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PASZEK RESEARCH GROUP

GLYCOSCIENCE, ENGINEERING, & MEDICINE

ABOUT US

We are an interdisciplinary group of engineers, physicists, and biologists that apply principles from glycoscience, materials science, and synthetic biology to understand and rationally control cellular systems.  The work of our group aims to lead an effort to define and develop the genetic tools, imaging approaches, and conceptual frameworks to propel early stages of biophysical inquiry in glycoscience. Our long-term mission is to establish biophysical glycoscience as a coherent and exciting sub-discipline of the biosciences and biomolecular engineering. 

 

In parallel with our work in basic sciences, we also prioritize the translation of our conceptual understanding and research tools into new biotechnologies and therapeutics. We are particularly interested in the evolution of our biopolymer technology into solutions for improved human health.

 
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Glycocalyx
engineering

Powerful approaches for glycoscience and biotech

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Biophysical
glycoscience

Advancing new conceptual understanding

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Molecular
imaging

Molecular organizations in ultra-fine detail

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Mucin 
biotechnology

Solutions for industry and medicine

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COMMUNITY & DIVERSITY

We aspire to create an environment for learning, research, and professional and social interactions where every individual feels welcome and valued.  

We espouse the broader mission and values of the Smith School as described here.