Welcome to the Rudra Lab

Development of supramolecular peptide and peptidomimetic biomaterials for cell-free immunomodulation as vaccines.

Specific research interests include:

  • Develop multifactorial and rationally designed vaccines and immunotherapies based on supramolecular nanomaterials for modulating the immune system in health and disease.
  • Elucidate the effects of chirality on molecular self-assembly and innate immunity to fabricate mirror-image nanomaterials for immuno/biomedical applications.
  • Pioneer the use of supramolecular scaffolds for the assembly of signalosomes for amplification and spatiotemporal regulation of immune signaling.

Jai Rudra, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering Department

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News and Updates

Megan Files publishes in Vaccines!

Congratulations to Dr. Megan Files for her latest publication in Vaccines titled “Self-adjuvanting nanovaccines boost lung-resident CD4+T cell immune responses in BCG-primed mice”. Read the paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41541-022-00466-0

Zain submits new publication

On February 16, 2022, the Rudra lab submitted an article titled “Coiled Coil Crosslinked Alginate Hydrogels Dampen Macrophage-Driven Inflammation” in ACS Publications. Good work! Full text here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.biomac.1c01462

Congrats on publishing Zain!

July 21st, 2021 Gels accepted the publication “Biocompatible and Enzymatically Degradable Gels for 3D Cellular Encapsulation under Extreme Compressive Strain”. Congratulations on a successful paper! Full link: https://www.mdpi.com/2310-2861/7/3/101

New changes coming to Rudra Lab website!

2022 is a chance to better improve communications between individuals in the lab but more importantly how we share our research with the world! The new and improved Rudra Lab website hopes to offer more clear ways to access information about what we do and the impact Rudra Lab is making in the immunology world. […]