Dr. Jessica Winter
Ohio State University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
335 Koffolt Labs
140 W 19th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 247-7668
(614) 292-3769 (fax)


Lab News

  • Undergraduates received a variety of summer fellowships!

    Megan Ireland and Namrata Arya received the undergraduate research fellowship from the Office of Undergraduate Education. Zheng Hong Tan received a SUCCESS fellowship for pre-MD/PhD students, and Elleen Elliot received a NIST fellowship. Congratulations to everyone!

  • Dr. Winter featured in Design News

    Dr. Winter was featured in Design News.
    This Blog, titled Life Imitates Research For This Year’s Rising Engineering Star, can be found Here.

  • Dr. Winter featured in “Cancer Today” magazine

    Dr. Winter was featured in Cancer Today magazine.
    Link to the article is Here.

  • Chris Chang received the UG research scholarship

    Chris Chang received the UG research scholarship from the Undergraduate Honors Committee in the College of Engineering.
    Congratulation Chris!

  • the Lantern article about Core Quantum Technologies

    Dr. Winter, Mark, and Aaron are featured in the Lantern article on our cancer imaging research
    Click Here to check it out!


What We Do:

Research in the Winter lab is divided into two main areas: bionanotechnology and neural biomaterials. In the area of bionanotechnology, research focuses on nanoparticle synthesis, nanoparticle assembly, and nanofactory design for biomedical applications. Examples include synthesis of quantum dots for super-resolution imaging, synthesis of larger nanoparticles assemblies mediated by protein and DNA interactions, molecular and cell separations and sensing using magnetic quantum dots, and engineered interactions between molecular motors and cytoskeletal proteins using magnetic nanoparticle steering. In the area of neural biomaterials, we are developing materials that mimic features of brain, including dimensionality, chemistry, topography and mechanics for applications in neural disease. Examples include evaluation of glioma cell migration on nanofiber and hydrogel substrates, nanopatterned substrates to promote corneal wound healing, and nanopatterned materials to investigate migration during embryonic development.


Winter lab, Fall 2010

From top left:
(Row 1) Kalpesh Mahajan, Dr. Gang Ruan, Lucas Rodriguez, Shreyas Rao
(Row 2)  Alex Kammerer, Kristi Olesik, Kunal Parikh, Laurin Turowski
(Row 3) Ning Han, Jenny Dorcena, Dr. Jessica Winter.

Not pictured: Alex Hissong, Patrick Bradley