Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Our focus is to control the transport of all types of materials, from electrons to macromolecules, across cellular membranes. Proteins are the principal “gatekeepers” of the cell but are in relatively complex formations, and therefore we rely heavily on protein engineering and synthetic biology strategies to achieve our goals. Notably, this permits us to engineer no only lipid-based membrane systems but also those membranes that are composed entirely of proteins. Such work has broad application, from the production of biochemical to the development of living batteries.
Office: Silverman Hall 3619
Email: ercek [at] northwestern [dot] edu
Emily Jayne Kocevar
Office: Silverman Hall 3617
Email: e-kocevar [at] northwestern [dot] edu