University of Florida
Research in the Hudalla Lab employs simple molecular assembly motifs, namely coiled-coil peptide scaffolds and beta-sheet peptide nanofibers, to organize proteins and carbohydrates into supramolecular biomaterials that can modulate innate and adaptive immune responses. Dr. Hudalla received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2004, a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. Dr. Hudalla was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University from 2010-2013 through support from an NIH National Research Service Award. Dr. Hudalla is currently an Associate Professor and a University Term Professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, where he has been since 2013. Dr. Hudalla has authored more than 30 papers, is co-editor of the book “Mimicking the Extracellular Matrix: The Intersection of Matrix Biology and Biomaterials”, and holds 3 US patents. Dr. Hudalla has received the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator award, the Journal of Materials Chemistry B & Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator award, a National Science Foundation RAISE award, the NIBIB Trailblazer award, the National Science Foundation Career award, the University of Wisconsin Alumni Early Career Achievement award, the Cade Prize for Invention & Creativity, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award.