Through evolution, Nature has developed molecular machines to rapidly manufacture, tailor, and deliver large functional biopolymers such as proteins into specific cells. Inspired by these mechanisms of Nature, the Pentelute Lab aims to invent new chemistry for the efficient and selective modification of proteins, to ‘hijack’ these biological machines for efficient drug delivery into cells and to create new machines to rapidly and efficiently manufacture peptides and proteins.
The Pentelute lab is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment within the MIT Chemistry community. We firmly believe that solving the world’s most challenging scientific problems will require a rich variety of perspectives and abilities. We welcome talented scientists of all racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and disabilities to join us in our endeavors.