Welcome to The Merg Lab - established Fall 2020!
The Merg Lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Merced is currently recruiting highly motivated graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers.
Research within the group focuses on the design and fabrication of nanoscale materials derived from the self-assembly of sequence-programmable biomolecules (e.g., peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids). Developing these supramolecular architectures with hierarchical control across length-scales will afford materials that are suitable for a variety of biomedical and bioengineering applications. The Merg Lab is highly interdisciplinary with research interests spanning the fields of materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, materials science, reticular chemistry, and bioengineering.