PPLG Framework Gels
I am working on the synthesis of structured rigid rod framework hydrogels from synthetic polymers. These polymers form an α-helical structure with pendant “click” groups, which enable efficient conjugation of small molecules and other polymers. The rigid rod geometry of this polymer also creates hydrogels with unique physical properties for tissue engineering. I am exploring various chemistries for the conjugation of biologically relevant carbohydrates and peptides to this polymer backbone.
Email: wangwade @ mit . edu