The team of 8 Harvard undergrads and 4 graduate mentors presented their project at the iGEM Jamboree last weekend. The team’s project, Plastiback, focused on degrading ocean plastic and converting the byproducts into an electrical current in order to create a global map of ocean plastic. They achieved gold medal status for their accomplishments and received an honorable mention in the Environmental track of the competition.
Congrats to Noémie, Anna, Richie, and Peter on their recent publication in ACS Biomaterials Science and Technology! The paper describes a new method to purify curli amyloid fibers and use them for the fabrication of functional materials.
Our work is on the recently relaunched Wyss website, you can find it here.
This week, at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal, Noemie presented two posters on her work to engineer electrically conductive protein nanowires and increase the scalability of curli-based materials. Neel presented the lab’s work in the New Frontiers Symposium on Biomaterials Design via Synthetic Biology.
The Joshi lab receives a pilot award from the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator to investigate the Biofilm Integrated Nanofiber Display (BIND) system for therapeutic uses in the gut.
Welcome to the newest member of the Joshi group!
7 lbs. 12 oz. Mom and baby are doing well.
We welcome new postdoc Noémie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne to the lab! Noémie recently completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in the labs of Angie Belcher and Paula Hammond.
Group members Richie Tay and Rajiv Desai present at the MRS meeting in San Francisco.
We welcome new postdoc Martin Nussbaumer to the lab! Martin recently completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Basel in the lab of Nico Bruns. He is funded by a postdoctoral research grant from the Swiss National Federation.