2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Annelise E. Barron, Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Nathan Barnett is a rising junior who discovered his passion for Bioengineering when he attended the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. Nathan is currently working under Dr. Annelise Barron, whose lab primarily studies the function and application of "peptoids," peptide mimics where the functional "R" group is bonded to the amide nitrogen rather than the α-carbon. Currently, Nathan and his teammates are running binding assays of DNA to peptoids as well as the human cathelicidin LL-37 to determine the molecule‟s effect on intracellular aggregation. Nathan is hoping that this experience broadens his understanding of the medical applications of molecular engineering.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

Solid Phase Sub-Monomer Synthesis of Poly-N-Substituted Glycines (Peptoids) for Capillary Electrophoresis

Nathan Barnett, Zachary Urdang, Rinki Kapoor, Annelise Barron
[Bioengineering, Biophysics; Stanford University]