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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.


Brett successfully defends his doctoral thesis. Congratulations!

Hackel group awarded 4-year NIH R01 grant to study Gp2 domains as small ligand scaffolds for molecular recognition.

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.