Michael Paulaitis

Professor - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Michael Paulaitis, PhD received his BS degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. He joined the OSU Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2005, after faculty appointments at the University of Delaware and at Johns Hopkins University, where he also co-directed the Institute for Multi-Scale Modeling of Biological Interactions and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Program in Computational Biology. He is currently an Ohio Eminent Scholar in Nanobiotechnology and Molecular Self-Assembly, and chairs the Executive Committee of the National Science and Engineering Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices.
Research in the Paulaitis lab is focused on the role protein-protein interactions play in molecular recognition and self-assembly in aqueous environments and at the interfaces. The lab’s recent research activities have been in the development of cellular microarrays for screening antigen-specific T-cell responses and in characterizing the biophysical properties of cancer cell-secreted microvesicles as they relate to microvesicle targeting and internalization mechanisms in cell-cell signaling.

  • Ph.D. , University of Illinois
  • M.S. , Stanford University
  • B.S. , Princeton University

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