Poly(zwitterionic) Coatings for Stem Cell Engineering

Poly Coatings Graphic

Ramya examined the relationship between poly(zwitterionic) brush properties and stem cell self-renewal rates and discovered that gel architectural differences can be exploited to maximize stem cell proliferation. To access optimal architectures, Ramya developed a property prediction tool that mapped the relationship between the design space in controlled radical polymerization and the property space of poly(zwitterionic) coatings.

Ramya’s work was featured on Biotechniques.  Her models correctly predict conditions that could create polymer designs that were previously only accessed by trial and error.

Read the Feature

Selected Publications