Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

The Appel lab uses innovative science at the interface between supramolecular assembly and polymer science to tackle two key areas of critical importance to society: advanced materials and health. They investigate the application of molecular recognition motifs in materials science and biology to meet the need for complex, dynamic cell culture environments and to develop novel biomimetic materials, taking advantage of the beautiful synergism between physical properties, aesthetics, and low energy consumption that is so typical of natural systems.