Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science
University of Southern California
Noah has multiple research groups going on, below is the description of one, view his website for more:
We are developing new approaches that use microfluidic and physical chemical techniques to assemble the molecules of cell membranes into structures that mimic the structure and behavior of cells. The image to the left shows a synthetic tissue formed by swelling a lipid film from the surface of a hydrogel. When the hydrogel contains detergent-solubilized intrisic membrane proteins, the cellular structures that form from the swollen lipid film incorporate this protein in their membranes. These systems are useful for fundamental studies of membrane biophysics as well as drug discovery, diagnosis, and explorations of cell- and tissue-level systems biology.