About the Ameer Lab
January 2014: A paper by PhD student Gali Baler got published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B, titled "Electrostatic unfolding and interactions of albumin driven by pH changes: a molecular dynamics study"
November 2013: A paper by former postdoc Elaine Shang and former research professor Karen Lapidos got published in Artificial Organs, titled "A receptor-based bioadsorbent to target advanced glycation end products in chronic kidney disease"
October 2013: Dr. Karen Lapidos will leave the Ameer Lab to start her role as Associate Director at NU's Office of Research Development. Congrats Karen on your new job, you will be thoroughly missed though!
July 2013: Ryan Lam won the poster award in the Comprehensive Transplant Center's Basic Science category. Congrats!
June 2013: Robert van Lith was featured in the spring issue of McCormick Magazine. For the article, see link.
The Ameer Research Lab, part of the Biomedical
Engineering Department, is located on the third
floor of the Technological Institute of Northwestern
University, right next to the lake on the beautiful Evanston
In our research, we investigate novel in vivo (in the body) as well as ex vivo (out of the body) approaches to assess, replace and/or regenerate tissue function. Towards this goal, we are working on projects that integrate fundamental principles from the areas of biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, drug and gene delivery and biotechnology.