February 2022

Our paper “A localized enantioselective catalytic site on short DNA sequences and their amphiphiles” is published in JACS Au and is featured on a supplementary cover. Congratulations to Danyu, Jun and Huihui and thanks to Prof. Tsapatsis (co-PI) and our collaborators Dr. Pantatosaki and Prof. Papadopoulos!

Lucy successfully defended her MS thesis entitled “ssDNA nanotubes as a targeted drug delivery vehicle for triple negative breast cancer”. Congratulations Lucy!

December 2021

Our paper “ssDNA nanotubes for selective targeting of glioblastoma and delivery of doxorubicin for enhanced survival” is published in Science Advances. Congratulations to Mike, Zack, Huihui and Lucy and thanks to all our collaborators!

November 2021

Danyu, Lucy and Zack presented their work at the 2021 Annual AIChE Meeting in Boston, MA. Congratulations!

October 2021

Nanlan Yang, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, joins the Kokkoli lab. Welcome Nanlan!

July 2021

Our paper “Targeted Liposomes Encapsulating miR-603 Complexes Enhance Radiation Sensitivity of Patient-Derived Glioblastoma Stem-Like Cells” has been accepted for publication to Pharmaceutics. Congratulations to Ahmed and Zack and thanks to our collaborator Prof. Chen and his group members Dr. Xu and Dr. Ma!

June 2021

Jun and Danyu’s paper “A Localized Enantioselective Catalytic Site on Short DNA Sequences and their Amphiphiles” has been posted on ChemRxiv!

May 2021

Lucy received an award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Congratulations Lucy!

March 2021

Connor received a Biomedical Research Fellowship from The Hartwell Foundation for his work entitled “Developing Methods of Drug Delivery for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Congratulations Connor!

November 2020

Our paper “Thermosensitive and Biodegradable Hydrogel Encapsulating Targeted Nanoparticles for the Sustained Co-Delivery of Gemcitabine and Paclitaxel to Pancreatic Cancer Cells” was published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Congratulations to Ahmed and thanks to our collaborators Dr. Kambhampati, Prof. Hsia and Prof. Kannan!

October 2020

Aditya Venkatraman, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, joins the Kokkoli lab. Welcome Aditya!

Our paper “Effect of an alkyl spacer on the morphology and internalization of MUC1 aptamer‐naphthalimide amphiphiles for targeting and imaging triple negative breast cancer cells” was published in Bioengineering & Translational Medicine. Congratulations to our group members Huihui, Zack, Ahmed, Jun, and thanks to our collaborators Gabriella and Prof. Wirtz!

September 2020

Congratulations to Ahmed for his new job as a Scientist in the Vaccine Drug Product Development group at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)!

August 2020

Dr. Connor Hall is a clinical fellow in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital/National Institutes of Health and will join our group for his postdoc. Welcome Connor!

February 2020

Ahmed won one of the Whiting School of Engineering Trainee Awards at the 2020 Department of Medicine/Whiting School of Engineering Research Retreat for his work entitled “Engineering of a Thermosensitive and Biodegradable Hydrogel Encapsulating Targeted Nanoparticles for the Sustained Delivery of Gemcitabine and Paclitaxel to Pancreatic Cancer “. Congratulations Ahmed!

November 2019

Our paper entitled “Design of an Aptamer-Amphiphile for the Detection of β-Lactoglobulin on a Liquid Crystal Interface” was featured on a cover of Bioconjugate Chemistry’s November 20, 2019 issue. Congratulations Ana, Huihui and Ahmed!

October 2019

Lucy Lin, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, joins the Kokkoli lab. Welcome Lucy!

September 2019

Huihui’s paper entitled “ssDNA-Amphiphile Architecture Used to Control Dimensions of DNA Nanotubes” has been accepted for publication in Nanoscale. Congratulations Huihui!

August 2019

Zack has been accepted into the NIH funded training program in Nanotechnology for Cancer Research (NTCR), offered through the Institute for NanoBioTechnology. Congratulations Zack!

July 2019

The Kokkoli lab welcomes Therese Harris from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women as a Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) student for the summer.

June 2019

The Kokkoli lab welcomes Kenneth Adusei from Yale University as an REU student for the summer.

May 2019

Huihui gave an oral presentation at the 8th International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology under the title “ssDNA-Amphiphile Architecture Used to Control Dimensions of DNA Nanotubes”.