The Palmer Group

Left to right: Evan Martindale, Connor Weyrick, Chintan Savla, Rich Hickey, Ivan Pires, Tara Wilson, Dr. Andre Palmer, Savannah Moses, Chris Gilbert, Shaun Gu, Clayton Cuddington, Don Belcher, Dr. Crystal Bolden-Rush (2018). 

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.

Positions Available for Undergraduate Researchers Starting Autumn 2018

The Palmer Lab has immediate openings for undergraduate reseachers. The Andre Palmer Research Laboratory strives to support mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students to enrich their academic experience. Each semester the Andre Palmer Research Laboratory takes 4 to 10 students to work in the lab. Background in bioengineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology is desired.


Professor Palmer is interested in the application of chemical and biomolecular engineering principles to address key issues in transfusion medicine, tissue engineering and therapeutic macromolecular delivery systems.

In particular, his research program focuses on three primary areas: 1) engineering novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) for various applications in transfusion medicine; 2) engineering HBOCs to improve oxygen transport to mammalian cell cultures and 3) engineering mechanically strengthened vesicles for specialized drug/protein/gene delivery applications.