June 26, 2023, at 11:10 am - 11:35 am
Inspired by nature’s biopolymers, we engineer protein biomaterials with entirely new properties and function. We employ synthetic and chemical biology to construct our materials and endow them with stimuli-responsiveness. In particular, we have fabricated protein-derived block co- polymers bearing coiled-coil and elastin like domains that form particles as well as coiled-coil fibers that can self-assemble into stand-alone soluble fibers and hydrogels.
We investigate the fundamental self-assembly and molecular recognition capabilities of these systems. More importantly, we are able to harness these structures as well as others to interface with therapeutics and cells for biomedical applications.
Jin Kim Montclare is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, who is performing groundbreaking research in engineering proteins to mimic nature and, in some cases, work better than nature. She works to customize artificial proteins with the aim of targeting human disorders, drug delivery and tissue regeneration as well as create nanomaterials for electronics. Using multidisciplinary expertise in chemistry and genetic engineering, these results have already been realized.
Prior to joining NYU-Tandon, Montclare was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Fordham University in 1997, a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from Yale University in 2001 and 2003, respectively.