The Chan Lab will be opening Summer 2021 in the Georgia Tech-Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering! Using core concepts from drug delivery, biomaterials development, and chemical biology, we will engineer technologies to study, detect, and manage infections, inflammation, and microbiome health.

I received my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2009 and my Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2015. I pursued my graduate training in Suzie Pun’s lab, where I developed peptide-functionalized polymers to promote blood clotting for trauma applications. As a postdoctoral researcher in Sangeeta Bhatia’s lab at the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology, I engineered nanoscale materials to interface with microbial pathogens and the infected tissue microenvironment for rapid pathogen identification and antimicrobial therapies. My work is funded by an NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.


May 25, 2021 Our new review on activity-based diagnostics for infectious disease and microbiome health is now in press at Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering!

February 25, 2021 Our manuscript on a new antibiotic adjuvant was accepted at ACS Infectious Disease!

July 24, 2020 Our work is featured in STAT+ and MIT news!

July 20, 2020 Our manuscript on volatile-releasing protease nanosensors is out today in Nature Nanotechnology!

June 24, 2020 I’m thrilled to share I will be joining the GT-Emory University BME Department as an assistant professor in 2021! More details to come.