Hackel Peptide
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We are currently seeking multiple postdoctoral scholars.

Please e-mail hackel@umn.edu with CV and letter.

Our research program, in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, applies protein engineering to molecular imaging to enable molecular characterization and early detection of cancer and other diseases. Non-invasive in vivo imaging at the molecular and cellular scale has transformative potential scientifically for the observation of biological processes in living systems and clinically for the detection, characterization, and monitoring of disease. We also apply our protein engineering technologies to therapeutic and fundamental scientific challenges.


Mihee's paper (in collaboration with the Bates, Metzger, and Yannopoulos labs) was published in Biomacromolecules.

Jie's paper (in collaboration with the Yee lab) was published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Danny successfully defends his doctoral thesis. Congratulations!

Hackel group (in collaboration with the Wood, Yee, and Provenzano labs) is awarded a four-year American Cancer Society grant for cancer detection and characterization.

Larry and Danny's paper, in collaboration with Cliff and the Wagner lab, is published in ACS Combinatorial Science.

Danny, Patrick, Larry, and Yang's paper was published in Biochemistry.

Sadie and Cassie's, from Shakopee High School, paper was published in the Journal of Chemical Education.

Hackel group awarded 4-year R01 towards engineering antimicrobial peptides.

Larry Stern successfully defended his doctoral thesis!

Max, Brett, Jie, Lizzie, and Danny's paper published in Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Larry's paper featured as a Spotlight in Biotechnology & Bioengineering!

Larry wins second place in the IEM Conference and Retreat poster session in Cellular and Molecular Engineering!

The lab is awarded an NIH R21 to study the impact of charge on molecular PET imaging agents.

Patrick's paper is published in Journal of Computational Chemistry.