Latest News

 

July 2019

Congratulations to Daniel Yur! Daniel was a 2019 Best of BIOT award winner at the BIOT division at the 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

He will give a webinar this fall. 

March 2019

We welcome new post doctoral student, Anuraag Boddupalli, to the group!

 

 

 

 

 

January 2019

Congratulations to Rachel Lieser! Rachel was a 2018 Best of BIOT award winner at the BIOT division at the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

She will give a webinar on Jan. 15th, entitled "Controlled EGFR ligand display on cancer suicide enzymes for targeted intracellular delivery". Please go to this link to register live webinars (http://acsbiot.org/index.php/2018-best-biot/).

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January 2019

Click here to read Rachel's publication!

Lieser R.M., Chen W., and Sullivan, M.O. (2018) "Controlled EGFR ligand display on cancer suicide enzymes via UAA engineering for enhanced intracellular delivery in breast cancer cells," Bioconjugate Chemistry.

 
 
October 2018

Click here to read Raj's publication!

Thapa, R.K. and Sullivan, M.O. (2018) "Gene delivery by peptide-assisted transport," Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

We welcome new graduate student, Katie Nelson, to the group!

 
 
 
 
June 2018

Congratulations to Raj Thapa! Raj was a poster contest winner at the 2018 Nanotechnology in Medicine in Albufeira, Portugal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018

We welcome new post doctoral student, Silvia Grama, to the group!

 

 
 
 
March 2018

Rachel Lieser will give a talk at the American Chemical Society Meeting New Orleans, LA, entitled "Controlled EGFR Ligand Display on Cancer Suicide Enzymes for Targeted Intracellular Delivery.'

 
 
 
March 2018

Click here to read Erik's publication!

Munsell, E.V., Kurpad, D.S., Freeman, T.A., and Sullivan, M.O. (2018) "Histone-targeted gene transfer of bone morphogenetic protein-2 enhances mesenchymal stem cell chondrogenic differentiation," Acta Biomaterialia.

 
 
 
January 2018

We welcome new graduate student, Lisa Swartzentruber, to the group!

 
 
 
 
 
January 2018

We welcome new graduate student, Esther Roh, to the group!

 
 
 
 
November 2017

We welcome new graduate student, Jeongmin Hwang, to the group!

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Munsell for successfully defending his thesis, entitled “Histone-targeted nucleic acid delivery for tissue regenerative applications."

 

 

 

 

 

October 2017

We welcome new post doctoral student, Raj Thapa, to the group!

 
 
 
 
October 2017

Congratulations to Victoria Muir. Victoria was a poster contest winner at the 2017 AIChE Undergraduate Student Poster Competition in Minneapolis.

 
 
 
 
July 2017

Click here to read Chad's publication!

Greco, C.T., Epps III, T.H., and Sullivan, M.O. (2017) "Predicting Gene Silencing Through the Spatiotemporal Control of siRNA Release from Photo-responsive Polymeric Nanocarriers," JoVE.

 
 
 
May 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Chad Greco for successfully defending his thesis, entitled “Controlled Nucleic Acid Delivery Using Photo-Responsive Polymeric Formulations.”

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017

We welcome post doctoral student, Thu Vi, to the group!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
May 2017

We welcome graduate student, Colleen Fridley, to the group!

 
 
 
 
April 2017

Click here to read Chad's publication!

Greco, C.T., Andrechak, J.C., Epps III, T.H., and Sullivan, M.O. (2017) "Anionic Polymer and Quantum Dot Excipients to Facilitate siRNA Release and Self-Reporting of Disassembly in Stimuli-Responsive Nanocarrier Formulations," Biomacromolecules.

 
 
March 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sullivan for being inducted as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

 

 

 

 
February 2017

Dr. Sullivan was invited to speak at the 8th Biennial Australian Colloids and Interfaces Symposium (ACIS), Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia , entitled “Unlocking Intracellular Therapeutic Targets through Novel Nanostructured Biomaterials.”

 
 
 
January 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Morgan Urello for successfully defending her thesis, entitled “Utilization of Collagen Remodeling Pathways to Achieve Efficient, Controlled Gene Delivery in Chronic Wound Repair.”

 

 

 

 

January 2017

Click here to read Chad's publication!

Greco, C.T., Muir, V.G., Epps III, T.H., and Sullivan, M.O. (2017) "Efficient tuning of siRNA dose response by combining mixed polymer nanocarriers with simple kinetic modeling," Acta Biomaterialia.

 

 

 

 

November 2016

Dr. Sullivan was invited to give a keynote lecture at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, entitled “Regulation of Intracellular Delivery through Peptide-based Nanocarrier Design.”

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

Dr. Sullivan will give a plenary lecture at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, entitled “Unlocking Intracellular Therapeutic Targets through Novel Nanostructured Biomaterials.”

 
 
 
Novermber 2016

Erik Munsell will give a talk at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fall Meeting, San Franscisco, CA, entitled "Histone-targeted gene carriers for bone regeneration.' 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016

We welcome new graduate student, Daniel Yur, to the group!

 

 

 

 

 

September 2016

Click here to read Morgan's publication!

Urello, M.A., Kiick, K.L., and Sullivan, M.O. (2016) "Integration of Growth Factor Gene Delivery with Collagen-Triggered Wound Repair Cascades using Collagen-Mimetic Peptides," Bioengineering & Translational Medicine

 
 
August 2016

Click here to read Chad's publication!

