Douglas MacPherson

  • Doctoral Student, Braunschweig Lab, Nanoscience Initiative

Doug is currently pursuing his masters of science in Biotechnology at the City College of New York.

After completing a BS degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut, Doug spent a year as a research assistant for Yale School of Medicine, Department of Nephrology. At Yale, Doug worked on projects studying the role of a specific protein produced by the kidney in pancreatic cancer, melanoma and chronic kidney disease.

At the ASRC, Doug works with peptide-based hydrogels which function as a synthetic extracellular matrix for three-dimensional cell culture.

Doug is also involved in a startup company based on this technology called Biogelx, a member company of Harlem Biospace.

Research Interests

Tissue engineering, Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Regenerative medicine


D.S. MacPherson, S.A. McPhee, B.M. Zeglis, and R.V. Ulijn, The Impact of Tyrosine Iodination on the Aggregation and Cleavage Kinetics of MMP-9-Responsive Peptide SequencesACS Biomater. Sci. Eng.2022, 8, 579-587.

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