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 physical and chemical control across length-scales (an outstanding challenge within the field of biomolecular self-assembly), is a critical step towards the deployment of these materials for a variety of biomedical and bioengineering applications (e.g., biosensors, drug delivery, catalysis, etc.). The Merg Lab is highly interdisciplinary with research interests spanning the fields of peptide chemistry, materials chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, materials science, and bioengineering.