Welcome to The Merg Lab!

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Research within the Merg Lab 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 peptide chemistry, materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, materials science, and bioengineering.