2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Richard Zare, Chemistry

Aidan is investigating the use of a polymer called polypyrrole to facilitate insulin administration for diabetes. Polypyrrole is a conductive polymer that can sustainably hold the drug and release it only in response to an electric stimulus. Understanding and optimizing this process could vastly improve drug administration in diabetic patients, and the method could be applied more broadly to ailments as disparate as the common migraine and malignant cancers.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Electroresponsive Polypyrrole Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Delivery

Aidan McCarty1, Devleena Samanta1, Niloufar Hosseini-Nassab1, Richard N. Zare1
[Department of Chemistry1, Stanford University]