Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2018

Academic Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor(s)

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.


Senior thesis.