Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

Robert J. Campbell Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering.  Associate Director of Education, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

Christine Luscombe

Robert J. Campbell Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering. Associate Director of Education, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
web site | luscombe@u.washington.edu | 206-616-1220

Professor Luscombe’s research focuses on the design, synthesis, and applications of functional macromolecules. The group aims to develop new methods for making semiconducting polymers and to create new polymers with improved light absorption, charge transport, and stability.

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Professor, Bioengineering; Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

Patrick Stayton

Professor, Bioengineering; Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
web site | stayton@u.washington.edu | 206-685-8148

Our group is interested in elucidating the fundamental mechanisms of biomolecular recognition and applying the unique capabilities of biological molecules to biotechnologies. We would like to bridge the gap between understanding molecular structure-function relationships, and to be able to utilize proteins/peptides/DNA for in vivo drug therapies, bioseparations, diagnostics, and biomaterial development.


Molecular Analysis Facility

Research Associate Professor, Bioengineering; Director, Molecular Analysis Facility

Lara Gamble

Research Associate Professor, Bioengineering; Director, Molecular Analysis Facility
web site | lgamble@uw.edu | 206-616-4173

Dr. Gamble’s research focuses on surface modification and characterization of model biomedical systems including fundamental research towards the preparation and characterization of DNA and protein microarrays. She is also involved in the development of new techniques that will enable improved analysis of the biomolecule-surface interface and improved chemical imaging of biologically relevant samples.