Prof. Hadley D Sikes

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Primary DLC

Department of Chemical Engineering

MIT Room: E19-502C

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Biomolecular Engineering
Molecular Biotechnology
Polymer Reaction Engineering
Protein Engineering
Enzyme Engineering
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Clinical Diagnostics
Low-Cost Diagnostics
Signal Amplification for Detection of Biomarkers

Research Summary

The Sikes lab engineers proteins and polymers and projects that we choose to work on all have the long term goal of improving human health. Several projects in the lab are focused on quantitative detection of biological molecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, sugars) in bodily fluids (blood, urine, biopsy samples). Currently targeted diseases include cancers of various tissues, malaria, and tuberculosis but the techniques we develop and use are readily generalizable.

(summary updated 8/2013)

Recent Work