Marian  Hettiaratchi, PhD

Marian Hettiaratchi, PhD

University of Oregon

Assistant Professor, Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Expertise: Regenerative MedicineProtein EngineeringPolymer ChemistryComputational ModelingBiomaterials

Marian Hettiaratchi and members of her lab work to develop protein delivery vehicles for regenerative medicine by integrating cutting-edge techniques in protein engineering, polymer chemistry, and computational modeling to design versatile, clinically-relevant biomaterials. Hettiaratchi is a recipient of an NIH R21 Trailblazer Award for her project, “A Directed Evolution Approach to Affinity-Based Protein Delivery.”  She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto after receiving her PhD in biomedical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. She joined the UO faculty in 2020 and holds an affiliate appointment at Oregon Health & Science University. 

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Tunable “affibodies” offer a new approach to healing bone fractures

University of Oregon researchers have developed a system to get that protein to the site of injury and release it gradually over time.
01-Aug-2023 01:05:18 AM EDT

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