Welcome to the Joy Lab

Interfacing chemistry with biomedical engineering and physics

Research in the Joy lab is guided by critical biomedical
and engineering needs. We address unmet needs with comprehensive and
translatable solutions based on tailored biomaterials and advanced polymers. 

Research

Research in the Joy lab is guided by critical biomedical and engineering needs. We address those needs with comprehensive and translatable solutions based on tailored biomaterials and advanced polymers.

Tailored Synthesis of Functional Polymers

Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Wound Healing and Skin Regeneration

The Joy Lab is bringing a multi-pronged approach to this challenging issue. We bring forth solutions that decrease or eliminate bacterial contamination of the wound area, and design polymeric devices that serve as hosts for cells involved in the granulation and remodeling process.

Protein-polymer interactions / Oligo-polymer interactions​

We are designing functionalized polyesters and polyurethanes that can mimic such interactions with the expectation that understanding the design principles of such interactions will enable us to design custom polymers for the inhibition or enhancement of protein-protein and/or nucleotide-protein interactions.

Opioids and Forensics

Countering the opioid epidemic Trace sample collection and release for DNA and/or protein analysis