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Payne Group

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Suite 5115 Plant Sciences Building

The Payne Group is studying and applying biofabrication approaches in the construction of devices at the nanoscale. In particular, the lab focuses on biofabricating with stimuli-responsive biological polymers (especially polysaccharides) and enzymes (especially tyrosinase and transglutaminase). The goals of the group's work include creating the means for interfacing biology with electronics to produce devices that can diagnose disease at the point of care, detect pathogens at the market, and discover drugs in the lab. The Payne Group also explores providing biocompatible approaches for personalized therapy, regenerative medicine, and less-invasive surgery.