Jennifer Curtis

Associate Professor

jcurtis6@gatech.edu

404.894.8839

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MoSE G024/G128

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Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Sciences
Research Focus Areas:
  • Biobased Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics
  • Additional Research:
    Advanced Characterization; Cell biophysics; Soft Materials ; Tissue Engineering; Cell biophysics. Cell mechanics of adhesion, migration and dynamics. Immunophysics and immunoengineering. Hyaluronan glycobiology. Hyaluronan synthase.Physics of tissues. The Curtis lab is primarily focused on the physics of cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions, in particular within the context of glycobiology and immunobiology. Our newest projects focus on questions of collective and single cell migration in vitro and in vivo; immunophage therapy "an immunoengineering approach - that uses combined defense of immune cells plus viruses (phage) to overcome bacterial infections"; and the study of the molecular biophysics and biomaterials applications of the incredible enzyme, hyaluronan synthase. A few common scientific themes emerge frequently in our projects: biophysics at interfaces, the use of quantitative modeling, collective interactions of cells and/or molecules, cell mechanics, cell motility and adhesion, and in many cases, the role of bulky sugars in facilitating cell integration and rearrangements in tissues.

    Research Affiliations: Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM), Integrated Cancer Research Center, Immunoengineering, Center for ImmunoEngineering

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