I’m a postdoc at University of Chicago and a PhD graduate from Ohio State University with a specialty in self-assembled biomaterials. My dissertation project focused on developing DNA-based machine elements and actuation methods. My postdoctoral work explores polyelectrolyte complexation of biomaterials.


I’m guest editing a Special Issue of Applied Sciences titled “Mechanical Design in DNA Nanotechnology” – more info here!

Check out our new methods video and paper published in JoVE! “Assembly and Characterization of Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles” – videopaper

Marras et al., PNAS 2015 introduced our machine design approach for molecular robotics – read it here

Associated Labs:

Tirrell lab @ UChicago Molecular Engineering
“The Science of Self-Assembly”
Castro lab @ OSU Mechanical Engineering
“DNA-based Nanostructures”