The Seung-Wuk Lee
Research Group

Bionanomaterials Lab - UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Welcome to the home page of the Seung-Wuk Lee Laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley! The major focus of my research program is to create precisely defined, bioinspired nanomaterials that can be used for studying complex interfacial phenomena and as functional materials, devices, and therapeutics. In my research group, we are particularly inspired by how nature manages complex interactions at interfaces and self-assembles functional bionanomaterials. Therefore, we use bioengineering approaches to both study and mimic these processes. Specifically, we use genetic engineering techniques to design novel peptides/proteins or viruses/bacteria and then use them to create programmed nanomaterials for regenerative medicine, therapeutics, biosensing, biomining, and energy generation.