West Lab for Biofunctional Materials

Innovation in hydrogel materials and nanoparticles for healthcare and biosciences

Clinical Trial Results for Nanoshell Cancer Therapy

Nanoshells can be used for NIR photothermal cancer therapy. Some of the clinical trial results were recently published in PNAS.

Reversible Peptide Conjugation in Novel Hydrogels

Tools from optogenetics enabled design of hydrogel biomaterials that undergo reversible immobilization of peptides in response to visible light.

2019 Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Dr. West chaired the 2019 meeting in Spain. Many West Lab students and alumni attended and presented their research.

Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Dr. West was honored to receive this award from the Duke Graduate School in 2019. Many thanks to wonderful West Lab students and alums.