Student Research Paper
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Thomas E. Hagan, Jr.
The cell membrane is one of the most essential components of the cell, and its components have a role in its overall function. My project was to synthesize artificial liposomes using phospholipids and cholesterol that would be able to mimic cell membrane function. These entities could help scientists to understand more about the role of lipids in the cell membrane and elucidate their function, as components of the cell membrane can be altered in different diseases such as cancer.
Schweibenz, Colby Kristina, "Synthesis of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles for Use in Studying the Role of Lipids in the Cellular Membrane" (2018). Chemistry: Student Scholarship & Creative Works. 1.