Recent News

Our new paper is out in Nature Biomedical Engineering!

November 28, 2023

Our new paper "Engaging natural antibody responses for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease via phosphorylcholine-presenting nanofibres" was just published on Nature Biomedical Engineering. Congrats Dr.

Deleah Pettie is now a PhD candidate!

November 9, 2023

Deleah recently completed her preliminary exam on active immunotherapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Congratulations Deleah!

Our group attended the 2023 BMES annual meeting

November 9, 2023

Pablo, Deleah, Mia, Christopher and Joel recently attended the 2023 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting held in Seattle. Not only did our group members present a poster about their research but also had the opportunity to network with alumni from our lab. 

Pablo Cordero is now a PhD candidate!

October 9, 2023

Pablo has succesfully defended her PhD candidacy exam focused on a new active immunotherapy to ameliorate chronic wound healing. Congratulations Pablo!

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Curvino!

September 2, 2023

Last week, Elizabeth defended her PhD thesis titled “Engaging Natural Antibody Responses with Nanomaterials for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease".

Joel was promoted to Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs

July 20, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Joel has recently been promoted to Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs. He has joined the Pratt School of Engineering's Associate Dean Leadership Team for 2024.

Collier lab is attending the 2023 Gordon Research Conference

July 20, 2023

Joel, Emily, Shamitha and Helena are attending the 2023 Gordon Research Conference. Our students presented posters about their PhD projects and Helena was also selected for a talk. Kudos for the team!

Helena is now a PhD candidate!

June 29, 2023

Helena has succesfully defended her PhD candidacy exam focused on nanomaterial design for mucosal delivery of active immunotherapies

Poster presentation at the 2023 CBTE Symposium

April 6, 2023

Today our team presented their research work during the poster session at the 2023 Symposium hosted by the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) at Duke University. From left to right: Emily Roe, Helena Freire-Haddad, Pablo Cordero-Alvarado, Kat Lazar and Shamitha Shetty.

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Katz!

December 13, 2022

This week Rachel Katz successfully defended her PhD dissertation "Tunable Poly(ethylene glycol)-based Hydrogels for Reductionist Models of the Tumor Microenvironment". Congratulation Dr Katz!

Elizabeth presentation at the Vanderbilt Biomaterials Day

October 31, 2022

Elizabeth provided a great talk during the 2022 Vanderbilt Biomaterials Day hosted by Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Stay tuned to our website to know more about her innovative work on peptide nanofibers!

Collier Lab at 2022 BMES Annual Meeting

October 25, 2022

Members of our team assisted to the 2021 Annual Meeting of BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) which took place in San Antonio, Texas.

Congratulations to Shamitha for passing her PhD preliminary exam!

October 25, 2022

Shamitha has succesfully defended her PhD candidancy exam focused on active immunotherapies against chronic inflammmation using a self-adjuvanted nanofiber-based vaccine platform.

Rachel Katz completed an Internship at Seagen

September 6, 2022

During the summer 2022, Rachel Katz worked at Seagen in the Therapeutic Discovery Research division to design new strategies for delivery of antibody drug conjugates. We are glad to see your professional growth! 

We attended the 2022 Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium

September 3, 2022

Pablo, Emily, Elizabeth, Shamitha, Yaoying, Deleah and Joel attended the 2022 Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium this week.

Congratulations Helena Freire Haddad!

September 2, 2022

Helena was recently awarded the The James H. McElhaney Second-year PhD Fellowship after the careful consideration by a committe of BME faculty. Helena, we are proud of your achievement! 

Congratulations to Emily Roe for passing her PhD preliminary exam! Well done, Emily!

August 26, 2022

Emily has succesfully approved her PhD premilinary exam focused on the sublingual delivery of peptide nanofibers for sexually transmitted infections. 

Welcome Kat Lazar!

August 26, 2022

The Collier Lab is very excited to welcome Kat Lazar to our research group. Kat, who graduated from Tuffs University with a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering will work in Collaboration with the Chilkoti Lab during her PhD at Duke.

Check out our new paper on multiepitope supramolecular peptide nanofibers.

July 22, 2022

We are pleased to announce that our newest paper "Multiepitope supramolecular peptide nanofibers eliciting coordinated humoral and cellular antitumor immune responses" is now published online. Congrats to Dr. Yaoying Wu for leading this effort!

GRC presentations and poster award

July 20, 2022

Yaoying and Elizabeth recently attended the inaugural Immunoengineering GRC in Ventura, CA. They both presented posters, and Elizabeth gave a Poster Preview talk. Elizabeth also won a Poster Award. Congratulations!

Dr. Chelsea Fries

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to Chelsea Fries, who defended her PhD thesis in September!  Chelsea is now off to postdoc with Neil King at the University of Washington.  Congrats Chelsea!

Dr. Nikki Votaw

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to Nikki Votaw, who defended her PhD thesis in September!  Nikki is off to a Principal Scientist position in Viral Vector R&D at Isolere Bio.  Congratulations Nikki!  

Dr. Lucas Shores

October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Lucas Shores, who defended his PhD thesis in September! Lucas is off to postdoc with Melody Swartz and Jeff Hubbell at UChicago.  Congratulations Lucas!

Dr. Kelly Hainline

May 1, 2021

Kelly successfully defended her PhD thesis and is off to Los Angeles to work as a Scientist at Amgen.  Congratulations, Kelly!

Dr. Sean Kelly

January 15, 2021

Sean successfully defended his PhD thesis and is off to Baltimore for a postdoc with Jennifer Elisseeff's Group.  Congratulations Sean!