Congratulations class of 2020!! Congratulations to Professor Shukla on receiving the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE)!! Using various synthesis methods we can create configurations of polymers, proteins, and peptides to develop therapeutics and their delivery systems. Congratulations Christina Bailey-Hytholt on receiving one of Brown's 2020 Excellence in Teaching Awards!! Characterizing the properties of cells and their microenvironment aids our development of diagnostics. Congratulations Dr. Noel Vera-González, the newest PhD from the Shukla Lab!! We investigate interactions at synthetic and biological interfaces for the purpose of controlling cellular response.