Valeria Milam


Valeria

 

Milam

Associate Professor
Primary School/Department: 
Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering

Phone: 
404-894-2845
Office Location: 
MoSE 3100L
University: 
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M)
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)
Integrated Cancer Research Center
Center for Drug Design Development & Delivery

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Biomaterials
Cancer Biology
Drug Design, Development and Delivery

Research Interests:

Bio-inspired colloidal assembly for multifunctional drug delivery vehicles and colloidal-based sensing.

Dr. Milam’s current research interests focus on designing and characterizing colloids functionalized with biologically-relevant macromolecules such as oligonucleotides and cellular adhesion molecules. The specific recognition between matching macromolecules such as complementary DNA strand pairs allows for programmable adhesion between either complementary particle surfaces or between complementary particle and matrix interfaces. Using a variety of biocompatible and biodegradable materials as the colloidal substrate, these biocolloids will serve as building blocks to fabricate novel material constructs ranging from stimuli-responsive hybrid materials to therapeutic delivery vehicles.