Hemoglobin Based Oxygen Carriers (HBOC)Universal oxygen carrying solutions that can replace the oxygen storage and transport functions of red blood cells will greatly improve clinical outcomes both for trauma victims and patients undergoing high-blood-loss surgical procedures. These oxygen... | LEARN MORE
Drug DeliveryTargeted delivery of drugs to specific regions or cells in the body is a method used to localize, prolong, and have a protective interaction between a drug and the tissue. In our lab we seek to use hemoglobin as a mediator for active targeted drug delivery to monocytes and macrophages. | LEARN MORE
Red Blood Cell StorageChanges that occur to red blood cells (RBCs) during routine blood bank storage include decreased deforma- bility, increased hemolysis and oxidative damage. Oxidative injury to the RBC membrane and hemoglobin can affect changes in shape and deformability. | LEARN MORE
Positions Available for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows.
The Palmer Lab has immediate openings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The talented individuals will join a dynamic team engineering hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for applications in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering. The candidates should be motivated and capable of working independently yet collaboratively, and will enjoy the liberty of choosing research directions. Background in bioengineering, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology is desired.