Greco, C.T., Epps III, T.H., and Sullivan, M.O. (2016) "Mechanistic Design of Polymer Nanocarriers to Spatiotemporally Control Gene Silencing," ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

 

 

August 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Sullivan for being awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled “Collagen Turnover-stimulated Gene Delivery to Enhance Tissue Repair.”

Co-investigators:  Kristi Kiick (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware)

 
 
August 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Sullivan for being awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled “Design of Multi-Functional SplitCore HBV Capsids for Precisely Controlled Multi-siRNA Delivery in Cancer Therapeutics.”

Lead investigator:  Wilfred Chen (Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware)

 

 

 

August 2016

Erik Munsell's invited to give a seminar, Aug. 2016 at the Gordon Research Seminar: Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology. Click here to see more.

 

 

 

 

 

July 2016

Morgan Urello, Kristi Kiick, and Millicent Sullivan filed for a U.S. provisional patent, entitled "Collagen-Mimetic Peptide Mediated Delivery of DNA Carriers for Efficient Delivery From Collagen." 

 

 

 

 

July 2016

Chad Greco, Thomas H. Epps, III, and Millicent Sullivan filed for a U.S. provisional patent, entitled "Hybrid Formulation of Responsive Polymeric Nanocarriers for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Delivery."

 

 
 
June 2016

Click here to read Nikki's publication!

Ross, N.L. and Sullivan, M.O. (2016) “Overexpression of caveolin-1 in inflammatory breast cancer cells enables IBC-specific gene delivery and prodrug conversion using histone-targeted polyplexes,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

 
 
May 2016

Dr. Sullivan was invited to speak at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., entitled “Regulation of Intracellular Delivery through Peptide Nanocarrier Design and Self-assembly.”

 

 

 

 

April 2016

Congratulations to Victoria Muir for being selected for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Click here to read more.

 

 

 

 

April 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Sullivan for being awarded a R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), entitled “Collagen Turnover-Stimulated Gene Delivery to Enhance Chronic Wound Repair.” Click here for more.

Co-investigator:  Kristi Kiick (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware) Collaborator:  David Margolis (Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)

 

 

April 2016

Dr. Sullivan was invited to speak at the 13th Annual Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience:Self-assembled Architectures and Devices (FNANO16), Snow Bird, Utah, entitled “Unlocking Intracellular Therapeutic Targets Through Novel Nanostructured Biomaterials.”

 

 

 

 

 

March 2016

Congratulations to Victoria Muir for Second place in the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium, ACS Spring National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

March 2016

Dr. Sullivan presents an invited seminar at Arizona State University, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) entitled “Unlocking Personalized Medicines Through Nanomaterials Design”.

 

 

 
 
Feburary 2016

Victoria Muir's research is highlighted on UDaily for Engineers week. Click here or her photo on the left to see more.

 

 

 

 

January 2016

Click here to read Erik's publication!

Munsell, E.V., Ross, N.L., and Sullivan, M.O. (2015) “Journey to the Center of the Cell: Current Nanocarrier Design Strategies Targeting Biopharmaceuticals to the Cytoplasm and Nucleus,” Current Pharmaceutical Design, 22(9): 1227-44.

 

 
 
January 2016

Dr. Sullivan presents an invited seminar at University of Iowa, Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA, entitled “Unlocking Personalized Medicines Through Nanomaterials Design”.

 

 

 

 

January 2016

Click here to read the publication!

Walsh, J.W., Hoffstad, O.J., Sullivan M.O., and Margolis, D.J. (2015) “Association of Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Death in a Population-Based Cohort from the United Kingdom,” Diabetes Care, doi: 10.1111/dme.13054.

 

 

 

 

December 2015

Dr. Sullivan presents an invited talk at the University of Delaware, College of Engineering Coffee Talks, Newark, DE, entitled “Biologically Inspired Gene Delivery to Enhance Tissue Repair”.

 

 

 

 

October 2015

Click here to read Nikki's publication!

Ross, N.L. and Sullivan, M.O. (2015) “Importin-4 Regulates Gene Delivery by Enhancing Nuclear Retention and Chromatin Deposition by Polyplexes,” Molecular Pharmaceutics, 12(12): 4488-4497.

 

 
 
October 2015

Dr. Sullivan was invited to speak at Princeton Bioengineering Day, Princeton, New Jersey, October 2015 entitled “Unlocking (More) Personalized Medicines through Nanocarrier Design.”

 

 

August 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Sullivan for being awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled “Design of RNA-triggered Disassembly Mechanisms in Multi-responsive Polymer Nanocapsules for Personalized Physiological Profiling and Tailored Therapeutics.”

Co-investigators:  Wilfred Chen (Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware), Thomas H. Epps, III (Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware)

 

August 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Sullivan for being a coinvestigator for the grant awarded from the National Science Foundation (NSF), entitled “UNS:Synthetic multilayer targeting DNA devices for detection of specific cancer indicators and programmed assembly of split yCD for prodrug activation.”

Lead investigator:  Wilfred Chen (Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware)

 

 

July 2015

Dr. Sullivan was invited to speak at the 6th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain, entitled “On/off Spatiotemporal Control and Tunable Gene Silencing using Photoresponsive Nanocarriers.”

Click here to see more!

 

 

 

May 2015

Click here to read Abby's publication!

Foster, A.A., Ross, N.L., and Sullivan, M.O.  (2015) “Fluorescent Dye Incorporation Causes Weakened Gene Association and Intracellular Aggregate Formation in Non-viral Carriers,” Journal of Gene Medicine, 17: 69-79.

 

 

 

 

May 2015

Congratulations to Erik Munsell. Erik was a poster contest winner at the Chemistry Biology Interface Symposium in Baltimore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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