Jinrong Ma portrait

Jinrong Ma

Chemical Engineering

As a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Baneyx in the department of chemical engineering, Jinrong developed hierarchical hybrid architectures comprising peptoids, proteins, and inorganics. Using sequence-defined peptoids as scaffolding blocks and solid-binding proteins as functional blocks, Jinrong we synthesized a variety of hybrid hierarchical nanostructures that take advantage of the excellent programmability of peptoids, and of the ability of structurally organized solid-binding proteins to control the binding, nucleation, and growth of various inorganic components. Jinrong graduated in 2022 and he is now a senior associate scientist in 23andMe working on the development of novel therapeutic antibodies. In addition to a PhD in MolES, Jinrong holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.